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KT Sullivan
"I Can Cook: When Barbara Met Wally"


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KT Sullivan "I Can Cook: When Barbara Met Wally"

Feb 27, 2019


KT Sullivan
“I Can Cook: When Barbara Met Wally”
Birdland
315 W 44th Street, (212) 581-3080
Wednesday February 27 through Saturday March 2

The idea of KT Sullivan, the majordomo of the Mabel Mercer Foundation, addressing the songbook of the legendary Barbara Cook promises to be a conceptual meeting of two of the most imposing Broadway voices of our time (or, as I once said, “killer sopranos”). The late Miss Cook completely covered the map of modern musical theater, from her ingenue days as a Rodgers & Hammerstein protegee, to her later years as a concert headliner specializing in Sondheim - and virtually every other show tune that was worth singing. (And in her memorable final phase she even crossed over the boundaries into the realm of jazz and blues.) With her rich voice and even richer reserve of both emotion and humor, Ms. Sullivan is one of the few ladies singing today who can hope to do her canon justice.

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Author: Will Friedwald
Photography by: STEPHEN SOROKOFF

Author: Will Friedwald

Will Friedwald writes about music and popular culture for THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, VANITY FAIR and PLAYBOY magazine and reviews current shows for THE CITIVIEW NEW YORK. He also is the author of nine books, including the award-winning A BIOGRAPHICAL GUIDE TO THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP SINGERS, SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU, STARDUST MELODIES, TONY BENNETT: THE GOOD LIFE, LOONEY TUNES & MERRIE MELODIES, and JAZZ SINGING. He has written over 600 liner notes for compact discs, received ten Grammy nominations, and appears frequently on television and other documentaries. He is also a consultant and curator for Apple Music.

New Books:

THE GREAT JAZZ AND POP VOCAL ALBUMS (Pantheon Books / Random House, November 2017)

SINATRA: THE SONG IS YOU - NEW REVISED EDITION (Chicago Review Press, May 2018)