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Broadway to Dim Its Lights Wednesday, Feb 5 in Memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman

AT 7:45 PM

New York, NY (February 3, 2014) -- The Broadway community mourns the loss of celebrated stage, screen and television actor and theatre director Philip Seymour Hoffman, who passed away on Sunday at age 46. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory on Wednesday night, February 5th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute.

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Philip Seymour Hoffman was one of the most admired performers of his generation, widely acclaimed for his work. His performances in three Broadway plays led to three Tony Awardâ nominations, most recently for portraying the symbolic traveling salesman Willy Loman in the 2012 revival of Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman. He was also nominated for best Leading Actor in Sam Shepard’s True West in 2000 and was nominated for Best Featured Actor in Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day's Journey into Night in 2003.

"Philip Seymour Hoffman, a three-time Tony Award nominee, was a true artist who loved the theatre. His prolific body of work encompassed various mediums including theatre, film, and television, and we'll always be grateful for his boundless and profound talent that he shared with us on the Broadway stage. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends, and fans." - Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of the Broadway League.

Mr. Hoffman appeared in more than 50 films, appearing in both big-budget Hollywood films and critically praised independent films. He won the Academy Award for Best Actor in 2005 for the biographical film Capote. He gained recognition for his supporting work in a series of notable films and received another three Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actor in Charlie Wilson’s War (2007), Doubt (2008) and The Master (2012).

In addition to being an extraordinary actor with tremendous range, he was a former Artistic Director of the off-Broadway LAByrinth Theater Company where he directed and performed in numerous stage productions.

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Andrew C. McGibbon



Andrew C. McGibbon has spent the past thirty years working in live theatre as a stage manager, general manager, producer and leader in the convergence of Broadway and online.

Mr. McGibbon worked as a stage manager and general manager for ten years. In 1994 he created a website devoted to live theatre, The site was subsequently bought by, and became He continued to manage the site for Playbill for four years. In 2000 he became the website manager for With the 2008-09 season he finished his ninth year on the show. He has also worked as a webmaster for the Broadway LeagueJazz at Lincoln Center, and as the Director of Digital Media for the New Jersey Performing Arts Center.

Since 2015, Andrew has been working as an architectural photographer and virtual tour photographer known for his photography of theatres such as the Kimmel Center, Tanglewood, Signature Theatre Company, Roundabout Theatre Company, Arena Stage and the Goodspeed Opera House. His photography work can be previewed at

Mr. McGibbon is a member of the American Theatre Critics Association, the Independent Theatre Bloggers AssociationActors' Equity Association and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, as well as the American Society of Media Photographers

In addition to his work in the theatrical industry, Mr. McGibbon is also a partner in Simple Solutions Distributing, a manufacturer of filtration equipment for the waste-water industry.

Photo: Elizabeth Leitzell