Producer: Bill Kenwright
Starring: Barbara Cook , accompanied by Wally Harper
Synopsis: Based on the concept of Sondheim's 70th birthday celebration concert in 2000, which featured not only songs by Sondheim, but also songs that 'he wishes he had written'. Other Info: Barbara Cook (74), gifted with a clear, beautifully toned lyric soprano voice and ingénue good looks, was a megastar of the Broadway musical stage for a decade in the 1950's and 1960's.
A round up of the press notices......
This show has received great reviews from the popular press...... CLIVE DAVIS for THE TIMES says, “Her artistry makes London’s big musicals look like so much tissue paper.” He goes on to say, “Each time she comes back she gets better.” PATRICK O'CONNOR for THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, “Singer with a soft touch takes the breath away.” MICHAEL WRIGHT for THE SUNDAY TIMES says, “Cabaret singing doesn’t get much better, or more beautiful, than this.” FIONA MOUNTFORD for TIME OUT says,”Cook’s lovely voice shows virtually no signs of age.” She goes on to say, “A true diva performs.” PETER HEPPLE for THE STAGE says, "Cook provides a real feast." SHERIDAN MORLEY for TELETEXT says, " She is quite simply the best reason to be in London this summer..... If you miss her, you will never truly understand what matters about the Broadway musical and its creators."
Links to full reviews from newspapers...