Theatregoers in the New York area can catch a glimpse of Barbara Cook's acclaimed Mostly Sondheim concert when the legendary performer appears on the July 11 broadcast of "Evening at Pops."
One of this season's Tony nominees for Best Special Theatrical Event, Barbara Cook will perform excerpts from her heralded concert, which includes songs written by Stephen Sondheim as well as those tunes the composer wished he had written.
Cook, who is currently reprising her Tony-nominated program at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater, will join Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart and the New York Voices for an hour of songs from the classical and Broadway worlds. The famed Boston Pops Orchestra will be featured on "Serenade for Strings," "For New York (Variations on Themes of Leonard Bernstein)," Gershwin's "Prelude No. 2" and "Promenade (Walking the Dog)" and Kander and Ebb's ode to the Big Apple, "New York, New York." Cook will then wrap her golden vocals around "On a Clear Day," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Hard-Hearted Hannah," "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee," "San Francisco," "Send in the Clowns," "Ice Cream," "Losing My Mind," "The Trolley Song" and "Anyone Can Whistle." The New York Voices will offer several tunes as well, including special arrangements of "Early Autumn," "Don't Be That Way," "I'll Be Seeing You" and "Sing, Sing, Sing."
Cheered for her beautiful soprano voice, Cook received critical hosannas for her most recent concert outing, Mostly Sondheim. The Tony-winning performer who has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me is also an internationally renowned concert artist. Her numerous recordings are available on CD, including her Sondheim evening for DRG Records.
"Evening at Pops" will air on WNET/Thirteen at 8 PM on July 11. Check local listings for dates and air times.