Broadway to honour theatre greats

The marquees at all Broadway theatres will be dimmed in back-to-back memorials for Jack Klugman and Charles Durning

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Jack Klugman, left, and Charles Durning
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The theatre community will honour Jack Klugman and Charles Durning by dimming Broadway’s lights in back-to-back memorials.

The marquees at all Broadway theatres will go dark for one minute at 8pm Thursday in honour of Durning, who died Monday at 89. Durning amassed several important Broadway credits, including playing Big Daddy in a 1990 revival of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, David Rabe’s Boom Boom Room and opposite George C. Scott in Inherit the Wind in 1996.

On Friday, the 40 Broadway marquees will go dark at 8pm for Klugman, who also died Monday at 90. Klugman earned a Tony Award nomination for Gypsy in 1960 and his Broadway roles included parts in I’m Not Rappaport and The Sunshine Boys.