James Gandolfini - Lights Go Out On Broadway For James Gandolfini

Broadway will dim its lights on Wednesday (June 26, 2013) in tribute to actor James Gandolfini, the Tony award nominee who died in Italy last week aged 51. The Broadway League announced that theatre marquees will go dark for one minute at 8pm, reports the Los Angeles Times.

Gandolfini was best known for playing New Jersey mobster Tony Soprano on HBO's The Sopranos - considered the greatest television drama of all time - though he also excelled on the stage. In 2009, the actor earned a best actor Tony Award nod for his role in Yasmina Reza's comedy God of Carnage, which he produced two years later at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre. Previously, Gandolfini had appeared in A Streetcar Named Desire (1992) opposite Jessica Lange and a youthful Alec Baldwin. 

"Whether on screen or on a Broadway stage, [Gandolfini] made every role believable and seemingly effortless," Charlotte St. Martin, the Broadway League's executive director, said in a statement.

The Sopranos star, who also appeared in comedy In The Loop, drama Zero Dark Thirty and the Brad Pitt-starring Killing Them Softly, died of a heart attack while visiting Rome with his son on Wednesday (June 19, 2013). His funeral is planned for Thursday in New York City and will undoubtedly be attended by some of the biggest movie and television stars in the business.

We here at Contactmusic.com send our condolences to the family and friends of James Gandolfini.

James GandolfiniJames Gandolfini At The Premiere of 'Which Way Is The Front Line From Here?'

James Gandolfini
James Gandolfini At The Premiere of 'Zero Dark Thirty'


Tags: James Gandolfini - Jessica Lange - Alec Baldwin - HBO - The Sopranos


More James Gandolfini

James Gandolfini's Swansong 'The Drop' Is a Thrilling, Fitting End

It would be easy to become sentimental and profess 'The Drop' - the final movie starring the late James Gandolfini - as the finest of...

Was 'The Sopranos' Ending Based on 'The Last Supper'?

Seven years after HBO's The Sopranos ended with that black screen - apparently fooling some viewers into thinking their TV's were on the blink -...

David Chase Backtracks, Maybe Tony Soprano DID Die in that Diner

David Chase, the creator of The Sopranos, has responded to the story that set the internet alight on Wednesday in which he was quoted as...

Look Out Spotify – Amazon Launches Audio Streaming Service ‘Prime Music’

Amazon is tipping it toe into the saturated online music streaming business by launching ‘Prime Music’ – its own service that will be available free...


Game of Thrones vs. The Sopranos: Is Popularity Indicative of Quality?

The inevitable news that Game of Thrones surpassed The Sopranos as HBO’s most ‘popular’ show arrived, rather pertinently, via a Tweet. "Raise a glass of...

Tom Hardy To Work With Ridley Scott On BBC Period Drama 'Taboo'

Tom Hardy and Sir Ridley Scott will be working together on an upcoming eight part BBC drama Taboo, based on an original story created by...

A Week In Movies: Hollywood Legends Hit London, As Do A Trio Of Big Premieres, While New Trailers Promise Tears, Laughs, Thrills And Chills

Tom Cruise, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hugh Jackman and Emma Thompson were all on hand for Sunday night's Empire Awards in London, a lively and colourful event...

James Gandolfini's Final Movie 'The Drop', With Tom Hardy [Trailer + Pictures]

The trailer for The Drop - James Gandolfini's final movie before his untimely death last year - has rolled out online. Co-starring Tom Hardy and...



James Gandolfini Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on James Gandolfini

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All