Broadway’s Cort Theater renamed in honor of actor James Earl Jones


NEW YORK — A Broadway theater is renamed in honor of actor James Earl Jones.

The Cort Theater on West 48th Street, between Sixth and Seventh Avenue, will be rededicated as the James Earl Jones Theater in a ceremony Monday afternoon.

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Jones starred in 21 Broadway shows and won his second Tony Award in 1987 for “Fences.” He took the stage at the Cort Theater early in his career, in 1958.

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He is also known to ‘Star Wars’ fans as the voice of Darth Vader.

Jones is 91 years old.

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