From May 11-29, Cook will offer her newest concert program at the famed Gielgud Theatre. As previously reported, Barbara Cook's Broadway, which just ended a limited engagement at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre, will return to Lincoln Center on June 2 at the smaller Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater for another engagement through June 26.
Barbara Cook's Broadway follows the singer's critically acclaimed and Tony-nominated performance in Mostly Sondheim. Wally Harper serves as Cook's musical director and arranger; Richard Sarpola performs on bass.
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 period of Broadway history. Cook 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.
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; her most recent is titled "Count Your Blessings."
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. The Gielgud Theatre is located on London's West End at Shaftesbury Avenue.