By Andrew Gans
26 Apr 2014
|Photo by Denise Winters|
The 8 PM performance is titled Are You Havin' Any Fun? The legendary singer, according to press notes, "continues her foray into her newly developed repertoire of jazz and swing while also reprising her now-classic renditions of songs from Broadway and the great American songbook."
Under the musical direction of Ted Rosenthal on piano with Dave Riekenberg on woodwinds, Warren Odze on drums and Jay Leonhart on bass, Cook will perform a selection of songs by George Gershwin, Jack Yellin and Sammy Fain, Johnny Mercer, Vincent Youmans, Irving Berlin, Harold Arlen and John Lennon.
Barbara Cook, a 2010 Tony nominee for her performance in Sondheim on Sondheim, 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 also seen 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.