The disc will be released on the DRG label in late summer. This will be the 18th album that Fordin and Cook (Candide, The Music Man, She Loves Me, Sondheim on Sondheim) have collaborated on. In addition to studio discs, their live-concert recordings have captured performances at Carnegie Hall, London's Sadlers Wells Theatre, the Café Carlyle (twice) and The Metropolitan Opera.
Cook, a mellow soprano at age 83, has never performed nor recorded most of the songs in the Feinstein's engagement. Her music director/arranger is Lee Musiker. You Make Me Feel So Young began performances at Loews Regency Hotel June 7. Performances continue to June 18.
The song list includes:
"I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise"
"Are You Havin' Any Fun"
"You Make Me Feel So Young"
"I've Grown Accustomed to His Face"
"Wait 'Til We're Sixty-Five"
"Frim Fram Sauce"
"When I Look in Your Eyes"
"What Did I Have I Don't Have Now"
"Live Alone and Like It"
"This Can't Be Love"
"I'm a Fool to Want You"
"I've Got You Under My Skin"
"Love Is Good for Anything That Ails You"
"More Than You Know"
"Here's to Life"
"I Got Rhythm"
Cook, a Broadway legend who won the 1958 Tony Award (Featured Actress) for playing Marian the Librarian in the original production of The Music Man, is a Grammy winner, and received a Grammy nomination for the DRG album "Count Your Blessings." In 2010, she was nominated for a Featured Actress Tony Award for her appearance in Sondheim on Sondheim. She originated the role of Amalia in the Broadway premiere of the musical She Loves Me, and was Cunegonde in the original production of Leonard Bernstein's Candide. Two June 17 performances at Feinstein's will be recorded for the forthcoming album. Visit feinsteinsattheregency.com for reservations and information about the run.