Broadway to honor Mike Nichols by dimming lights

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Critically Acclaimed Director Mike Nichols Dies at 83

NEW YORK (AP) -- Broadway theaters plan to dim their marquee lights Friday night in memory of Mike Nichols, a nine-time Tony Award winner whose work onstage ranged from the silly "Monty Python's Spamalot" to the heartbreaking "Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman."

The Broadway League says the lights will be dimmed for one minute at 7:45 p.m. Nichols died Wednesday at 83. He won directing Tonys seven times and won twice for producing.

He also will be honored by Lincoln Center, which on Thursday will broadcast a special message on its digital posters dotted along West 65th Street in Manhattan from 7:45 p.m.-8 p.m. Nichols directed Lillian Hellman's "The Little Foxes" and Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot" at Lincoln Center.

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 18: Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer attend the memorial of Marvin Hamlisch at Peter Jay Sharp Theater on September 18, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer attend 'Frances Ha' premiere at The Museum of Modern Art on May 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Steve Mack/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Mike Nichols and Emma Thompson arrive at 'TV Land Presents: The AFI Life Achievement Awards Honoring Mike Nichols', June 10, 2010 at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, California. The show airs on Saturday, June 26th at 9 PM ET/PT on TV Land during a special presentation of TV Land PRIME. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 26: Mike Nichols and Whoopi Goldberg attend the Casting Society of America's 27th annual Artios Awards Ceremony at District 36 on September 26, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
Actress/Singer Cher and Honoree Director Mike Nichols arrive at TV Land's 2010 AFI Life Achievement Awards Honoring Mike Nichols at Sony Studios on June 10, 2010 in Los Angeles, California.
EAST HAMPTON, NY - OCTOBER 06: Ann Roth and Mike Nichols attend the Tribute To Ann Roth during the 20th Hamptons International Film Festival at Guild Hall on October 6, 2012 in East Hampton, New York. (Photo by Sonia Moskowitz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: (L-R) Andrew Garfield and Mike Nichols attend the 2012 Tony Awards Meet The Nominees reception at The Millennium Broadway Hotel on May 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02: (L-R) Andrew Garfield, Mike Nichols, Linda Emond and Philip Seymour Hoffman attend the 2012 Tony Awards - Meet The Nominees Press Reception at Millennium Broadway Hotel on May 2, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage for Tony Award Productions)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 12: Directors Mike Nichols and Jason Reitman attend the Film Society of Lincoln Center screening of 'Carnal Knowledge' at the Walter Reade Theater on June 12, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: (L-R) Actor Warren Beatty, honoree Mike Nichols and Annette Bening in the audience during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mike Nichols will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 11: Director Mike Nichols (L) and actress Anne Hathawy chat at the conclusion of the Museum Of Moving Image Salute To Hugh Jackman at Cipriani Wall Street on December 11, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Gary Gershoff/WireImage)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Actress Meryl Streep (L) and honoree Mike Nichols speak onstage during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mike Nichols will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Honoree Mike Nichols and son Max Nichols in the audience during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mike Nichols will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Honoree Mike Nichols speaks onstage during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mike Nichols will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for AFI)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Honoree Mike Nichols and actress Meryl Streep during the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mike Nichols will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for AFI)
CULVER CITY, CA - JUNE 10: Actresses Meryl Streep (L) and Betty Faria (R) pose with honoree Mike Nichols (C) and with his Life Achievement Award at the 38th AFI Life Achievement Award honoring Mike Nichols held at Sony Pictures Studios on June 10, 2010 in Culver City, California. The AFI Life Achievement Award tribute to Mike Nichols will premiere on TV Land on Saturday, June 25 at 9PM ET/PST. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI)
NEW YORK - JUNE 04: Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Mike Nichols attend the 'Youssou Ndour: I Bring What I Love' New York premiere at the Paris Theatre on June 4, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Michael N. Todaro/FilmMagic)
BROOKLYN, NY - FEBRUARY 17: Producer Director Mike Nichols and Actor Kevin Spacey attend the Bridge Project benefit at BAM on February 17, 2009 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/WireImage)
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 11: Mike Nichols, Fergie and Jeremy Piven pose backstage at 'Speed the Plow' on Broadway at the Barrymore Theatre on November 11, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Glikas/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK - APRIL 14: (L-R) Uma Thurman, Robert Redford, Meryl Streep, Mike Nichols, Amy Adams, Stanley Tucci and Garrison Keillor attend the 35th Annual Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala Tribute to Meryl Streep on April 14, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - OCTOBER 12: (L-R) Director Mike Nichols, actress Julia Roberts, (recipient of the 22nd Annual American Cinematheque Award) and actor Tom Hanks attend the presentation ceremony held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on October 12, 2007 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Eric Idle, Paul Simon, and Mike Nichols (Photo by Scott Suchman/WireImage)
David Hyde Pierce, Sara Ramirez, winner Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical for 'Monty Python's Spamalot', and Mike Nichols, winner Best Direction of a Musical for 'Monty Python's Spamalot' (Photo by KMazur/WireImage)
NEW YORK - MARCH 17: (U.S. TABS AND HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Director Mike Nichols takes a bow with actor Tim Curry during the opening night curtain call for 'Monty Python's Spamalot' at the Shubert Theatre March 17, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Natalie Portman and director Mike Nichols during 'Closer' Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals at Mann Village Theatre in Westwood, California, United States. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)
Clive Owen, Natalie Portman, Mike Nichols and Jude Law (Photo by L. Cohen/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 19: Actress Meryl Streep and director Mike Nichols, winners for Outstanding Miniseries for HBO's 'Angels in America', pose backstage during the 56th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Shrine Auditorium September 19, 2004 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)
Mike Nichols wins Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special for 'Angels in America' (Photo by Mathew Imaging/FilmMagic)
Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols during 26th Annual Kennedy Center Honors at John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC, United States. (Photo by Jeff Snyder/FilmMagic)
Dana Reeve, Christopher Reeve, Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
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UNITED STATES - MAY 03: Mike Nichols is flanked by Candice Bergen (left) and his wife, Diane Sawyer, at Avery Fisher Hall. They were on hand for the Film Society of Lincoln Center's gala tribute to Nichols. (Photo by Richard Corkery/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)
Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, and Mike's daughter during 'Primary Colors' Los Angeles Premiere at Cineplex Odeon Universal Studios Cinema in Universal City, California, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols during NY Film Festival Premiere of 'The People Vs. Larry Flynt' at Avery Fisher Hall in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols during Dinner Party Honoring Richard Avedon Hosted by Random House and The New Yorker - September 27, 1993 in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 01: Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Rear view of movie dir. Mike Nichols walking to parking lot w. his TV journalist wife Diane Sawyer who is giving him a pat on the buttocks at the 1992 Hampton Classic horse show which was a benefit for Southhampton Hospital & the US Equestrian Team. (Photo by Kimberly Butler/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)
Barbara Walters, Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer during Museum of Television & Radio Honors Mike Nichols at Waldorf Astoria in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Mike Nichols and Diane Sawyer during 'Regarding Henry' New York City Premiere at Loews Tower East Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Diane Sawyer, Mike Nichols, Max Nichols and Jenny Nichols (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
UNITED STATES - MARCH 17: Mike Nichols (Photo by The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
Diane Sawyer and Mike Nichols during 'Gorillas in the Mist' New York City Premiere at Beekman Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Carrie Fisher and Mike Nichols (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
Promotional headshot portrait of German-born director Mike Nichols for the film, 'Carnal Knowledge,' 1971. (Photo by Avco Embassy Pictures/Getty Images)
NEW YORK CITY - JUNE 14: Mike Nichols and Jack Nicholson attend Stars For McGovern Campaign Rally on June 14, 1972 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
LAUGH LINE -- Pictured: (l-r) Elaine May, Mike Nichols -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
LAUGH LINE -- Episode 101 -- Pictured: (l-r) Host Dick Van Dyke, panelists Elaine May, Mike Nichols, Dorothy Loudon, guest panelist Orson Bean during rehearsal for the first show -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Mike Nichols and Miriam Nichols during 26th Annual Tony Awards - After Party at Americana Hotel in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Ron Galella/WireImage)
JULY 1965: (L-R) Paul Stookey, and Mary Travers of the folk group 'Peter, Paul & Mary' pose for a portrait with director Mike Nichols (right) circa 1965. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)
A photo dated of 1965 shows British-born US actress Elizabeth Taylor and director Mike Nichols (R) during the filming of 'Who is afraid of Virginia Woolf?'. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read /AFP/Getty Images)
German-born American comedian, actor, and director Mike Nichols (born Michael Igor Peschkowsky) lights a cigarette in the garden of his E. 75th St. apartment on an episode of the CBS celebrity interview program 'Person to Person,' New York, New York, June 7, 1960. (Photo by CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 03: Nightclub comedians Mike Nichols and Elaine May doing skit on recent TV scandals during Fabulous Fifties TV special. (Photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt/Pix Inc./The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images)
NICHOLS & MAY -- Pictured: (l-r) Comedy duo: Elaine May, Mike Nichols in 1958 -- (Photo by: NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)
Mike Nichols escorts Agnes Varda, director of "Le Bonheur" to the premiere of her film at the Fine Arts Theater, May 23, 1966. (AP PHOTO)
French actress-dancer Leslie Caron presents the Oscar to director Mike Nichols backstage at the 1967 Academy Awards at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Ca., on April 10, 1968. Nichols won best director for his movie" The Graduate." (AP Photo)
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