Barbara Cook
(&Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Barbara Cook
(&Joseph Marzullo/Retna)
Tony Award winner Barbara Cook will headline Barbara Cook and Friends, which will be held at the London Coliseum on Sunday, December 2 as a benefit event for World AIDS Day.

The concert will be directed and choreographed by Bill Deamer, with musical direction by Gareth Valentine. Her guests are scheduled to include Elaine Paige, Philip Quast, Ruthie Henshall, Maureen Lipman, Nicholas Parsons, Sian Phillips, Anne Reid, Sally Ann Triplett, and members of the London Gay Men's Chorus.

Cook, who will be celebrating her 80th birthday this year, made her Broadway debut in Flahooley and went on to star in such shows as Plain and Fancy, Candide, The Music Man, The Gay Life, She Loves Me, and The Grass Harp. She has performed frequently in the world's major concert halls and cabaret venues, including the Metropolitan Opera House. She will give another 80th birthday concert in November at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

For more information, visit www.whatsonstage.com.