Broadway star Cook sets show

2013-03-14T00:00:00Z Broadway star Cook sets show Arizona Daily Star
March 14, 2013 12:00 am

Barbara Cook.

If you know anything about great Broadway musical stars, you know her name.

And she's headed our way.

Cook will perform at the Fox Tucson Sunday - a concert that had originally been scheduled last month, but was delayed due to illness.

This is a rare, delicious opportunity to see and hear a master.

The Los Angeles Times has called her a "national treasure.'

The New York Times says "Essential is precisely the word for Ms. Cook's contributions to the art of song in America and to the preservation of a true estimation of the legacy of the great Broadway composers and lyricists."

She was a Kennedy Center honoree in 2011.

She has won almost every theater award that can be won.

And - get this - she's 85 and still in glorious voice.

"To hear a singer in her 80s whose voice transcends age ... was inspiring," wrote the Times about Cook's Carnegie Hall concert celebrating her birthday last year.

"As Ms. Cook's voice has lowered and darkened, its innate expressiveness has intensified," the review went on to say.

The name of her performance is "Let's Fall in Love." It's the cabaret show she put together and first did at Feinstein's at Loew's Regency in New York. "Georgia on My Mind," "House of the Rising Sun"and "Bye Bye Blackbird" are among the classics that she has included in the show.

Tickets to the 7 p.m. Sunday concert are $40-$60. A bargain, if you ask us. The Fox is at 17 W. Congress St. Call 621-3341 for reservations.

Kathleen Allen

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