Broadway Theaters Will Pay Tribute to James Gandolfini Tonight

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Tonight, Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights at 8 PM for one minute in memory of actor James Gandolfini, who recently passed away at the age of 51 from a massive heart attack. In addition to his Emmy-winning role on HBO’s “The Sopranos,” the New Jersey native also had a successful stage career.

In 2009, Gandolfini was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in “God of Carnage.” He also appeared in “On the Waterfront” in 1995 and “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1992.

“James Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience,” Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League, said in a statement. “Whether on screen or on the Broadway stage, he made every role believable and seemingly effortless.”

Funeral proceedings will be held at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in NYC tomorrow morning.