The Broadway community paid tribute to the late Barbara Cook with its traditional light-dimming ceremony. Theatre marquees went dark for exactly one minute August 9 at 7:45 PM. Cook died of respiratory failure August 8, surrounded by her friends and family, at the age of 89.
Flip through the photos of the theatres paying tribute below:
See Broadway Dim the Lights for Barbara Cook
Cook was revered for her myriad ingénue roles on stage, including originating the roles of Marian Paroo in The Music Man (for which she won a Tony Award), Cunegonde in Candide, and Amalia in She Loves Me. Other notable Broadway triumphs included Ado Annie in Oklahoma! and both Carrie Pipperidge and Julie Jordan in Carousel.
Her last Broadway appearance was inSondheim on Sondheim, which earned her a 2010 Tony nomination. Cook was a frequent interpreter of the composer in concert and cabaret settings, including the 1985 presentation ofFollies, in which she played Sally and delivered her haunting rendition of "Losing My Mind."
Cook is survived by her son, Adam LeGrant. Earlier this year, LeGrant had announced on behalf of his mother that she had retired from performing.