Broadway Dims Marquees in Honor of Gandolfini

By Genevieve Belmaker, Epoch Times
June 26, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

NEW YORK—In a traditional Broadway show of respect, marquee lights were dimmed at 8 p.m. on June 26 for deceased actor James Gandolfini. While lights were dimmed for about 5 minutes, the famed Music Box Theater on 44th Street displayed a memorial photo of him. 

New Jersey-born Gandolfini, best known for his role as Tony Soprano in the hit HBO series “The Sopranos,” started his career on Broadway. He debuted in a 1992 stage revival of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” starring Jessica Lange and Alec Baldwin. 

Gandolfini died of a heart attack at age 51 while vacationing in Italy. A public funeral will be held on Thursday, June 27, at 10 a.m. at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Ave. in Manhattan. 

The service is open to the public, and there is seating for just under 2,000 people, but there will be no room for standing once seats run out. Doors to the service open at 9 a.m.