Cindy Firing pays tribute to Barbara Cook in YOU & I
Hot on the heels of two sold-out performances in Chicago, Cindy Firing is thrilled to bring her Barbara Cook tribute show home to her former stomping grounds – New York! ‘You & I’ tells the story of Barbara Cook – the woman behind the legend – with songs she sang throughout
his 70-year career.
Whether she’s falling in love with “The Music Man” on Broadway, performing with a band at Carnegie Hall, or delighting audiences around the world with The Great American Songbook, Barbara has been praised for her masterful storytelling. Accomplished storyteller Cindy Firing brings her “awe-inspiring voice, energy and megawatt heart” as she reveals the loves, losses and life lessons that fueled Barbara’s artistry and made her a star .
The show is music directed by John Cook and conducted by Marshall Mays. The show will be performed at the Laurie Beechman Theater at the West Bank Café, 407 W 42nd Street on Friday 1/4 at 7 p.m. and Saturday 2/4 at 9:30 p.m. $25 tickets are available. There is a $25 minimum for food and beverages on site. Mask and Covid vaccination card required.
Cabaret singer, Cindy Firing, is thrilled to launch two new projects with her powerhouse
artistic team – musical director, John Cook, and director, Marshall Mays. The first is her solo show titled “You & I, Cindy Firing pays tribute to Barbara Cook” which will be presented this spring in Chicago and New York. Later this summer, she’ll team up with her duet partner, Josephine Sanges, to perform their new show “Carry On.” Together, they explore the myriad ways to go, whether it’s traveling light, having fun or being wary.
Cindy’s first solo cabaret venture, Brass Ring, had success in Chicago at Davenport’s and in Philadelphia at Dino’s Backstage. She has also appeared at Victory Garden’s Theatre, Park West, Drew’s on Halsted, Theater 773, as well as Jazz at the Bistro and KDHX Stage in St. Louis. Founder of “Hush,” Cindy has created a cabaret series dedicated to creating intimate evenings featuring everything from abridged operas to reviews of The Great American Songbook. The critics agree that there is nothing to be silent about!
Cindy is also the concert program director for the Orvieto Musica Presents concert series which offers free concerts in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. A graduate of the Pennsylvania State University’s theater department, she honed her stage skills in Off-Off Broadway and operas before succumbing to the seduction of cabaret. She is a proud member of the Actors’ Equity Association, the Chicago Cabaret Professionals and the Manhattan Association of Cabarets.