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Broadway League will now dim all marquee lights in memory of Hinton Battle

On March 1, the League had announced that only certain marquees would be dimmed in honor of the three-time Tony Award-winning performer.

Hinton Battle (Credit: Courtesy of the Broadway League)

The Broadway League has shared an updated plan for the marquee-light dimming in memory of three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle. The League will now dim all Broadway marquee lights on March 12 at 6:45pm to honor the late Broadway star. On March 1, the League had announced plans to only dim certain marquees in memory of Battle, who passed away on Jan. 30 at age 67.

“After further consultation among the committee of theater owners and reflecting on the impact of Hinton Battle, the committee has shared with his family that all Broadway theaters will dim their lights in his honor on March 12, 2024, at 6:45pm, for one minute,” said Jason Laks, interim president of the Broadway League. “As we continue to remember Mr. Battle’s remarkable talent and array of roles, the decision was made to dim all lights as the most appropriate way to recognize his legacy on Broadway and within our community.”

Among Battle’s extensive array of Broadway credits, he won three Tony Awards for Best Featured Actor in a Musical, setting a record in the category, for his roles in 1981’s “Sophisticated Ladies,” 1984’s “Tap Dance Kid” and 1991’s “Miss Saigon.”