Barbara Cook's Broadway Begins Off-Broadway Run June 2

News   Barbara Cook's Broadway Begins Off-Broadway Run June 2 Barbara Cook's latest solo show, the critically acclaimed Barbara Cook's Broadway, takes up residence at Off-Broadway's Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater June 2.

Cook's concert — which finished its initial run at Broadway's Vivian Beaumont Theater April 18 — will play through June 26 at Lincoln Center's Newhouse Theater. The show will be performed Monday through Saturday evenings at 8 PM. Tickets for the return engagement, priced at $60, are available at the Lincoln Center Theater box office or through Telecharge.

The intermissionless Barbara Cook's Broadway 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" hits Manhattan record stores this month before a national release in July.

In 2002 the veteran singer-actress received a Tony nomination for Best Special Theatrical Event for her tribute to Stephen Sondheim, which she performed Monday nights to critical acclaim at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. That program, simply titled Mostly Sondheim, was subsequently taped for CD and DVD release.

Willy Harper, Barbara Cook (center), and Richard Sarpola
Willy Harper, Barbara Cook (center), and Richard Sarpola Photo by Rahav (Cosi)
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