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  • Date Of Birth:
    December 06, 1896
    Date Of Death:
    August 17, 1983 (86)
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    BWW Reviews: Steadfast Fans of Iconic BARBARA COOK Are 'On Her Side' at Lincoln Center's American SongbookBWW Reviews: Steadfast Fans of Iconic BARBARA COOK Are 'On Her Side' at Lincoln Center's American Songbook
    by Alix Cohen - Mar 1, 2015

    “Are You Havin' Any Fun?” the formidable Barbara Cook breezily asks in song with the intimacy of an old friend. Having had her first paid (50 cents) singing job at the age of eight, Cook looks back on a lengthy career feeling lucky. It's been weeks since she's sung due to health issues laying her low, but Cook is not, she assures us, by any means down and out. “I like to feel people are on my side and you sure sound like you are.” Throughout her show last night as part of the American Songbook series at Lincoln Center's The Appel Room, the artist performs with honesty, commitment, and the compelling interpretation for which she's well known. She asks that lights be turned up in order to see those with whom she communicates. (more...)

    BWW TV Exclusive: Spotlight on the Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Meet Nathan Madden!BWW TV Exclusive: Spotlight on the Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Meet Nathan Madden!
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 1, 2015

    BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a new video series, which will help you get to know each cast member before previews begin. Check back daily to hear from the whole cast before performances start, and click below to meet Nathan Madden (more...)

    BWW TV Exclusive: Spotlight on the Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Meet Jill Paice!BWW TV Exclusive: Spotlight on the Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Meet Jill Paice!
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 28, 2015

    BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a new video series, which will help you get to know cast members before previews begin. Check back daily to hear from the cast before performances start, and click below to meet Jill Paice, who plays 'Milo.' (more...)

    FLASH FRIDAY: Applause! Lady Gaga's Grandest & Greatest Moments Ever - Kennedy Center Honors, Grammys, Oscars & MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Applause! Lady Gaga's Grandest & Greatest Moments Ever - Kennedy Center Honors, Grammys, Oscars & More
    by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 27, 2015

    Today we celebrate the surprise musical theatre star of 2015 due to her incredible Oscars performance earlier this week, the one and only Lady Gaga. (more...)

    MADE IN DAGENHAM's Isla Blair to Star in A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS at Chichester This SummerMADE IN DAGENHAM's Isla Blair to Star in A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS at Chichester This Summer
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

    MADE IN DAGENHAM's Isla Blair will play 'Lady Caroline Byng' in A DAMSEL IN DISTRESS at the Chichester Festival Theatre, running May 30 - June 27, 2015. (more...)

    Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

    This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

    Young People's Chorus of NYC Set for Festival to Support Victims of 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, 3/11Young People's Chorus of NYC Set for Festival to Support Victims of 2011 Japanese Earthquake and Tsunami, 3/11
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

    On Wednesday, March 11, the fourth anniversary of the earthquake and tsunami that devastated portions of Japan in 2011, the Young People's Chorus of New York City conducted by Elizabeth Nuñez will join with other choruses from New York City and Japan to commemorate the date in a free concert in Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall. The 8 p.m. concert is presented by the Japan Artists Exchange Agency. (more...)

    Glorious New Video Spot For AN AMERICAN IN PARISGlorious New Video Spot For AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 25, 2015

    Get a glorious sneak peek at Broadway-bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! (more...)

    Complete AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Discussion At Greene Space Now AvailableComplete AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Discussion At Greene Space Now Available
    by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 24, 2015

    Go inside the Broadway-bound An American in Paris! (more...)

    Sold Out AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Discussion At Greene Space Set For Livestream TonightSold Out AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Discussion At Greene Space Set For Livestream Tonight
    by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 23, 2015

    Go inside the Broadway-bound An American in Paris! (more...)

    Fresh Behind The Scenes Video Promo For AN AMERICAN IN PARISFresh Behind The Scenes Video Promo For AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
    by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 23, 2015

    Get a new look behind the scenes at Broadway-bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! (more...)

    Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli to Sing Nat King Cole at Bay Area Cabaret, 3/21Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli to Sing Nat King Cole at Bay Area Cabaret, 3/21
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

    Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents multi-Grammy-Award winning jazz pianist/composer Ramsey Lewis and jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli in Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/15- CRAZY FOR YOUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/15- CRAZY FOR YOU
    by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2015

    Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

    Theatre Group at SBCC to Continue Season with LIGHT UP THE SKY, 3/4-21Theatre Group at SBCC to Continue Season with LIGHT UP THE SKY, 3/4-21
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

    The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the hilarious comedy by Moss Hart, LIGHT UP THE SKY, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Garvin Theatre, March 4-21, 2015. (more...)

    Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15
    by - Feb 15, 2015

    Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 15, 2015. (more...)

    BWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White TheatreBWW Review: A Rare Performance of FROM BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL Opens at the White Theatre
    by Steve Wilson - Feb 15, 2015

    From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill made its journey to the Kansas City theater scene with the opening Saturday night February 14 at the White Theatre located at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park. The White Theatre celebrates two first on their stage with Paul Hough directing the debut of From Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill and the first time the musical appeared at the theater. Hough directed the play in Los Angeles in 1985, winning the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for Production and Direction. Hough was Director of Production for the American Heartland Theatre from 1996 until it closed its doors in 2013. (more...)

    BWW TV: Go in the Rehearsal Room with the Company of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Plus a Performance Sneak Peek!BWW TV: Go in the Rehearsal Room with the Company of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS- Plus a Performance Sneak Peek!
    by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2015

    Following an acclaimed tryout at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, An American in Paris is currently in rehearsals for its upcoming Broadway run at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Previews begin Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night. The cast just met the press, and you can check out interviews with the company and a performance sneak peek below! (more...)

    THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 7-13THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 7-13
    by - Feb 13, 2015

    Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of the off-Broadway debut of new musical ONE DAY, BEAUTIFUL's Grammy win for Best Musical Theatre Album, THE LAST FIVE YEARS movie premiere, and more! (more...)

    NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour Coming to Harris Center, 3/6-8NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour Coming to Harris Center, 3/6-8
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

    Get ready for this 1920s-era feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger coming to Harris Center for the Arts. The champagne flows and the gin fizzes in this hilarious, Tony-winning musical comedy. (more...)

    NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour Coming to Mesa Arts Center, 3/3-4NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour Coming to Mesa Arts Center, 3/3-4
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

    The 2014-15 Broadway on Center series, presented at Mesa Arts Center in partnership with WestCoast Entertainment, brings National Touring Broadway production Nice Work If You Can Get It, a madcap tale full of crazy antics, to Mesa Arts Center for performances on Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Mesa Arts Center Box Office, mesaartscenter.com or by calling 480-644-6500. (more...)

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