NY theater community mourns Philip Seymour Hoffman


NEW YORK (AP) — The New York theater community is mourning Philip Seymour Hoffman with candles flickering outside a small downtown theater and with Broadway's mighty marquee lights dimmed in his honor, a sign of the celebrated actor's broad love of the stage.

A vigil and prayer meeting Wednesday night was held outside the 90-seat home of the LAByrinth Theatre Company, where Hoffman had long been a member. Broadway's lights turned off for a minute at 7:45 p.m.

Playwright and actor Eric Bogosian is a longtime LAByrinth collaborator and says Hoffman pushed himself "until finally his efforts virtually redefined" acting.

He says Hoffman wanted to "rock the world.

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