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'Back Where She Belongs: The Life And Times Of Carole Cook' to Play Feinstein's/54 Below

'Back Where She Belongs: The Life And Times Of Carole Cook' to Play Feinstein's/54 Below FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook in "Back Where She Belongs: The Life and Times of Carol Cooke" - her New York cabaret debut - at the age of 94! - for two performances only - Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20, 2018 @ 7pm.

After receiving rave reviews in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this fabulous evening of memories and song comes to Feinstein's/54 Below. Carole sings numbers from Sondheim to Coleman - from Billy Barnes to Jerry Herman. She recalls a scrapbook of memories, from being Lucille Ball's protégé to working with Ethel Merman.

Carole's stage and screen career anecdotes are hysterical and historical. She was the second Dolly Levi ever in Hello, Dolly! (leading the Australian company), after Carol Channing. As one critic rhapsodized, "Exciting! A glowing star! The biggest and best excuse for unrestrained delight since you dreamed you won the million-dollar lottery." She is the only actress to have played both "Auntie Mame" and "Mame." She was in the original casts of Threepenny Opera, 42nd Street (originating the role of Maggie Jones), A Romantic Comedy, and Radio Gals. Her movies include The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Sixteen Candles, and more. So much more.

Join us for a cabaret you will not forget! Richard Skipper and Russ Woolley proudly present Carole Cook, directed by David Galligan, with musical direction by Chris Marlowe.

Back Where She Belongs: The Life and Times of Carole Cook plays Feinstein's/54Below (254 West 54th Street) on Tuesday, June 19 and Wednesday, June 20 @ 7pm. There is a $50-$65 cover charge and a $25 food and beverage minimum. Tickets and information are available at Tickets on the day of performance after 4:00 are only available by calling (646) 476-3551. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.


Carole Cook created the role of Maggie Jones in the New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo companies of the Tony Award winning musical, 42nd Street and originated the role of Blanche Daly in the Broadway hit play, Romantic Comedy. Carole was the second performer to play Dolly Levi in the world, playing Hello Dolly for two years in Australia and New Zealand. She is the only actress to play the title role in major productions of Auntie Mame and the musical, Mame. She co-starred in the Los Angeles and National companies of Father's Day, for which she received a Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle nomination for Best Actress, and also starred in the Australian production of the play. Best Actress Awards include The Supporting Cast, Patio/Porch and The Lion in Winter, in which as Eleanor of Aquitaine she co-starred with her husband Tom Troupe at The Pasadena Playhouse and the Dallas Theatre Center. They also acted together in The Gin Game. In the National tour of Steel Magnolias, Carole was the irascible "Ouiser," for which she received the Helen Hayes Theatre Award. She has been the recipient of eight Best Actress Drama Logue and Robby Awards in Los Angeles. Her feature films include: The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Palm Springs Weekend, American Gigolo, Sixteen Candles and Summer Lovers, and is the voice of Pearl in the animated film from Disney Studio's, Home on the Range. Carole has guest-starred on many major television series' and has toured extensively in her highly acclaimed one woman show, Dress Up. She starred in Follies for Reprise in Los Angeles and in the New York City Center production of 70 Girls 70. In 1995, Carole received the Baylor University's Distinguished Alumni Award. In 2002, she and Tom received the prestigious Theatre Ovation Award for Career Achievement - the first husband and wife team ever to be so honored.

David Galligan most recently directed Always...Patsy Cline starring Sally Struthers and Carter Calvert at the Ogunquit Playhouse in Maine. He directed Rita Moreno's one person show, My Life Without Makeup, at Berkeley Rep. Mr. Galligan helmed the off-Broadway and London productions of My Trip Down the Pink Carpet as well as Fruit Fly and Like a Dog on Linoleum, all written by and starring Leslie Jordan. Other credits include Songs, Tyne Daly's rave-reviewed nightclub debut at Feinstein's in New York City, as well as The 2nd Time Around. Past works also include Always...Patsy Cline with Sally Struthers, and Rod McKuen in Concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. He co-created and directed the musical revue Blame It On The Movies, which played off-Broadway and on stages around the world. Other Playhouse productions include Lettice and Lovage with Jane Carr and Mary Jo Catlett, Alone Together with Nancy Dussault, and The Lion in Winter with Carole Cook and Tom Troupe. He is the recipient of the Los Angeles Stage Alliance Ovation Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Galligan co-created S.T.A.G.E., the longest-running annual AIDS benefit in the world, which he produced and directed for 33 consecutive years.

Christopher Marlowe, born in a trunk in Washington, D.C., was the recipient of the 1996 Manhattan Association of Cabaret's Award for Music Director of the Year. Chris is principally associated with legendary saloon singer Nancy LaMott. Their eight recordings have been the recipients of both Backstage's BISTRO Award and the MAC Award for Recording of the Year. The most recent release, "Ask Me Again" spent three weeks at the top of the Billboard charts in March of 2008. At this time, he has music directed/ arranged and coproduced 50 CD's of 31 different vocalists. In 2008, Hal Leonard published Christopher's best-known arrangements. He conducted and arranged for Kathie Lee Gifford; worked on developing a pre-Broadway one woman show with Bernadette Peters, music directed David Zippel's All Girl Band at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater in New York, and music directed It's Better with a Band at The Prince Music Theater in Philadelphia. In 2013 Christopher music directed and played for Elaine Paige's first US concert tour, as well as doing the music direction for Marvin Hamlisch: They're Playing His Songs at the Cape Playhouse in Dennis, Massachusetts and the McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, CA. In April of 2017 he music directed Michael Childers' production of One Night Only: Hello Jerry, A Musical Tribute to Jerry Herman. Chris has performed on "Good Morning America," "The Today Show," "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee," "The View," "The Rosie O'Donnell Show," "Late Night with David Letterman," "American Idol," at Carnegie Hall and twice at the Clinton White House.

Multi-award winner and critically acclaimed Richard Skipper has an almost 40-year career which has taken him from South Carolina to New York to Hollywood and all points in between. He is an entertainer, raconteur, arts advocate and theater historian. Under the guise of Richard Skipper Celebrates! he has conducted over 700 interviews celebrating people in the arts. Recent interviews have included Lorna Dallas, Joyce Bullifant, Linda Purl, Don Most, Melissa Manchester, Lesley Ann Warren, Loretta Swit, Tippi Hedren, Rich Little, and David France, author of "How to Survive A Plague". He is currently artist in residence at The Laurie Beechman Theater in NYC presenting a monthly talk/variety show called Richard Skipper Celebrates produced by Russ Woolley.

Russ Woolley, President of Wright Bros. Real Estate, Inc., a Nyack based brokerage representing residential properties, has been a driving force within the Rockland County real estate industry for almost 40 years. Russ is a past President of the 10,000 member Hudson Gateway Multiple Listing Service, as well as being involved with a number of Civic and Charitable causes including The new Rockland Pride Center, Angel's Circle of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Chairman's Circle of The Roundabout Theatre Company, The Nyack Center and many other organizations. Russ manages the day-to-day operations of Wright Bros. but also actively lists and sells properties by personal referral only. In 2016 Russ and Richard Skipper joined forces to bring to New York the finest in classic entertainment.


Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, is a performance venue in the grand tradition of New York City nightlife. A few blocks from the heart of Times Square and just below

the legendary Studio 54, Feinstein's/54 Below is a classically designed state-of-the art nightclub in the theatre district that hosts audiences with warmth and style. Feinstein's/54 Below presents iconic and rising stars from the worlds of Broadway and popular music and has set a new standard for culinary excellence worthy of the world-class entertainment on the stage.

In their description of the venue, The New York Times writes, "Feinstein's/54 Below has the intimacy of a large living room with unimpeded views and impeccable sound; there is not a bad seat in the house. Its sultry after-hours ambience is enhanced by brocade-patterned wall panels planted with orange-shaded lanterns. And the atmosphere is warmer and sexier than in Manhattan's other major supper clubs."

Located at 254 West 54th Street, Feinstein's/54 Below features up to three shows nightly with cover charges ranging from $50-$105.

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