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Broadway to honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning

The theater community will honor Jack Klugman and Charles Durning by dimming Broadway’s lights in back-to-back memorials.

The marquees at all Broadway theaters will go dark for one minute at 8 p.m. Thursday in honor 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 8 p.m. 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.

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