JAMES EARL JONES TO BE HONOURED ON BROADWAY

Mar 03, 2022

By Andy Johnson

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Broadway’s Cort Theatre is getting a new name.

It’s being renamed the James Earl Jones Theatre in honour of the actor who famously voiced the part of Darth Vader in Star Wars.

The 91-year old has has made 21 Broadway appearances and won two competitive Tony Awards.

The Cort Theatre is a 110-year old landmark on West 48th Street.  It becomes the second Broadway house re-named for a Black artist.  The August Wilson Theatre was renamed for the American playwright shortly after his death in 2005.

In a telephone interview, the Jones said he was honoured by the news.

 

 

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