Barbara Cook Ends Kupferberg Season

BY JOE MARVILLI
Staff Writer

The 2013-2014 season of Kupferberg Presents will wrap up this weekend with a Broadway legend.

Barbara Cook will present an evening of tunes and tales at Colden Auditorium on May 10 at 8 p.m. Her concert is the last one for this season of Kupferberg Presents, which is ending along with Queens College’s school year.

Cook, a Grammy- and Tony-award winner, became famous through her roles in “She Loves Me,” “Candide” and “The Music Man.” On Saturday night, she will perform some of those Broadway hits, along with a repertoire of jazz, swing and songs from the Great American Songbook.

Kupferberg chose the 2011 Kennedy Center Honoree to close out the season because she perfectly fits the program’s mission, according to Jeffrey Rosenstock, the executive director of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts.

“She embodies the mission of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts to bring world-class art and entertainment to the heart of Queens. Barbara Cook is one of the theatre world’s defining artists,” Rosenstock said. “You would expect to see an artist like her at the Met or Carnegie Hall.”

The concert will run for about 90 minutes. Tickets are $45, $55 or $69 and are available at http://kupferbergpresents.org or by calling (718) 793-8080.

Reach Joe Marvilli at (718) 357-7400, Ext. 125, jmarvilli@queenstribune.com, or @Joey788.