Cook has entitled her new program Tribute, which includes songs by composers Harold Arlen, Arthur Schwartz and Wally Harper. The latter was Cook's longtime musical director, who passed away in October. Cabaretgoers can expect to hear Cook wrap her acclaimed soprano around Arlen's "Last Night When We Were Young" and "Out of This World"; Harper's "The World Must Be Bigger Than an Avenue" and "Another Mister Right Left"; and Schwartz's "I'll Buy You a Star" and "Make the Man Love Me."
Originally scheduled to play the intimate cabaret through April 30, the veteran singer-actress will now offer her Tribute through May 27. (The late Bobby Short was to have to played the Carlyle May 3-July 2.) Cook will also feature an homage to the late Short in her new program.
Cook will be accompanied at the Carlyle by musical director Michael Kosarin on piano and Peter Donovan on bass. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 8:45 PM with late shows Saturday nights at 10:45 PM.
Barbara Cook has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me. She received a Best Featured Actress in a Musical Tony Award for her performance in The Music Man, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was most recently on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG.
The Café Carlyle is located within The Carlyle Hotel at Madison Avenue and 76th Street. There is a $75 cover charge weeknights and a $90 cover charge Fridays and Saturdays; there is no minimum. Call (212) 744-1600 for reservations; visit www.thecarlyle.com for more information.