WorldCat Identities

Cook, Barbara

Works: 150 works in 471 publications in 2 languages and 14,300 library holdings
Genres: Musicals  Drama  Children's films  Fiction  Juvenile works  Animated films  Original cast recordings  Film adaptations  Live sound recordings  Excerpts 
Roles: Performer, Singer, Author, Actor, Arranger, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PQ2082.C3, 782.14
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Most widely held works by Barbara Cook
Show boat by Jerome Kern( Recording )

31 editions published between 1962 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1966,the Music Theater of Lincoln Center produced a revival of Show Boat that opened July 19 and ran 64 performances before undertaking a national tour. This album includes tracks of their best performances
Hans Christian Andersen's Thumbelina by H. C Andersen( Visual )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thumbelina's adventures begin when she is kidnapped by Mother Toad to be a bride for her son Herman. Escaping on a lily pad, she is befriended by Mr. Fieldmouse and Mortimer Mole, aided by a friendly swallow and ultimately reunited with her mother
Follies in concert by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

11 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This documentary follows the preparations for a concert performance of composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim's 1971 musical "Follies". Ranging from the rehearsal rooms to backstage at the two sold-out performances, it concludes with musical excerpts from the concert. The concerts were produced by Thomas Z. Shepard & directed by Herbert Ross, at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City
Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel : 1994 Broadway cast recording by Richard Rodgers( Recording )

14 editions published between 1977 and 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Richard Rodgers was the president and producing director of the Music Theater of Lincoln Center, a repertory organization that put on limited-run, summer revivals of Broadway musicals at the newly opened Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in the 1960s. One of the shows for 1965 was Rodgers' own Carousel, marking its 20th anniversary. John Raitt, the original male lead, returned to the role he had originated. The show opened on August 10 and was well-received. RCA Victor, which contracted to record many of the Lincoln Center shows, also did this one. The result was an excellent album. This 1965 Carousel album ran over 50 minutes (very long for an LP and not bad even for the 1987 CD reissue), notably including a version of the opening scene between Billy Bigelow (Raitt) and Julie Jordan (Eileen Christy) that ran over nine and a half minutes. This was the most complete version of the score yet released. The 48-year-old Raitt, with many performances of the show under his belt, was more mannered than the 28-year-old Raitt had been, but he still owned the role, and the rest of the cast was good
The King and I by Richard Rodgers( )

15 editions published between 1960 and 1993 in 4 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The King and I is the 1992 studio cast recording of the 1956 The King and I film. Ben Kingsley and Julie Andrews star in the mult-award winning musical, The King and I, recorded sumptuously by the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra under John Mauceri. The recording also stars Peabo Bryson and Marilyn Horne
Candide : a comic operetta on Voltaire's satire by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

22 editions published between 1956 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains the original cast recording of seventeen songs from the 1956 Broadway musical "Candide."
The Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook by Richard Rodgers( )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Cook at Carnegie Hall by Barbara Cook( )

5 editions published between 1975 and 1996 in English and German and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Bernstein songbook by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

9 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in Undetermined and English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songs from Mass and the musicals On the town; Peter Pan; Trouble in Tahiti; Wonderful town; Candide; West Side Story; 1600 Hundred Pennsylvania Avenue
The best of Broadway by Gordon MacRae( Recording )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She loves me : original Broadway cast by Jerry Bock( Recording )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charming musical from the Broadway debut in 1963 with the high-powered pairing of director Harold Prince and songwriting team of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick creating a 74 minute CD of fun filled music
Sondheim on Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim( Recording )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate portrait of the famed songwriter in his own words, and music. An all-star cast headed by Barbara Cook, Vanessa Williams and Tom Wopat takes on new arrangements of over two dozen Sondheim tunes, ranging from the beloved to the obscure, interspersed with audio commentary by the composer himself, who reveals fascinating details about his life and his art
Candide by Voltaire( )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this witty political satire, a gentleman plagued by misfortune clings to the belief that all is for the best. Voltaire mocks the eternal optimist philosophy of his day that proclaimed human and natural disasters part of a larger cosmic plan
Lola : a musical by Claibe Richardson( )

2 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Send in the clowns : the ballads of Stephen Sondheim by Stephen Sondheim( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follies in concert ; Stavisky : music from the original soundtrack by Stephen Sondheim( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Cook( )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected songs from the Broadway shows Candide, The King and I, Follies, Show Boat, The Music Man, The Gay Life, and She Loves Me
Candide : original Broadway cast by Leonard Bernstein( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Barbara Cook by Barbara Cook( Recording )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The warm voice of Barbara Cook shines in a collection that features some of her finest performances including highlights from The King and I; Follies; and The Music Man
Then and now : a memoir by Barbara Cook( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A legend of the American theater, Barbara Cook burst onto the scene in the 1950s to become Broadway's leading ingénue in roles such as Cunegonde in Candide, Amalia Balash in She Loves Me, and her career-defining, Tony Award-winning role as the original Marian the librarian in The Music Man. But in the late 1960s, Barbara's extraordinary talent onstage was threatened by debilitating depression and alcoholism, forcing her to step away from the limelight. Emerging from the shadows in the early 1970s, Barbara reinvented herself as the country's leading concert and cabaret artist, performing the songs of Stephen Sondheim and other masters, while establishing a reputation as one of the greatest interpreters of the American songbook. Taking us deep into her life and career, from her childhood in the Jim Crow South to the Great White Way, this memoir candidly and poignantly describes both her personal difficulties and her legendary triumphs, detailing the extraordinary working relationships she shared with many of the key composers, musicians, actors, and performers of the late twentieth century, among them Sondheim, Leonard Bernstein, Elaine Stritch, and Robert Preston. Hailed by some as the greatest singer in the world, but preferring to think of herself as "a work in progress," Barbara Cook here delivers a powerful, personal tale of pain and triumph as straightforward, unflinchingly honest, and openhearted as her singing.--Adapted from dust jacket
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Barbara Cook American actress and singer

Barbara Cook Amerikaans actrice

Barbara Cook amerikai énekesnő, színésznő

Barbara Cook amerikansk skådespelare

Barbara Cook amerikansk skodespelar

Barbara Cook amerikansk skuespiller

Barbara Cook cantante y actriz estadounidense

Barbara Cook comédienne et chanteuse, comédie musicale

Barbara Cook pemeran perempuan asal Amerika Serikat

Barbara Cook soprano e attrice statunitense

Barbara Cook US-amerikanische Bühnenschauspielerin

Barbara Cook US-amerikanische Schauspielerin und Sängerin

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English (142)

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