NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Friday night in memory of Geoffrey Holder, a Tony Award-winning director who led the groundbreaking show "The Wiz" to Broadway.
The Broadway League says the lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Holder died Sunday of complications of pneumonia at age 84.
The 6-foot-6, Trinidad-born Holder won Tonys in 1975 for directing and designing the costumes for his all-black retelling of "The Wizard of Oz." In 1978, he directed and choreographed the lavish Broadway musical "Timbuktu!" starring Eartha Kitt and earned another Tony nomination for best costumes.