Broadway Theaters Will Dim Their Lights for Peter Shaffer


first_img View Comments Broadway theaters will dim their marquees in honor of Peter Shaffer, the Tony and Oscar-winning playwright who passed away on June 6 at the age of 90. Marquees will go dark in his memory on June 16 at 6:45 PM for one minute.”Peter Shaffer…leaves behind a legacy of words through his notable body of critically and commercially successful works,” Broadway League President Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement. “He will be missed, and our thoughts are with his family and friends.”Born in Liverpool, Shaffer began his writing career by penning a series of mystery novels with his fraternal twin, the late Anthony Shaffer. Peter’s early works included Five Finger Exercise and Lettice and Lovage; the latter received a reading by the Acting Company featuring Angela Lansbury and Dana Ivey on June 13. Shaffer garnered his first Tony Award in 1975 for Equus and won again six years later for Amadeus. In 1985, he won an Academy Award for penning the film adaptation of Amadeus. Peter Shaffer(Photo: Bruce Glikas)last_img

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