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Broadway marquees to dim their lights on Wednesday to honour Philip Seymour Hoffman

File-In this file photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Tuman Capote, a one-of-a-kind author sent to Kansas to pen an article about the brutal murder of a family in a small Kansas town that sent shockwaves through the nation in

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File-In this file photo provided by Sony Pictures Classics, Philip Seymour Hoffman as Tuman Capote, a one-of-a-kind author sent to Kansas to pen an article about the brutal murder of a family in a small Kansas town that sent shockwaves through the nation in "Capote." In a medium (movies) that prizes glamour and flash, he offered the opposite: untidy, imperfect, shy, awkward and eminently real people. Despite his outsized talent, he was relentlessly humble. Bennett Miller, his longtime friend and “Capote” director, once called him “a shaman-like actor.” (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics, Attila Dory, File)

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Broadway theatres will dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of Philip Seymour Hoffman, the movie and theatre 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. Eastern time.

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.

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