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Barbara Cook News

Date of Birth: October 25, 1927 (89)
Birth Place: Atlanta, GA, USA
Gender: Female
Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!Scarlett Strallen and Tam Mutu to Lead THE NEW YORKERS at Encores!; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The New Yorkers, Cole Porter's 1930 Prohibition lark. The New Yorkers will star Cyrille Aimee, Clyde Alves, Todd Buonopane, Arnie Burton, Kevin Chamberlin, Mylinda Hull, Robyn Hurder, Byron Jennings, Eddie Korbich, Tam Mutu, Jeffrey Schecter, Scarlett Strallen, Tyler Lansing Weaks and Ruth Williamson. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Announces March ShowsBay Area Cabaret Announces March Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Bay Area Cabaret continues its acclaimed series at the Venetian Room at Fairmont San Francisco (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill) with two special shows in March-one a tribute to cabaret as a distinctive art form, and the other a return engagement for two of the most popular Bay Area Cabaret artists. On March 5 at 5:00 pm, A Cabaret Spectacular will celebrate the art of cabaret performance featuring some of the finest cabaret performers from across the nation. Then on March 26 at 7:30 pm, world-renowned guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli and Broadway soprano Jessica Molaskey, return to the Bay Area Cabaret stage with their brand new hit show from Cafe Carlyle in New York. Tickets for both shows at www.bayareacabaret.org or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Wallace Shawn, Annapurna Sriram, John Epperson, Matthew Broderick, Larry Pine, Michael Tucker, Jill Eikenberry, and Claudia Shear in EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE. (more...)

Isn't It Romantic? Michael Feinstein to Return to The McCallum for Sold-Out EngagementIsn't It Romantic? Michael Feinstein to Return to The McCallum for Sold-Out Engagement
by David Green - Feb 13, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents Michael Feinstein and 'Isn't It Romantic' on Saturday, February 25, at 8:00pm. Michael returns with an evening of America's most romantic music from The Great American Songbook, reprised from his sold out Broadway run. Almost a million copies have been sold of his Isn't It Romantic album. Michael will be accompanied by a 17-piece band that will contrast with the beautiful piano solos for which he is known. Michael Feinstein has built a dazzling career over three decades bringing the Great American Songbook music to the world. From 5 Grammy nominated albums to Emmy nominated PBS specials, acclaimed NPR series, and concerts at The White House, Buckingham Palace, Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and Sydney Opera House, his work as an educator and archivist define Michael as a force in American music.  (more...)

Corinna Sowers Adler to Return to The Metropolitan Room with HIGH STANDARDS Live Recording, 2/19Corinna Sowers Adler to Return to The Metropolitan Room with HIGH STANDARDS Live Recording, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

After recently making her solo debut in "Something Beautiful" in The Appel Room, Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall, singer and actress, CORINNA SOWERS ADLER returns to the Metropolitan Room, 34 West 22nd Street, on Sunday, February 19 at 6pm to create a Live Recording of her highly acclaimed show 'High Standards'. The show is musically directed by legendary musical arranger, Alex Rybeck and will feature Mr. Rybeck on piano. The show is a musical journey through some of the best music ever written, reimagined by Mr. Rybeck including songs by Meredith Wilson, Leonard Bernstein/Betty Comden & Adolf Green, Leslie Bricusse/Cyril Ornatel, John Lennon and Joni Mitchell, to name a few. (more...)

LPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationLPTW to Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Houston Symphony Presents Soulful Program Of Music With Powerhouse Vocalist, 2/17-19Houston Symphony Presents Soulful Program Of Music With Powerhouse Vocalist, 2/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Houston Symphony will celebrate more than 50 years of soul influence Feb. 17-19 with a brand-new show featuring the best of Motown legends as well as today's hottest R&B entertainers. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Ed Dixon in GEORGIEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Ed Dixon in GEORGIE
by Ken Fallin - Feb 3, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring star of GEORGIE, Ed Dixon. (more...)

CHICAGO CABARET CONVENTION to Spotlight Local, National Talent This AprilCHICAGO CABARET CONVENTION to Spotlight Local, National Talent This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, announced today that it will return to the Midwest this spring for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth 'Chicago Cabaret Convention.' (more...)

New Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula VogelNew Dramatists Luncheon to Honor INDECENT's Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor 10-time Tony Award-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Distinguished Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew LippaBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andrew Lippa
by Ken Fallin - Jan 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

An American in Paris's Matthew Scott to Headline The Black Box BROADWAY SERIESAn American in Paris's Matthew Scott to Headline The Black Box BROADWAY SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2017

Broadway's Matthew Scott performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, on Saturday, January 21. Beginning at 8 p.m., the event is the second in THE BLACK BOX Broadway Series, sponsored by Childs Engineering. The series, new this season, kicked off in November with Tony Award winner Beth Leavel.   (more...)

Marta Sanders to Star in FOLLOW ME at BeechmanMarta Sanders to Star in FOLLOW ME at Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Celebrated nightclub singer Marta Sanders returns to The Laurie Beechman Theatre, 407 West 42nd Street, in "Follow Me," her new show that was seen in a short run last year.  With Mark Nadler directing, the upcoming four-week major engagement of "Follow Me" performs on Thursday February 2; Saturday February 11; Thursday February 16, and Saturday February 25, all at 7pm. (more...)

Motown's N'Kenge, Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Naples Philharmonic in BROADWAY DIVASMotown's N'Kenge, Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Naples Philharmonic in BROADWAY DIVAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Broadway's Darling N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will grace the stage in a Broadway Diva's collaboration with Naples Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor, Jack Everly for six concerts. Performances at the Francis Pew Hayes Hall in Artis-Naples will be Tuesday January 10-13th at 8:00PM and January 14th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - THE FRONT PAGEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - THE FRONT PAGE
by Ken Fallin - Dec 30, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Nathan Lane, John Goodman, Robert Morse, John Slattery, and Holland Taylor in THE FRONT PAGE. (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Scott Set for The LEX's CONCERT WITH THE STARSLaura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Scott Set for The LEX's CONCERT WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The LEXington Theatre Company has announced that Laura Bell Bundy (TONY Nominee - Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Television's Fuller House, Anger Management), Leslie Kritzer (Something Rotten, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family, First Date, Television's Smash) and Matthew Scott (An American in Paris, Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim) will be joining this year's line-up of Broadway Vets for "Concert With The Stars," on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm, at The Lexington Opera House (Lexington, KY.) (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Leslie Odom Jr. Will Be Home for ChristmasJim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Leslie Odom Jr. Will Be Home for Christmas
by Jim Caruso - Dec 22, 2016

I'm pretty sure there's nothing Leslie Odom, Jr. can't do. This recording of "I'll Be Home For Christmas" perfectly shows off his good taste, style and that exemplary voice. The song is, of course, an American classic, with lyrics by Kim Gannon and a melody by Walter Kent. Gannon wrote it from the point of a World War II soldier stationed overseas, telling his family that he'll be home for the holidays, and to prepare the Christmas fun. Of course, the last lyric is one of the most melancholy ever written - "I'll be home for Christmas, if only in my dreams." When the song was first pitched to folks in the music business, it was roundly refused, since it all seemed incredibly sad. But Bing Crosby smartly threw caution to the wind and recorded the tune, with immense success. Interestingly, after the lyricist's death, he left the royalty rights to the American Heart Association, which has benefitted greatly ever since. (more...)

Broadway Series and More Highlight January Music Events at the Black BoxBroadway Series and More Highlight January Music Events at the Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Broadway's Matthew Scott headlines a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue. The January 21 concert highlights a full month of music series entertainment to kick off the New Year.  A suburban hub for great music, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street. (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' ConcertFran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Jim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Barbra Streisand Reinvents a ClassicJim Caruso's 12 Days of Christmas... Barbra Streisand Reinvents a Classic
by Jim Caruso - Dec 21, 2016

Love it or hate it, this souped-up arrangement of 'Jingle Bells?' has become an iconic recording by the one and only Barbra Streisand. Of course, it's from her first Christmas album, which came out in 1967, but I was introduced to it in 1970 when it was released on a special promo album for Maxwell House coffee, along with cuts by Doris Day and (yes) Jim Nabors. I thought it was funny then, and I think it's funny now. I especially love the Brooklyn-ese reading of the word 'upsot.' It was all very sophisticated and slightly oddball to the young Jimmy Caruso, and takes me right back to Wexford, Pennsylvania, where I'd listen over and over on my little record player. (Google that word, kids.) (more...)

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