On the heels of a popular engagement by Polly Bergen, original Music Man star Barbara Cook will open at Feinstein's at the Regency on Oct. 24. Cook will have a four-week run at Feinstein's through Nov. 25.
Kicking off the club's Fall/Holiday 2000 schedule, Cook makes her first appearance at Feinstein's after her recently acclaimed runs at the more established Cafe Carlyle.
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).
At Feinstein's, 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.
At Feinstein's there is a cover charge that ranges from $50 on week nights to $75 on weekends. Food and beverage minimums apply. There are late shows on Friday and Saturday. For more information and reservations call (212) 339-4095. -- By Murdoch McBride