Deborah Grace Winer will host Till There Was You: A Celebration of Barbara Cook June 17 at 7 and 9:30 PM at Feinstein's/54 Below.
The evening paying tribute to the late, great Broadway soprano will feature the talents of Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba; Tony nominees Christine Andreas, Rebecca Luker, and Christiane Noll; as well as Linda Purl, Aisha de Haas, Natalie Douglas, and K.T. Sullivan.
Mark Waldrop will direct the performance with musical direction by Mark Hummel.
Winer said in a statement, “Barbara was maybe the greatest theatre singer of all time—and not just because that voice was the eighth wonder of the world. She was fearless in how she got inside a lyric and reflected back at us what it feels like to be human. But that was just part of who she was. I was lucky to know Barbara most of my life and to have a wonderful friendship. Whether she was putting together a new show or cooking her giblet gravy, Barbara was savvy and irreverent and hilarious to hang out with. We’re so excited to gather this stellar all-woman cast to celebrate all different sides of Barbara, with stories and the fantastic range of songs she loved to sing.”
The concert is the final offering in Winer's series of jewel box revues celebrating the Classic American Songbook.
There is a $45-$60 cover charge for each show, and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Premium seating is available for $85-$90. For reservations and information, click here.
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