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Vivian Beaumont Theatre (New York, NY)
150 West 65th St. at Broadway

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In February 2001, Cook returned to Carnegie Hall to perform Barbara Cook Sings Mostly Sondheim which was recorded live and released on CD.[35] Critically acclaimed from the start, Cook then took the concert to the West End Lyric Theatre in 2001. She garnered two Olivier Award nominations for Best Entertainment and Best Actress in a Musical for the concert. She went on to perform Sings Mostly Sondheim at Lincoln Center for a sold-out fourteen week run from December 2001 to January 2002, and again in June 2002 to August 2002. She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Theatrical Event.


BWW TV Exclusive: Watch the Teaser for Our New Series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK with Ben Cameron!
by Ben Cameron - Sep 29, 2016

BroadwayWorld is proud to announce our latest exclusive series: DANCE CAPTAIN DANCE ATTACK!   (more...)

Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat Join The New Group's STEVE; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The New Group has announced complete casting for the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard.  Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays November 3 - December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

Molly Pope Features Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

Molly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance today, September 28 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Molly Pope to Feature Cut Song from Original A STAR IS BORN Film at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will now include a recently-rediscovered Harold Arlen and Ira Gershwin song, 'I'm Off the Down Beat,' written for the original film, but never used. (more...)

FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK Set for The Duplex, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Developed over the last year with Music Director and 2015-2016 Dramatists Guild Fellow Brandon James Gwinn, the show focuses on the detective work of one woman's determination to verify the believed genetic history of her family.  Featuring the music of Bonnie Raitt, Rhianna, AC/DC, Paloma Faith, beloved show tunes and standards. (more...)

Molly Pope to Co-Host MOSTLY SONDHEIM this November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Critically acclaimed cabarettist and theater performer Molly Pope will return to Mostly Sondheim as co-host for the month of November. Pope, whose cabaret An Audience with Molly Pope will be recorded live at Joe's Pub this January, joins resident host Colleen Harris and musical director Brian Nash. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE Begins Performances Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays tonight, November 3, through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for Wednesday, November 18. (more...)

The New Group's STEVE, Directed by Cynthia Nixon, Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The New Group presents the world premiere of STEVE, a new play by Mark Gerrard. Directed by Cynthia Nixon, this production features Ashlie Atkinson and Francisco Pryor Garat, and as announced, Mario Cantone, Jerry Dixon, Malcolm Gets and Matt McGrath. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays now through December 27 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Romulus Linney Courtyard Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street), with Official Opening Night set for tonight, November 18. (more...)

FROM THE MIXED UP FILES OF MY BACKGROUND CHECK Set for The Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Developed over the last year with Music Director and 2015-2016 Dramatists Guild Fellow Brandon James Gwinn, the show focuses on the detective work of one woman's determination to verify the believed genetic history of her family.  Featuring the music of Bonnie Raitt, Rhianna, AC/DC, Paloma Faith, beloved show tunes and standards. (more...)

Brian Nash Celebrates FOREVER/AFTER Album Release Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Musical director and performer Brian Nash (Silence! The Musical, the upcoming Beaches) celebrates the release of his debut solo album, 'Forever/After' with an album release concert tonight, May 8th at 9:30pm at 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)


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James Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

MOSTLY SONDHEIM Will Conclude Run at the Duplex Tomorrow Night!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Mostly Sondheim, The Duplex's long-running Friday night open mic honoring the music of the theater, concludes its record-breaking 12 year run this Friday, April 1st at 11:30pm.  (more...)

Broadway Legend Barbara Cook Will Return to the Stage This Spring in BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Producer Roy Furman, in association with Sandy Robertson and Luigi Caiola, just announced the return to the stage of one of the greatest voices and storytellers of our time. The legendary Tony and Grammy Award winner Barbara Cook will share the stories and songs that shaped her life and career in Barbara Cook: Then and Now, a candid and intimate evening conceived by 3-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, Rex Smith and More Celebrate Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary in New Haven
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, New Haven's historic Shubert Theatre celebrated with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21. This exclusive evening included an elegant sit-down dinner on the legendary Shubert Stage, dancing, theatrical entertainment and a tribute to honored guest stars. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Betty Buckley Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100th Anniversary Gala
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

Betty Buckley recently accepted the 2015 Maurice Bailey Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre, at the Shubert Theatre's 100th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Check out her acceptance speech below, where she shared some of her experiences in the world premiere of 1776! (more...)

Rehearsal Begins for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Rehearsal begins today for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, a candid and intimate evening conceived by three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine and directed by ten-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune. (more...)

Kimberly Marable and More Set for MOSTLY SONDHEIM, 3/13 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Mostly Sondheim, the long-running musical theater open mic at The Duplex Cabaret, welcomes Kimberly Marable (Lion King), Brandon James Gwinn, and Jim Territo on Friday, March 13. (more...)

Barbara Cook Comes to The Wallis for One Performance Only Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ('The Wallis') announces theater icon Barbara Cook for a single performance tonight, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. This event completes The Wallis' concert series of Broadway legends, which also features Patti LuPone (two sold-out performances on February 12 and 13) and Betty Buckley (January 24). (more...)

BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Memoir Hits the Shelves Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Barbara Cook's anticipated autobiography, BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, is out via HarperCollins Publishers today, June 28. (more...)

Betty Who Joins RESIST. INSIST. PERSIST. Benefit Concert at Rockwell Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Bradley Bredeweg, Ryan Bernard Tymensky & Kate Pazakis Present a resistance benefit concert and fundraiser called "Resist. Insist. Persist." at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday July 17th. This is a benefit for ONWARD TOGETHER in partnership with GLAAD. (more...)

BWW Review: Melissa Errico Sings Sondheim Like Never Before at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Amy Oestreicher - Jun 13, 2017

In Melissa Errico's latest show, MELISSA ERRICO SINGS SONDHEIM, at the famed Feinstein's/54 Below, she may have performed some of the composer's must oversung showstoppers, but it felt as though the audience was hearing them for the first time. (more...)

Barbara Cook Memoir to Hit Shelves at Last in 2016?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Back in 2011, it was announenced that Broadway living legend Barbara Cook would collaborate with New York Times theatre critic Charles Isherwood on a memoir. The book never made it to the shelves for its previously announced fall 2012 release, but now it seems that fans might still have reason to rejoice. According to Amazon, the still untitled memoir will be released by HarperCollins on May 16, 2016. (more...)

Michelle Dowdy Set for MOSTLY SONDHEIM This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Michelle Dowdy (Hairspray, A Brass Act) will come aboard Mostly Sondheim as resident co-host for the month of July. Dowdy, whose recent solo show has dazzled audiences at 54 Below and The Metropolitan Room, joins host Colleen Harris and Musical Director Drew Wutke.  (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MOSTLY SONDHEIM Celebrates 10th Anniversary at The Duplex
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2015

One of NYC's most colorful and unpredictable open-mic nights -- Mostly Sondheim -- celebrated its 10th anniversary at The Duplex on Christopher Street, January 23rd, 2015. Click below for highlights from the show! (more...)

MOSTLY SONDHEIM Celebrates 10th Anniversary This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Mostly Sondheim, the long-running musical theater open mic at The Duplex Cabaret, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Friday January 23rd at 11:30pm. Hosts Ben Cameron (Wicked, Aida) and Colleen Harris (Songs at the New World), along with musical director Brian Nash (Silence! the Musical), will welcome past hosts, talented regulars, and open mic volunteers to the stage to commemorate ten years of music and comedy. (more...)

Molly Pope to Bring A STAR IS BORN Back to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

A STAR IS BORN - presented live by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance today, January 18 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Barbara Cook Comes to The Wallis for One Performance Only, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts ("The Wallis") announces theater icon Barbara Cook for a single performance on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. This event completes The Wallis' concert series of Broadway legends, which also features Patti LuPone (two sold-out performances on February 12 and 13) and Betty Buckley (January 24). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2017
by - Jan 14, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 14, 2016
by - Jan 14, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 14 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Betty Buckley, Barbara Cook, and Rex Smith to be Honored at Shubert New Haven's 100 Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

In recognition of its 100th Anniversary, the Shubert will celebrate with a Gala Benefit on Saturday, March 21 beginning at 6:00pm. This exclusive evening will include an elegant sit-down dinner on the legendary Shubert Stage, dancing, theatrical entertainment and a tribute to honored guest starts. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2015
by - Dec 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

BWW NY Cabaret Awards Update: Tickets Now On Sale for 2014 Awards Show at Joe's Pub, 2/23; Latest Vote Leaders With 8 Days Left
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 23, 2014

With the end of the voting period for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards just eight days away (voting will close at Noon on December 31, 2014), BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual BWW NY Cabaret Awards Show will take place for the second successive year at Joe's Pub (The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC) at 6:30 pm. Once again, this Award presenting extravaganza will feature performances by the Award winners (whose schedules make them available), and BWW's New York Cabaret Editor Stephen Hanks will once again host the festivities. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - Chrysten Peddie, Jim Caruso Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

MOSTLY SONDHEIM to Celebrate INTO THE WOODS With Ticket Giveaways, Singalongs Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Mostly Sondheim, the long-running musical theater open mic at The Duplex Cabaret, will celebrate the 'Into the Woods' film release with a special show tomorrow, Friday, December 12, 2014. (more...)

Legendary Barbara Cook Has Passed Away at 89
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Barbara Cook has passed away at 89. This is an enormous loss for Broadway, the golden age of television and the music world. According to her son, Adam LeGrant, the cause was respiratory failure. (more...)

Broadway Will Dim Lights Tomorrow in Memory of Barbara Cook
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in her memory on Wednesday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

William Blake Set for MOSTLY SONDHEIM This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Cabaret star William Blake (Echoes of Etta, Macy's parade) will come aboard Mostly Sondheim as resident co-host for the month of August. Blake, whose Etta James tribute show was recorded last week at Joe's Pub, joins host Colleen Harris and Musical Director Drew Wutke. (more...)

Molly Pope to Encore A STAR IS BORN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

The music of the iconic 1954 Warner Bros. film A STAR IS BORN - brought vividly to life by award-winning cabarettist Molly Pope - will return to Feinstein's/54 Below for a one-night-only encore performance on Wednesday, September 28 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Dims The Lights In Memory of the Late Barbara Cook
by Walter McBride - Aug 10, 2017

The Broadway community mourns the loss of legendary actress and recording artist Barbara Cook, who passed away on Tuesday, August 8th at age 89. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York were dimmed in her memory on yesterday, August 9th at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Roslyn Kind, JOHN & JEN Album Release, James Monroe Iglehart and More Set for May/June Lineup at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

This May and June, 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. (more...)

Brian Nash to Celebrate Album Release at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Musical director and performer Brian Nash (Silence! The Musical, the upcoming Beaches) will celebrate the release of his debut solo album, "Forever/After" with an album release concert May 8th at 9:30pm at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

MOSTLY SONDHEIM Celebrates Barbra Streisand at The Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Mostly Sondheim, the long-running musical theater open mic at The Duplex Cabaret, will celebrate the birthday of legendary singer/actor/director/icon Barbra Streisand tonight, April 24 at 11:30pm with a special 'Mostly Streisand' edition. (more...)

MOSTLY SONDHEIM to Celebrate Barbra Streisand at The Duplex, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Mostly Sondheim, the long-running musical theater open mic at The Duplex Cabaret, will celebrate the birthday of legendary singer/actor/director/icon Barbra Streisand on today April 24 at 11:30pm with a special 'Mostly Streisand' edition. (more...)

Cover Revealed for BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

As previously announced, Barbara Cook's anticipated autobiography, BARBARA COOK: THEN AND NOW, will be released by HarperCollins Publishers on June 28, and you can check out the cover art on Amazon (and left) now! (more...)

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