Broadway in Chicago dims lights for Glynn, Yvon & Leonard

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Along with its fellow Broadway in Chicago theaters, the marquee at the Cadillac Palace Theatre will be dimmed Thursday night to honor the memories of Roy Leonard, Molly Glynn and Bernie Yvon.

In conjunction with the League of Chicago Theatres, Broadway in Chicago will dim the the marquee lights at its Bank of America Theatre, Cadillac Palace Theatre, Broadway Playhouse and Oriental Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday — to honor the memory of WGN radio and TV legend and theater advocate Roy Leonard, plus the Chicago theater community’s tragic loss of actors Bernie Yvon and Molly Glynn.

In addition, marquee lights throughout the city will be dimmed at other League of Chicago Theatre venues.

In a statement, Broadway in Chicago president Lou Raizin said, “In keeping with a long-standing Broadway tradition, Broadway in Chicago will dim the marquee lights to provide Chicago with an appropriate moment to reflect on Roy Leonard, a champion of Chicago’s theater community, and two of Chicago’s talented actors, gone before their time, Molly Glynn and Bernie Yvon, who among many other Chicago stages, reopened the Oriental Theatre as Harry Houdini in ‘Ragtime.’

“Our theater family is suffering huge losses and they will be greatly missed.”

Leonard died last week, Glynn was killed by a tree branch felled during last week’s big storm, and Yvon died in a car crash on Saturday.

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