"Barbara Cook's Broadway" opening night cancelled at the Gielgud Theatre

"Barbara Cook's Broadway" opening night cancelled at the Gielgud Theatre

Barbara Cook's Broadway, which should have opened today (13 May 2004) had to be cancelled because the star has a throat infection. It is not known at this stage whether any other performances will be cancelled. Her health will be monitored each day with a decision made whether she’s able to perform.

(UPDATE Wed 19 May: The first performance of Barbara Cook's Broadway is now expected to start on Thursday 20 May)

Barbara Cook's Broadway, was due to open on 13 May 2004, following previews from 11 May, and run for only 18 performances to 29 May 2004.

Barbara Cook, along with musical director and arranger Wally Harper on piano and Jon Burr on bass, takes the audience on a musical tour of the Golden Years of Broadway.

For two decades, from 1951 to 1971, Barbara Cook, now in her mid-seventies, was a leading star of the Broadway musical theatre, creating roles in such classics as Candide, The Music Man and She Loves Me!. In Barbara Cook's Broadway, the Tony Award winner performs her favorite songs from, and reminisces about, this legendary period.

Her previous show, "Mostly Sondheim", performed in both New York and London in 2001, was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Special Theatrical Event.

Barbara Cook’s Broadway! transfersto London from the Lincoln Center Theater in New York, where it has run from March until April. After its London run, the show will then return to the Lincoln Center on 1 June for an additional 23 performances through Saturday, 26 June.

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