Broadway to honor director Gene Saks by dimming its lights

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Posted: Mar 31, 2015 11:07 AM
Broadway to honor director Gene Saks by dimming its lights

NEW YORK (AP) — Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Gene Saks, the Tony Award-winning director of such plays as "Brighton Beach Memoirs" and "The Odd Couple."

The Broadway League says the lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Saks died Saturday at 93.

Saks won his first Tony in 1977 for directing the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical "I Love My Wife," and two more for Neil Simon plays, "Brighton Beach Memoirs" in 1983 and "Biloxi Blues" in 1985. He also received nominations for "Half a Sixpence" (1965), "Mame" (1966), "Same Time, Next Year" (1975), and "Lost in Yonkers" (1991).