Barbara Cook Performs at Kupferberg Center for the Arts Tonight

Barbara Cook Performs at Kupferberg Center for the Arts Tonight

Kupferberg Center for the Arts will welcome a true Broadway sensation when the legendary Barbara Cook presents an unforgettable evening of song and stories at Kupferberg Center for the Arts' Colden Auditorium tonight, May 10.

The two-time GRAMMY Award winner, Tony Award winner, and Kennedy Center Honoree who first came to prominence in the original Broadway musicals She Loves Me!, Candide, and The Music Man, will feature selections from her newly developed repertoire of jazz and swing while also reprising her now-classic renditions of songs from Broadway and the great American songbook. Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, warm presence, and purity of tone have made her a powerful presence on Broadway and concert stages around the world for over five decades. This is a show no music lover should miss! Tickets are on sale now.

Barbara Cook, a native of Atlanta who made her Broadway debut in 1951, has had an unparalleled career that has taken her from one professional peak to the next. Her Broadway resume includes some of the finest musical and dramatic works ever brought to the stage. During the heyday of the Broadway musical, Cook originated roles in productions including Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel, and Meredith Wilson's The Music Man, and became known as "Broadway's favorite ingénue." She later focused her attention on the concert stage where she presented sold out performances at the greatest venues in the world including the Royal Albert Hall in London, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, and the Metropolitan Opera Company, where her 2006 show made her the first female pop singer to be presented by the MET in their 123-year history. She was named a Kennedy Center Honoree in 2011 for her tremendous contributions to the arts. The Financial Times has called her, "the greatest singer in the world," and the New York Post has said, "Barbara Cook sings and you listen with a sense of gratitude, humanity, and even a touch of awe."

"Barbara Cook is the kind of performer that will astound our audience with her singular talents," said Leon Denmark, Artistic Director ofKupferberg Presents. "There are few theatrical performers in the world who have accomplished so much on the stage. We are very excited to bring her to Colden Auditorium and look forward to welcoming her to Kupferberg Center for the Arts for what will be an unforgettable performance."

New York Community Bank presents the 2013 - 2014 season of Kupferberg Presents. Additional funding and support for this and other Kupferberg Center for the Arts events is provided by the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Queens College/CUNY, and the Max and Selma Kupferberg Foundation.

BARBARA COOK
Colden Auditorium at Kupferberg Center for the Arts
Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8:00 PM
Tickets: $45.00, $55.00 and $69.00
Tickets for Barbara Cook and all Kupferberg Presents performances are on sale now and available online at www.KupferbergPresents.org or at Kupferberg Center for the Arts' Box Office in Colden Auditorium on the campus of Queens College. Season subscriptions are also available online at www.KupferberPresents.org/subscribers and include access to the best seats, plus many more great member benefits.

Box Office hours are 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Monday through Friday and one hour before events. Onsite parking is available. Located just off the Long Island Expressway at Exit 23 & 24 and by bus lines Q25-34, Q44, Q64, Q17, Q88. For additional ticket info, including Group Sales, call 718-793-8080.

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