One of this season's Tony Award nominees for Best Special Theatrical Event, Barbara Cook (in Mostly Sondheim), will offer a master class in Manhattan June 27. The 2 PM class, entitled "A Barbara Cook Master Class: Songs by Richard Rodgers," will feature the Tony Award-winning Music Man star and her famed pianist Wally Harper. In a statement, Cook said, "The main thrust of what I do in these classes is attempt to have each person get in touch with his or her 'emotional well' so to speak. I want them not to 'perform' for us, but to have the courage to 'be' for us — to learn to trust whatever is unique in them."
The one-day-only event will be held at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Bruno Walter Auditorium, 40 Lincoln Center Plaza. Admission is free, but tickets are required, and seating is limited. Tickets will be available beginning at noon on June 27 at the plaza level information desk. For more information, call (212) 642-0142.
Cook recently returned to Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater with Mostly Sondheim, again playing Sunday and Monday evenings only. She will offer her Sondheim tribute through Aug. 26.