The entertainment world continues to mourn the loss of Joan Rivers. A social media blast descended upon The Broadway League to dim its lights for the foul-mouthed comedian who paved the way for today’s female entertainers.
“Joan Rivers loved Broadway and we loved her. Due to the outpouring of love and respect for Joan Rivers from our community and from her friends and fans worldwide, the marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory tonight, at exactly 6:45pm for one minute,” said the League’s Executive Director Charlotte St. Martin.
While Martin acknowledged Rivers’ love of Broadway, she didn’t mention that the star appeared on the Great White Way three times. Fun City, a play she co-wrote with Lester Colodny and Edgar Rosenberg, lasted merely a week. It would be nearly 15 years later before she returned to the stage as a replacement in Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound. Her final appearance on Broadway was 20 years ago in another self-penned title, Sally Marr… and her escorts.
Here are some of our favorite Joan Rivers moments: