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Broadway will pay tribute to Hoffman

 

Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the movie and theater star who earned three Tony Award nominations.

The Broadway League said Monday the lights will be dimmed for one minute starting at 7:45 p.m.

Hoffman made his Broadway debut in Sam Shepard’s True West with John C. Reilly in 2000 and followed it up three years later with Eugene O'Neill’s Long Day’s Journey Into Night with Brian Dennehy and Vanessa Redgrave. In 2012, he played a powerful Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller under the direction of Mike Nichols. Each time he earned a Tony nod.

He also was a longtime supporter of the off-Broadway Labyrinth Theatre Company, where he served as co-artistic director.

Baby news

There’s a new Jonas in the world.

Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle welcomed their first child, a daughter, on Sunday, People.com reports.

“We are overjoyed at the birth of Alena Rose Jonas,” the new parents said in a statement to E! News. “She is precious! We could not be more excited to start building our family together. We want to thank our family and friends for their love and support, and our fans for all of their well wishes.”

Heading to Haiti

A representative for Arcade Fire says that the Grammy Award-winning indie rock band will perform in Haiti this month.

Scott Rodger of Quest Management confirmed in an email that the Canadian band will play Feb. 21 as part of the country’s Carnival celebrations in the coastal town of Jacmel. The event generally features only local groups.

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