On June 26, WNET/Thirteen will air the "Evening at Pops" episode that features Cook singing tunes from her Tony-nominated Broadway concert, Mostly Sondheim. A Tony nominee for Best Special Theatrical Event, Mostly Sondheim included songs written by Stephen Sondheim as well as those tunes the composer wished he had written. Last year, Cook joined Boston Pops conductor Keith Lockhart and the New York Voices for an hour of songs from the classical and Broadway worlds. The famed Boston Pops Orchestra was featured on "Serenade for Strings," "For New York (Variations on Themes of Leonard Bernstein)," Gershwin's "Prelude No. 2" and "Promenade (Walking the Dog)" and Kander and Ebb's ode to the Big Apple, "New York, New York." Cook then wrapped her golden vocals around "On a Clear Day," "In Buddy's Eyes," "Hard-Hearted Hannah," "Waiting for the Robert E. Lee," "San Francisco," "Send in the Clowns," "Ice Cream," "Losing My Mind," "The Trolley Song" and "Anyone Can Whistle." The New York Voices also offered several tunes as well, including special arrangements of "Early Autumn," "Don't Be That Way," "I'll Be Seeing You" and "Sing, Sing, Sing."
Cheered for her beautiful soprano voice, Cook received critical hosannas for her most recent Broadway outing, Mostly Sondheim. The Tony-winning performer who has starred on Broadway in Flahooley, Candide, The Gay Life, The Music Man and She Loves Me is also an internationally renowned concert artist. Her numerous recordings are available on CD, including her Sondheim evening for DRG Records. A DVD/video of that concert was also recently released on the KOCH Vision label.
"Evening at Pops" will air on WNET/Thirteen at 8 PM June 26. Check local listings for dates and air times.