Cook, who received a 2002 Tony nomination for her most recent program, Mostly Sondheim, will offer Barbara Cook in Concert June 5-22 at the Kennedy Center’s Eisenhower Theatre. Cook will perform 8 PM concerts Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings with 2:30 PM Saturday matinees and early evening Sunday shows at 5 PM.
Backed by her long-time musical director Wally Harper on piano, the concerts will also feature Jon Burr on bass. The program will include songs from “Broadway and beyond,” including signature tunes from Cook’s illustrious career.
Cheered for her beautiful, crystal-clear soprano voice, 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 as Marian in The Music Man. Cook is also an internationally renowned concert artist whose numerous recordings are available on CD, including "Oscar Winners: The Lyrics of Oscar Hammerstein II," "Dorothy Fields: Close As Pages in a Book," "Live from London" and "All I Ask of You."
Cook also recently released her first concert DVD. Available on the KOCH Vision label, Barbara Cook Mostly Sondheim — Live in Concert salutes the songs of Stephen Sondheim as well as the tunes the award-winning composer has said he wished he had created. Titles include “Send in the Clowns,” “Losing My Mind,” “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” and “Everybody Says Don’t.”
The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts is located at 2700 F. Street, NW in Washington, D.C. Tickets, priced between $35 and $40, are available by calling (800) 444-1324. For more information, visit www.kennedy-center.org.