Reprise Theatre Company Presents Barbara Cook in Concert, 5/16

Reprise Theatre Company Presents Barbara Cook in Concert, 5/16

Reprise Theatre Company presents Barbara Cook in Concert.  It will have one performance only on Monday, May 16 at 8:00 pm, at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Barbara Cook in Concert is the latest in Reprise Theatre Company's tradition of presenting Broadway stars and legendary entertainers in concert, which have included Patti LuPone, Carol Burnett, Sutton Foster, Ben Vereen, Kristin Chenoweth, and Brian Stokes Mitchell.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, February 9. For tickets, priced at $95 -$195, please call the UCLA Central Ticket Office at 310/825-2101 or visit www.reprise.org <http://www.reprise.org> . 
 
Reprise Theatre Company is headed by Artistic Director Jason Alexander. Christine Bernardi Weil is Managing Director and Gilles Chiasson is Producing Director of Reprise Theatre Company. 
 
Barbara Cook's silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. Considered "Broadway's favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Miss Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another.
Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of New York's Café Carlyle Barbara Cook's popularity continues to thrive - as evidenced by her 1997 birthday concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Albert Hall in London, a succession of 6 triumphant returns to Carnegie Hall where she made a legendary solo concert debut in 1975 , and an ever-growing mantle of honors including the Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, her citation as a Living New York Landmark and her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame.

Miss Cook most recently returned to the Broadway stage after a 23-year absence, and was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance, in the new musical Sondheim on Sondheim, directed by James Lapine, for the Roundabout Theater Company.

In November 2007 Miss Cook achieved yet another career high when she celebrated her 80th birthday in concert with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall.  Due to popular demand two encore performances of the critically acclaimed concert played to sold-out houses.

In January 2006 Miss Cook made her solo concert debut at the Metropolitan Opera Company, making her the first female pop singer to be presented by the MET in the company's 123 year history.  The sold-out event was recorded and released as a live performance cd by DRG Records. 

In 2004 Miss Cook's concert, Barbara Cook's Broadway, was hailed by both the Associated Press and USA TODAY as one of the ten best theatre productions of the year. USA Today noted that "Barbara Cook is singing as gloriously as ever in her latest one-woman show," adding that "this septuagenarian's combination of gorgeous technique and emotional insight is nothing short of miraculous." The Associated Press called Barbara Cook's Broadway "the most satisfying musical-theater experience of the year.  At 77 and still in marvelous voice, she has earned the right to be called legendary."

Following the spring 2004 Lincoln Center Theater run, Miss Cook premiered Barbara Cook's Broadway in London's West End in May, returned to perform the show for two sold-out encore engagements at Lincoln Center that summer, before returning to London with the show for a second time in September. The concert was recorded live and release on DRG Records.




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