Center Theatre Group Honors the Life of Kirk Douglas
Lights Dimmed at the Kirk Douglas Theatre
February 6, 2020
Movie legend and philanthropist Kirk Douglas passed away today Wednesday February 5.
"Center Theatre Group is saddened by the passing of this truly great man," Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie said today. "Kirk Douglas was a star in every way – in his art, his love for his family and country, and his tremendous philanthropy.
"Kirk always said theatre was his first love," said Ritchie, "and you could see that in his face as he sat front and center on opening nights. As the world mourns the loss of Kirk Douglas, we are especially going to miss him in the audience, and in our lives here at Center Theatre Group so we will borrow a long-standing Broadway tradition and dim the lights at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. It is a small recognition of a man that brightened so many lives and made this theatre possible."