It's Better With a Band: Barbara Cook Plays Avery Fisher Hall May 30

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30 May 2009

Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
Denise Winters
Tony Award winner Barbara Cook joins the New York Philharmonic May 30 for a concert with the famed orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall.

The 8 PM evening will be conducted by Cook's music director, Lee Musiker. Cook previously played three sold-out evenings during the Philharmonic's 2007-08 season to celebrate her 80th birthday.

Cook will perform several of the songs that she recently sang in her new show, Here's to Life, at Feinstein's at the Regency, including "Hallelujah, I Love Him So," "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "What a Wonderful World" as well as "It Might As Well Be Spring" and "Send in the Clowns."

(Due to scheduling changes, it was recently announced that Cook has canceled her June 2 concert with the New York Philharmonic.)

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. Her newest CD, also on DRG, is titled "Rainbow 'Round My Shoulder."



Tickets, priced $35-$175, are available online at nyphil.org or by calling (212) 875-5656.