Shana Farr

It’s Not Where You Start: The Songbook of Barbara Cook

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Last Show: Sunday 25 th February 2018

The Pheasantry (Chelsea)

Award-winning stage, concert, and cabaret performer Shana Farr of New York returns to London with a new show, 'It’s Not Where You Start: The Songbook of Barbara Cook'. Shana has dazzled audiences in London and in New York, at Feinstein’s/54 Below, The Town Hall, New York City Center and Lincoln Center’s Rose Theater. 

“A glorious evening...An astonishing accomplishment.” -Theater Pizzazz

“Farr is a tour de force of singing ability and interpretation.” –Cabaret Scenes, London

Shana’s new show celebrates the legendary Broadway concert and cabaret star Barbara Cook. It is a feast of vocal amazement and stellar interpretation, paying tribute to Cook with songs by Bernstein, Hammerstein II, Sondheim and more. The show exudes warmth and buoyancy, featuring Cook’s signature songs including '’Til There Was You', 'Ice Cream' and 'This Is All Very New to Me', as well as Bernstein’s 'Glitter and Be Gay' and selections from some of Sondheim’s greatest musicals, including 'Follies', 'Merrily We Roll Along' and 'Anyone Can Whistle'.
Come see Shana Farr in an engaging and varied evening of virtuosic performance, resonating with optimism, sophisticated silliness and worldly wisdom.

Music Director, Jon Weber has worked on several projects with Shana including her album 'Out Of The Shadows' which picked up a nod from the Wall Street Journal: “Ms. Farr is probably the most convincing younger American to sing Noël Coward,” as well as her helping her to create 'In The Still Of The Night', her Coward/Porter show. Jon Weber is an internationally known jazz pianist who has topped many international charts.

Director, Duncan Knowles is a producer and director of drama and musical theatre. He has directed many shows for the legendary New York cabaret performer Steve Ross, notably Ross’s award-winning Stephen Sondheim show 'Good Thing Going' and 'I Remember Him Well: The Songs of Alan J. Lerner'. He subsequently produced both shows for Ross as albums. He is also an actor, coach and teacher of the F. M. Alexander Technique, and currently divides his time between London, Madrid and New York.