Broadway To Dim Its Lights In Memory Of James Gandolfini

Originally posted on CBS New York:

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Broadway will pay tribute to New Jersey native and “Sopranos” star James Gandolfini who died of a heart attack in Italy last week at age 51.

The marquees of Broadway theaters will be dimmed for one minute at 8 p.m. Wednesday to honor the late stage and screen actor.

James Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience. Whether on screen or on a Broadway stage, he made every role believable and seemingly effortless,” stated Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League. “Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, and certainly to all of his fans who felt as if they knew his characters.”

PHOTOS: Remembering James Gandolfini

Gandolfini attended Rutgers University and worked as a bartender and nightclub manager before starting his acting career in the…

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