robin williams honored

Day 5 - Emotional Scene from a Movie

30 Day Drawing Challenge

I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately.
I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.
To put to rout all that was not life,
And not, when I had come to die,
Discover that I had not lived.

The best way to honor [Robin] Williams may be to drag depression out of the closet and place it center stage.
—  Sandy Banks writes that, in the wake of Robin Williams’ death, it's time to shine a light on suicide and banish the shame. “Instead of saying ‘Are you OK?’ to a friend who seems hopeless or depressed,” she writes, “we ought to ask directly, 'Have you felt so bad you wanted to die? Have you thought about taking your life?’”

So today I saw Aladdin on Broadway. During a friend like me James Monroe Iglehart yelled out “This ones for you Robin!” And at the end of the musical James gave a small speech talking about how Robin Williams inspired him and then proceeded to lead the audience in a sing along to a friend like me in his honor.It was such a beautiful way to honor Robin Williams!
Broadway lights to dim to honor of Robin Williams

The Broadway community will honor Robin Williams by dimming marquee lights for one minute.

Williams, who took his life in his San Francisco Bay Area home this week, had been on Broadway several times, most recently as a restless tiger ghost in 2011 in “Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo.”

The marquees of the Great White Way will be dimmed for one minute Wednesday at 7:45 p.m. Eastern.

Williams has been on stage with Steve Martin in Mike Nichols’s 1988 off-Broadway version of “Waiting for Godot” and had a run of his own one-man show, “Robin Williams: Live on Broadway” in 2002.