Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Broadway Lights Will Dim Tonight in Honor of Lynn Redgrave

Marquees along the Great White Way will be dimmed at 7 p.m. tonight for one minute to pay tribute to Lynn Redgrave, who died Sunday at her home in Kent, CT.

Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, is quoted on Playbill.com as saying, "In addition to Lynn Redgrave's genius as a multitalented performer and writer, she was very generous with her time and influence. My memories of her brilliant performances on stage are matched with seeing her dedicated activities offstage. Whether participating in an Actors Fund meeting or a walkathon for charity, her warmth and selflessness always made the day brighter. Our thoughts are with her family, friends, and audiences."

Anyone who heard her moving theatre reflection at last year’s Broadway Blessing would have felt that warmth. We were so fortunate to have had her with us.

St. Paul tells us that “the lives of those who are faithful to God are changed not ended,” but we will miss not having her in our world. May God bless her richly, as she blessed so many in her time here.

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