Performer Barbara Cook tore through the Broadway scene after her debut in 1951. Now in her seventies, the soprano's voice is still so pure it's practically a scientific anomaly. Cook recently performed at Thalian Hall, and before that, talked with WHQR's Bob Workmon from her apartment in New York City.
New York City, NY – A long-timelegend Broadway, Barbara Cook, made her Wilmington debut at Thalian Hall recently. She first took to the stage on the Great White Way in 1951, and sang starring roles in Leonard Bernstein's Candide, The Music Man, and She Loves Me. ... Barbara Cook dropped out of sight for several decades, but in recent years has returned to stardom, traveling and performing songs from the best of Broadway. Her voice has come to define some of the finest songs of Steven Sondheim and Rodgers and Hammerstein, and the pinnacle of Broadway musicals.