Original Music Man star Barbara Cook warbles a special New Year's engagement of her Mostly Sondheim cabaret Dec. 29-31 at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre.
Cook is a Tony, Grammy and Drama Desk award winner who was recently inducted to the Broadway Hall of Fame. Atlanta-born, Cook debuted on Broadway in Flahooley and went on to star in the national company of Oklahoma!, New York City Center's Carousel and Plain and Fancy, and then created the roles of Cunegonde in Candide and Marian in The Music Man (Tony Award).
Cook will be joined by her 25-year partner, Wally Harper, who is her "musical arranger, accompanist, composer, dance arranger and conductor." With Harper, Cook has produced some of her most memorable works including the recording, Barbara Cook at Carnegie Hall and the more recent Oscar Winners—The Lyrics Of Oscar Hammerstein II. Altogether, Cook has released more than 30 albums including seven original cast albums.
Mostly Sondheim is just that - with a dollop of classics by Harold Arlen and Irving Berlin. Among the numbers featured are “Waiting for the Robert E. Lee,” “Hard-Hearted Hannah,” “I Got Lost in His Arms,” “Not a Day Goes By," “Happiness” and “Losing My Mind."
Tickets are $65-$14. American Conservatory Theatre's Geary Theater is located at 415 Geary Street. For reservations, call (415) 749-2250. American Conservatory Theatre is on the web at www.act-sfbay.org.