June 19 - 20, 2018
Legendary Broadway and screen actress Carole Cook makes her New York cabaret debut at the age of 94. After receiving rave reviews in Los Angeles and San Francisco, this fabulous evening of memories and song comes to Feinstein’s/54 Below. Carole sings numbers from Sondheim to Coleman – from Billy Barnes to Jerry Herman. She recalls a scrapbook of memories, from being Lucille Ball’s protege to working with Ethel Merman.
Carole’s stage and screen career anecdotes are hysterical and historical. She was the second Dolly Levi ever in Hello, Dolly! (leading the Australian company), after Carol Channing. As one critic rhapsodized, “Exciting! A glowing star! The biggest and best excuse for unrestrained delight since you dreamed you won the million dollar lottery.” She is the only actress to have played both Auntie Mame and Mame. She was in the original casts of Threepenny Opera, 42nd Street (originating the role of Maggie Jones), A Romantic Comedy, and Radio Gals. Her movies include The Incredible Mr. Limpet, Sixteen Candles, and more. So much more.
Join us for a cabaret you will not forget! Richard Skipper and Russ Woolley proudly present Carole Cook, directed by David Galligan, with musical Direction by Chris Marlowe. Photo by Chris Kane.