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Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights for Ron Silver

Theater marquees will be dimmed for one minute at 8 p.m.

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    Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights for Ron Silver
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    Actor Ron Silver passed away after a battle with cancer.

    Broadway theaters will dim their lights Wednesday in honor of actor Ron Silver who died Sunday after a two-year battle with esophageal cancer.

         Theater marquees will be dimmed for one minute at 8 p.m., the traditional starting time for evening performances of Broadway shows.
        
    Silver won a 1988 best-actor Tony Award for performance in David Mamet's "Speed-the-Plow," and appeared in such plays as "Hurlyburly" by David Rabe and the comedy "Social Security."
        
    From 1991 to 2000, he was president of Actors' Equity Association.
        
    Silver was 62.