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Broadway: Hoffman's stomping grounds go dark to honor the great actor

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Broadway is taking time out to honor Philip Seymour Hoffman who died this weekend with a needle stuck in his arm. The Great White Way is going to dim its lights for the late actor who was a constant presence on the stages of New York theaters before, during and after his work on the big screen.

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According to The Wrap via MSN on Feb. 3, Broadway will go dark on Wednesday for one minute to remember Philip Seymour Hoffman.

By way of background, Hoffman was an acclaimed theater performer. He joined the LAByrinth Theater Company in 1995 for which he staged and performed in numerous productions.

As a director, Hoffman received two nominations for Drama Desk Award for outstanding director of a play, one for "Jesus Hopped the A Train" in 2001 and another for "Our Lady of 121st Street" in 2003.

On the topic of the difference between acting and directing, Hoffman said, "....the directors experience is not the real experience...You are the most subjective person in the room. You have no objectivity. You have to take a couple of weeks off and then come back to watch it without telling anyone, and you will see it with different eyes."

Hoffman's performance in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman prompted critic Ben Brantley of the New York Times to conclude that "Mr. Hoffman is one of the finest actors of his generation...beyond dispute.

And so, as this celebrated thespian is laid to rest, Broadway remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman as the Great White Way goes dark for one minute in the late actor's honor on Feb. 5.


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