Barbara Cook News

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

DEATHBED, SHORT PLAY LAB SERIES and THE GREENE TOUCH Open This Week in NYC, 4/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Three new productions will open this week at three Off-Off-Broadway locations in New York City: Ripple Effects Artists' Deathbed, John Chatterton's Short Play Lab Series, and New York Conservatory's The Greene Touch. Check out all the details below! (more...)

Malcolm Gets Replaces Allan Corduner in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Mr. Gets replaces Allan Corduner, who has had a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20
by - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 20, 2014. (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

Judith Light & Christopher Sieber Will Announce 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees; BroadwayWorld to Live Stream on 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Drama League has announced that Judith Light and Christopher Sieber will announce the 2014 Drama League Awards Nominees for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award on Wednesday morning, April 23, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street, 2nd Floor). The nominations ceremony will be broadcast worldwide via live stream here at www.broadwayworld.com. (more...)

New York Conservatory Pays Tribute to Broadway Journeyman, Herbert Greene, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Monday night, April 28, New York Conservatory presents a rare treat. We're used to concerts and benefits on the household names of musical theatre - especially the Golden Age - but here's one dedicated to one of the Great White Way's unsung heroes - Herbert Greene. A shrewd producer, natural conductor and orchestrator, and gifted composer, Greene was behind some of Broadway's classic productions. He worked side-by-side with Meredith Willson on the legendary The Music Man and with Frank Loesser onMost Happy Fella; built the enthralling orchestrations behind Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle, a musical ahead of its time, even influencing the addition of a song which was a veiled 'Love Note" to Lee Remick; and even trained Broadway luminaries likeamong them were Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Cook, Robert Preston, Don Ameche, and Judy Holliday. (more...)

NYFOS Announces Its 2014 Spring Gala, REMEMBERING LENNY, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG has announced its star-studded 2014 spring gala, Remembering Lenny, celebrating the life of Leonard Bernstein with a performance on Monday, April 28 at 6:30PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, followed by supper at the '21' Club. (more...)

Nick Ziobro to Debut New CD at Birdland, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/jazz vocal sensation, will release his debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do on Tuesday, May 20. The new disc, produced by Michael Feinstein - the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist - and available through Titanium Entertainment, will be available in stores and digital outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.com. The album's debut single 'This Guy's In Love with You' is now available on iTunes. (more...)

New York Conservatory Pays Tribute to Broadway Journeyman Herbert Greene, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

The Broadway universe has a multitude of stars deserving of praise, New York Conservatory picks a bright and prolific one - singer, actor, conductor, arranger, producer, and even voice doctor - Herbert Greene. A true unsung hero of the American Musical Theatre. (more...)

Barbara Cook and More Set for Symphony Space's WALL TO WALL Cabaret, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Symphony Space's annual Spring Festival has become one of the season's most keenly awaited events. This year's installment, Sleeping Around: The Cultural Lives of New York's Hotels, may be the most provocative yet. Running from April 26 to May 21, the monthlong festival celebrates New York's landmark hotels, their occupants, and the lengendary boites that nurtured and sustained the evergreen songs and performers of cabaret. Sleeping Around also credits New York's hotels as incubators for film, classical music, and literature, with programs devoted to Andy Warhol, Virgil Thomson, and Dorothy Parker. (more...)

Angela Shultz to Bring REALITY CHECK to Don't Tell Mama, 4/26 & 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show 'Reality Check' on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). There is a $20 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. (Members of MAC -- $15.) Reservations may be placed by calling (212) 757-0788 after 4pm daily or by visiting www.donttellmamanyc.com (more...)

Photo Flash: THE MUSIC MAN at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Hilary Kelly - Apr 02, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater's production of The Music Man, running March 27 - May 18, tells the story of fast-talking traveling salesman Harold Hill and his plans to con the people of River City, Iowa. He sells them instruments and promises to train the townspeople to be a professional band. Hill, who doesn't know a trombone from a treble clef, plans to skip town with the money without giving any music lessions at all - until he falls in love with Marian the librarian. Check out a look at the cast in action here! (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson to Host 80th Annual Drama League Awards, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Drama League has announced that the Emmy-nominated star of Modern Family and Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson will host the upcoming 80th Annual Drama League Awards. Considered one of the high points of the theater season, the Annual Awards Luncheon includes a nominees cocktail reception, luncheon ceremony, and awards presentation and that will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Marriott Marquis Times Square in the Broadway Ballroom (1535 Broadway) beginning at 11:30 a.m. Financier Patisserie, GenSpring Family Offices, and National Life Group are the 2014 Event Sponsors of the 80th Annual Drama League Awards. (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko to Welcome Michael Feinstein and Paula West, 5/29-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

To celebrate its one-year anniversary, Feinstein's at the Nikko announced today the return of multi-platinum-selling entertainer Michael Feinstein for four performances only - Thursday, May 29 through Sunday, June 1. Joined by special guest Paula West, who recently completed a sold-out residency at Feinstein's at the Nikko, Feinstein will perform a range of classics from the Great American songbook. The performance schedule is as follows: Thursday, May 29 at 8 p.m.; Friday, May 30 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 31 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 1 at 7 p.m. Tickets for Michael Feinstein with Paula West range in price from $65 - $95 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Barbara Cook to Perform at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

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 on Saturday, May 10. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Laura Osnes, John Treacy Egan and More Set for Music Conservatory of Westchester Dinner Honoring Barbara Cook, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Music Conservatory of Westchester will take you from the greens and the courts to The Great White Way on Monday, June 23rd for its 13th Annual Golf and Tennis Classic at Whippoorwill Club in Armonk. Following a day of fun competition, the not-for-profit community music school will hold a Broadway-themed awards dinner honoring iconic performer Barbara Cook and acclaimed conductor John Mauceri with lifetime achievement awards. (more...)

A Beautiful Journey... Meet the Full Cast of VIOLET, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of VIOLET, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, begins previews tomorrow, March 28, 2014. VIOLET officially opens on April 20, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full company and check out a sneak peek performance and interviews with the cast! (more...)

Karen Mason to Tell the SECRET OF THE ANCIENT DIVAS at Bay Area Cabaret, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret concludes its Tenth Anniversary Season by presenting the award winning Karen Mason in her new show, 'SECRET OF THE ANCIENT DIVAS.' A performer who has mastered both playing starring roles on the Broadway stage as well as projecting her own presence in intimate cabaret settings, Ms. Mason now comes to San Francisco for a performance in homage to her personal idols, including iconic singers Judy Garland, Barbara Streisand, and Peggy Lee. Ms. Mason will perform at the historic Venetian Room of The Fairmont San Francisco, 5pm, Sunday, May 18, 2014. (more...)

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