Barbara Cook’s Broadway was already seen at the Gielgud Theatre earlier in 2004. Alongside Cook, as always, will be her musical director and arranger Wally Harper. Cook will hold court until Sept. 11.
She’ll be followed by Feinstein, bringing his one-man show to Theatreland for the first time. Accompanied by a six-piece band, Feinstein will present a selection of Gershwin songs as well as music from the double CD “Romance On Film / Romance On Broadway.” Ira Gershwin’s assistant for six years, Feinstein had access to plenty of unpublished Gershwin material, which he has made his speciality. Londoners will get the chance to see him between Sept. 13 and Sept. 25.
Ball steps up with his show Alone Together between Sept. 27 and Oct. 9. Ball is one of the West End’s biggest home-grown stars after his turns in the original casts of Les Misérables, Phantom of the Opera, Aspects of Love and, more recently, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Rifkin is a musician in a different caste. One of the classical music world’s most accomplished pianists and conductors, Rifkin will be moving territory to perform American show tunes. With him will be regular collaborator Faiella, one of his favorite sopranos.
The season is produced by the Theatre Royal, Haymarket with Stanhope Productions in association with Soloway-Levy.