To celebrate the new disc, Cook will make an in-store appearance at the Lincoln Triangle Barnes and Noble Nov. 13 at 4 PM. The celebrated singer-actress will perform songs from the new CD (she will be accompanied by musical director Lee Musiker) and will also autograph copies of the recording.
Cook recorded "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" July 30 at Legacy Recording Studios in Manhattan. Grammy winner Hugh Fordin — president of DRG Records Incorporated — produced "Rainbow," which features arrangements by Musiker, who also conducted the band.
The track list for "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" follows:
"Cookin Breakfast for the One I Love" (William Rose-Henry Tobias)
"For All We Know" (J. Fred Coots-Sam Lewis)
"Hallelujah, I Love Him So" (Ray Charles)
"Harbour" (Peter Allen)
"He Loves and She Loves" (George Gershwin-Ira Gershwin)
"I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter"/"I Wish I Could Forget You" (Fred Ahlert-Joe Young/Stephen Sondheim)
"I'm Through with Love"/"Smile" (Matty Malneck-Ray Livingston/David Raksin-Charles Chaplin)
"If I Ever Say I'm Over You" (John Bucchino)
"Lost in the Stars"/"No More" (Kurt Weill-Maxwell Anderson/Stephen Sondheim)
"Love Is Good for Anything That Ails You" (Cliff Friend-Matty Melneck)
"Old Devil Moon" (Burton Lane-E.Y. Harburg)
"Sooner or Later" (Charles Wolcott-Ray Gilbert)
"There's a Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder" (Al Jolson-Billy Rose-Dave Dreyer)
"Where or When (Richard Rodgers-Lorenz Hart)
"Lucky to Be Me" (Leonard Bernstein-Betty Comden-Adolph Green)
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, and her one-woman show, Mostly Sondheim, was nominated for a Tony in the Best Special Theatrical Event category. Cook was most recently on the New York stage in Barbara Cook's Broadway. Both Mostly Sondheim and Barbara Cook's Broadway were recorded for DRG. Cook made her solo debut at the Metropolitan Opera, which was also released on DRG Records.
Cook will also fellow Tony winner join Audra McDonald for a one-night-only concert at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre Oct. 19. Entitled Audra McDonald & Barbara Cook: Broadway Voices for Change, the evening of song serves as a fundraiser for the grassroots organization America Votes. Show time is 8 PM. Tickets, priced $50-$99, are available by phoning (212) 239-6200 or by visiting telecharge.com. For more information visit www.drgrecords.com.