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Gerald Schoenfeld Dies

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

The longtime head of the powerful Shubert Organization has died. Gerald Schoenfeld was 84. He helped bring "A Chorus Line," "Cats" and "Amadeus" to Broadway. Mayor Bloomberg expressed his condolences.

BLOOMBERG: "G.S. was one of those bigger than life people who it was my pleasure to know and I will look back many years from now. I hope many years from now and say he was a great guy and really did make a difference"

REPORTER: Bloomberg was in the theater district today to announce a campaign to reduce Broadway's greenhouse gas emissions. Ten theaters have voluntarily replaced thousands of lights with more energy-efficient bulbs, and the rest of Broadway's theaters have vowed to make the switch within the year. In honor of Gerald Schoenfeld, the lights will be dimmed tonight at 7:00 for one minute.

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