Barbara Cook celebrates the publication of her memoir, Then and Now, with three concert evenings at Feinstein's/54 Below June 21 and July 21 and 23, all at 7 PM.
The Tony-winning Music Man star, according to press notes, “returns to trumpet the completion and publishing of her book, an accomplishment she has strived for, for many years.” (Then and Now: A Memoir is available from Harper/HarperCollins Publishers.)
Cook recently canceled her widely ballyhooed return to the New York stage in a concert show conceived by James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony winner Tommy Tune. Barbara Cook: Then and Now was to have played 65 scheduled performances April 13-June 26 at Off-Broadway's New World Stages–Stage One. But producer Producer Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, released a statement last month saying, “Yesterday, after meeting with Barbara, Tommy and James, the decision was made to postpone the production. Barbara has spent the last several months working very hard to finish her book. Going directly into rehearsal to create this new production was causing undue pressure and stress.”
The Feinstein's/54 Below evenings feature a different program than the canceled Off-Broadway production.
There is an $85-$150 cover charge and $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information will be available at 54below.com or by phone at (646) 476-3551. Patrons who purchase Premium Seating will receive a free, autographed first edition of Then and Now. Patrons who purchase VIP Seating will have the option to add on a $30 purchase of the same.
(Updated June 21, 2016)