It's been days that Paul Newman died, but honor keeps rolling in for him with the latest one coming from Broadway theaters which will dim their lights to honor the late actor. At 8 P.M. Friday, October 3 all Broadway theaters will remain dark for one minute to give regards to him.
Remembering Newman, who besides his on-screen projects also appeared in five Broadway productions, Charlotte St. Martin, the executive director of the Broadway League, said "For over half a century Paul Newman has graced our stages and inspired our souls with his brilliant talent." Remembering Newman's stage appearances, Charlotte continued, "After beginning his illustrious career on stage, his love for theater continued throughout his life as demonstrated by the Newman family's support of the renowned Westport Country Playhouse. Off-stage, his tireless devotion to philanthropic work has enhanced many lives and worthwhile causes."
"His presence everywhere will be missed," Charlotte concluded. Newman died Friday, September 26, 2008 after long battle with cancer. He was 83.
Some of the Broadway productions that Newman had appeared in are "Picnic", "Baby Want a Kiss" in 1964 for which he teamed up with his actress wife Joanne Woodward, and his last one "Our Town" in 2002 which earned him a Tony nomination.