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Saturday, March 21, 2009

Dimming the Lights on Broadway

Mezzanine at BAM, Brooklyn
Photo by myself at the theater at BAM, the Brooklyn Academy of Music.


Lights were dimmed in theaters on Broadway this week, in respect for Natasha Richardson. Her passing has been all over the local and prime time news. Richardson performed extensively here on stage, and lived in the city before moving to upstate New York. Her wake was held Friday on the Upper East Side.

Charlie Rose aired a special on the actress Friday night, playing clips from several previous interviews.

During a 2001 interview, she recounted the 'scariest moment of her life' - she had to rush off a movie set because her husband Liam Neeson had been in a serious motorcycle accident. He had hit a deer but survived with some broken bones.

The actress was driven 10 hours to New York, not knowing his condition. Retelling the story, Richardson was visibly upset. It was uncanny to watch.

One can't help but wish 'what if'.

You can see the 2001 interview here (the part about the accident occurs late in the interview).

Related posts: From the Great White Way, Central Park in the Rain and A Peek at the Planetarium.


Virginia said...

Beautiful image today. Just lovely.

distracted by shiny objects said...

Thanks for this. From someone who works with "bad brains" this a very sad, yet terribly familiar story.

Fredrik said...

Tragic accident. Wonderful picture.

JM said...

Wonderful shot!

m_m said...

Great! Very nice photo!

Tammy said...

That was a very tragic.
Beautiful photo!

Lily Hydrangea said...

I miss her already. She was an amazing actress. You could tell she loved her family & she loved life.

Hilda said...

That's such a touching tribute. And this is such a magnificent theater! Just gorgeous!

Dottie Jo said...

Great photo, but such a tragic subject. So sad, for her entire family, and for the rest of us as well.