Broadway Marquees to Dim March 5 in Honor of Horton Foote

News   Broadway Marquees to Dim March 5 in Honor of Horton Foote Horton Foote, 92, one of the great lights of American dramatic literature, who died March 4 after a brief illness, will be honored by The Broadway League with the dimming of Broadway marquee lights March 5 at 8 PM, for one minute.

Foote is the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of The Young Man From Atlanta and many plays, teleplays and screenplays, including The Carpetbagger's Children, The Trip to Bountiful, "Tender Mercies" and Dividing the Estate, seen on Broadway earlier this season.

"Horton Foote was a prolific contributor to Broadway and we are deeply saddened by the loss of this great artist," said Charlotte St. Martin, executive director of The Broadway League. "As a fellow native Texan, I especially enjoyed his plays that reflected the stories of his past. Our thoughts are with his family."

Foote's Broadway plays include Only the Heart, Six O'Clock Theatre, The Chase, Two's Company, The Trip to Bountiful, The Traveling Lady, The Young Man From Atlanta and Dividing the Estate.

Foote's Pulitzer Prize-winning The Young Man from Atlanta received a Tony Award nomination.

To read Playbill.com's obituary of Foote, click here.