Broadway Community Celebrates Barbara Cook with Outpouring of Love on Social Media

Broadway Community Celebrates Barbara Cook with Outpouring of Love on Social Media
 
Stars remember the legendary performer through quotes, photographs, videos, personal memories, and more.
Barbara Cook in Follies in Concert (1985).
Barbara Cook in Follies in Concert (1985). Martha Swope / The New York Public Library

In the wake of the news that Barbara Cook, legendary performer and one of Broadway’s most beloved ingénues, had passed away August 8, the theatre community took to social media to share their thoughts, memories, and grief. Among those to pay homage to the late star were Josh Gad, Laura Benanti, Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Ben Platt, and many more.

Lyricist Sheldon Harnick, whose 1963 musical She Loves Me marked one of Cook’s earlier Broadway roles, issued the following statement: “After my glorious experience with Barbara Cook in She Loves Me, we became lifelong friends. Barbara was a superb singer, a fine actress and, as a person, the soul of candor. I’ll miss her in all three capacities.”

Read: LEGENDARY PERFORMER BARBARA COOK DEAD AT 89

See below for a round up of reactions:


Rest In Peace dear, sweet, wonderful Barbara Cook. Thank you for your genius. You will be so missed. ❤️🍨

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