A tweet from The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin:
that Broadway would dim its lights for Vidal tells us volumes about cultural elites today— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) August 3, 2012
Um, I think what it "tells us" about the theater's "cultural elites" is that they're honoring a man who just passed away and who currently has a play on Broadway, one that's won two Tony awards and been nominated for eight others in its original 1960 production and two revivals. What it "tells us" is that, y'know, Broadway considers Vidal one of its own, and wants to honor him accordingly.
Ahhh, but his politics were left-leaning and he was a big fag, so Rubin doesn't think that's right. So noted.