Barbara Cook to Play RRazz Room, 8/21 -6
The RRazz Room, San Francisco's premier nightclub, presents Broadway legend and 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree Barbara Cook from August 21 to 26. Her show "Let's Fall In Love" is comprised of her signature mix of songs, pop standards, jazz classics and Broadway staples.
Barbara Cook – considered "Broadway's favorite ingénue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical – launched a second career as a concert and recording artist soaring from one professional peak to another. Her silvery soprano, purity of tone, and warm presence have delighted audiences around the world for more than 50 years. She received the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors, along with Meryl Streep, Neil Diamond, Yo-Yo Ma and Sonny Rollins.
Whether on the stages of major international venues throughout the world or in the intimate setting of a New York nightclub, Barbara Cook's popularity continues to thrive – as evidenced by the celebration of her 80th birthday in the Fall of 2007 with three sold out concerts with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall, her solo concert debut at the Metropolitan Opera (which made her the first female pop singer to be presented by the Met in the company's long history), and a succession of six triumphant returns to Carnegie Hall where she made a legendary solo concert debut in 1975. Miss Cook's ever-growing mantle of honors include Tony, Grammy, Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics Circle Awards, as well as her citation as a Living New York Landmark, her induction into the Theatre Hall of Fame and Musical America's 2007 Vocalist of the Year award.
A leading star during the Broadway musical's "golden age" of the 50's and 60's, Barbara's many Broadway credits include the creation of three classic roles in the American musical theatre: Cunegonde in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, Marian the Librarian in Meredith Willson's The Music Man (Tony Award), and Amalia in Bock and Harnick's She Loves Me (Drama Desk Award). Last year she returned to Broadway for the first time in 23 years and received a Tony Award nomination for her performance in Sondheim On Sondheim. Her latest CD is You Make Me Feel So Young, recorded last year live at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.
The Rrazz Room at Hotel Nikko
222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
Tues, 8/21, 8:00pm
Wed, 8/22, 8:00pm
Thurs, 8/23, 8:00pm
Fri, 8/24, 8:00pm
Sat, 8/25, 8:00pm
Sun, 8/26, 7:00pm
800-380-3095 // 415-394-1189
UPCOMING ENGAGEMENTS AT THE RRAZZ ROOM
THE Tommy Igoe BIG BAND
Live at The RRazz Room
Featuring 15 of the Bay Area's finest musicians
Including members of Tower of Power, Santana and The Doobie Brothers
Mondays at 7:30pm $25
Monday nights through August 27
For the last five years, Tommy Igoe developed a new big band at Birdland, and it became the most popular weekly event in New York City. He brings the same musical acumen to San Francisco, and endeavors to change the face of nightlife on Mondays. Igoe brings his big band pedigree (his father Sonny Igoe was the drummer for Benny Goodman and Woody Herman during the 40s-50s) to create a big band for the 21st Century. This is not nostalgia, but a forward-looking spin on a uniquely American format. Tommy Igoe prides himself on finding music you may not have heard, but will love nonetheless.
15-Piece Big Band
Tues, 7/24, 7/31, 8pm
Wed, 7/25, 8/1, 7:30pm
Thurs, 7/26, 8/2, 7:30pm
Fri, 7/27, 8/3, 7:30pm
Sat, 7/28, 8/4, 7:30pm
Sun, 7/29, 8/5, 5pm
There are certain songs that will always lift your spirits. For over twenty-five years, the Queen of Cabaret, Andrea Marcovicci, has watched her audiences thrill to the strains of their most beloved songs. "The ones where they burst into smiles, and the ones where they reach across the table to hold hands. I want to make the show about bringing people together," says Marcovicci. Highlights include "You Make Me Feel So Young," "Life is Just Bowl of Cherries," "It's Only a Paper Moon," "Happy Together," and of course, the title tune, "Smile."