Shana Farr pays tribute to the legendary performer Barbara Cook, the late legendary Broadway, concert and cabaret star (pictured below), in a new show– It’s Not Where You Start: The Songbook of Barbara Cook. The show salutes the star and her love of music and lyrics with material by Leonard Bernstein, Oscar Hammerstein II, Stephen Sondheim and more, with signature songs, such as “Till There Was You,” “Ice Cream,” “This Is All Very New to Me,” “Glitter and Be Gay.” Music director is Jon Weber, with direction by Duncan Knowles.
Barbara Cook created some of Broadways great soprano roles, from Cunegonde (Candide) to Hilda Miller (Plain and Fancy), Marian Paroo (The Music Man), Amalia Balash (She Loves Me). She also starred in Lincoln Center revivals of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Carousel and The King and I and Hammerstein/Kern’s Show Boat. She later traveled the world performing solo shows in grand concert halls, on Broadway and in cabarets and supper clubs. In addition to live performances, her voice was recorded on solo and cast albums, bringing to life “songs made to sing for operatic sopranos” like Farr.
It’s Not Where You Start: The Songbook of Barbara Cook, Saturday, February 3, 2018 at 9:30 PM will be presented at Feinstein’s/54 Below, 254 West 54th St., 646-476-3551, www.54below.com. Click here for tickets.