Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Sammy Davis Jr., Golden Boy of 1964

 Sammy, opening night of Golden Boy with 
Lyricist Lee Adams (on the left) and Composer Charles Strouse.
According to Strouse, Sammy was hell on wheels to work with.

 Backstage with Sammy

On stage with Paula Wayne.
Audiences had trouble with the show's urban-sounding score
and the interracial relationship.
Despite the grumblings, Golden Boy ran for 
over 500 performances, and garnered 5 Tony nominations.

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