Broadway fans ask to rename a New York theater after late actor Nick Cordero, who died this week due to complications from the coronavirus.
The petition seeks to change the name of the city’s Longacre Theater to Nick Cordero Theater in honor of the beloved Broadway actor. To date, the petition has more than 27,200 signatures.
According to the New York Post, the theater has existed since 1912 and is currently called Longacre Square, the original name of Times Square. However, it is also of particular importance to Cordero fans, as it was the place where he presented his latest Broadway show, “A Bronx Tale”.
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The release reports that “A Bronx Tale, The Musical” set the record for the oldest musical in theater history.
“With the death of this incredibly talented and beloved Broadway star, it is the perfect memory for him and his family legacy, to ensure that his name will always be in the spotlight in the Broadway community,” reads the petition.
Cordero played a soldier in the crowd with a flair for drama in 2014 in the 1994 Broadway film adaptation of Woody Allen from “Bullets Over Broadway”, for which he received a Tony nomination for most featured actor in A musical. He moved to Los Angeles to star in “Rock of Ages”.
The gangly Cordero is behind the threatening role of husband Earl in front of his ex-wife, played by Jessie Mueller, in “Waitress” on Broadway, as well as the role of Sonny in “A Bronx Tale” by Chazz Palminteri.
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Cordero entered the emergency room on March 30 and suffered a variety of health problems, including mini-strokes, blood clots, septic infections, a tracheostomy and a temporary pacemaker. He had been ventilated and unconscious and had had his right leg amputated. A double lung transplant was under study just before his death.
His wife Amanda Kloots wrote on Instagram, “God now has another angel in heaven. My darling husband passed away this morning. He was surrounded by love by his family, singing and praying as he slowly left this earth.
“I am incredulous and I suffer everywhere. My heart is broken because I cannot imagine our lives without him. Nick was such a bright light. He was everyone’s friend, loved to listen, help and above all talk. He was an incredible actor and musician. He loved his family and loved being a father and a husband. Elvis and I will miss each other in everything we do, everyday. ”
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While Cordero was hospitalized, Kloots sent him daily videos of her and their 1-year-old son Elvis so he could see them if he woke up, and urged his friends and fans to join a daily song.