The Broadway League has announced it will dim the lights tonight at 6:45 p.m.
Charlotte St. Martin, the executive director of the Broadway League, said in a statement, "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.”
On Monday, the New York Times reported that a committee of the Broadway League, which represents theater owners and producers, decided not to dim theater lights in Joan Rivers' honor.
According to Playbill, the tradition is meant to honor "a prominent theater professional" and should happen "in a show night just after the deceased has passed."
Twitter users started the hashtag #Dim4Joan to help point out Joan's theatrical achievements and patronage.
Rivers was nominated for a Tony Award in 1994 for her role in Sally Marr...And Her Escorts.
The Broadway League did not immediately respond to request for comment.