Barbara Cook Takes Part in Platform Series July 8; Signs CDs, Too

News   Barbara Cook Takes Part in Platform Series July 8; Signs CDs, Too Legendary singer-actress Barbara Cook will take part in Lincoln Center's Platform Series July 8.

Cook will be on hand to discuss her career as well as sign copies of her new recording, DRG's "Barbara Cook's Broadway." The discussion/signing is set for 5-7 PM in the lobby of the Vivian Beaumont Theater, 150 West 65th Street. Admission is free, and the seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 4:30 PM. Cook will play a second return engagement of Barbara Cook's Broadway July 12-24 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater. The intermissionless show takes audiences on a tour of the golden years of Broadway. Cook performs songs from — and reminisces about — this famed period of Broadway history. Wally Harper serves as Cook's musical director and arranger; Richard Sarpola performs on bass.

In Cook's show, which just completed a stint at London's Gielgud Theatre, the singer wraps her lush soprano around such tunes as "It's Not Where You Start," "Among My Yesterdays," "Wait 'Til You're Sixty-Five," "Wonderful Guy," "Mister Snow," "Nobody Else But Me," "A Perfect Relationship," "Look What Happened to Mabel," "What'll I Do/Time Heals Everything," "The Gentleman Is a Dope," "His Face," "This Nearly Was Mine," "The Very Next Man" and "The Party's Over" as well as a medley of tunes from She Loves Me.

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. Cook recently made her Metropolitan Opera debut in the New Year's Eve gala performance of Franz Léhar's The Merry Widow. Her recordings are numerous; "Barbara Cook's Broadway" is now in stores.

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