Barbara Cook's Broadway Extends Off-Broadway

News   Barbara Cook's Broadway Extends Off-Broadway Barbara Cook was a hit on Broadway earlier this season, and she's a hit again Off-Broadway at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater.

Cook, who is currently presenting her one-woman show Barbara Cook's Broadway, has added an additional two-week engagement of that critically acclaimed concert. The Tony-winning singer-actress will play through June 26, as originally announced, and then after a brief hiatus will return for another two-week engagement, July 12-24.

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. Barbara Cook's Broadway plays Monday-Saturday evenings at 8 PM. Tickets are priced at $60. Visit www.lct.org for more information.

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