Sunday, June 28, 2015

A Few "Ladies" From Today's Show...

 Christine Ebersole, as Little Edie
in Grey Gardens..."Around The World."
Christine won both a Tony and a Drama Desk Award
for her spot-on portrayal of Edie Bouvier Beale.
(Does anyone remember Christine on Ryan's Hope?
Or that walk on in Tootsie?)

 Gwen Lola in Damn Yankees.
Yeah, we know.  "Whatever" you want, Lola!
Both Mitzi Gaynor and Zizi Jeanmarie had turned down the role,
and it came down to Gwen, 
who had sung and danced only a secondary role
in Can-Can prior to this 
(tho she HAD done a lot of assistant choreography work).
Bob Fosse met, Bob Fosse agreed!

Jefferson Mays, front and center,
as Lady Hyacinth in A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder.
Her big "Abroad" number!
Jefferson plays 8 roles in this musical, 
tho he in no stranger to this sort of thing...
in 2004 he was awarded a Tony, a Drama Desk Award AND an Obie
for his one-person show, I Am My Own Wife,
in which he played 40 roles.

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