Monday, November 30, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, Dec. 6th, 2015: Back to Dream Land

This coming week's show is a repeat from May 2015!  I am cavorting in a parade (yes, my alter-ego tends to wear boas and make a fool of herself at random local events), so I won't be able to do a live "spin" of Broadway discs. But I will be with you in spirit with this re-run of the Dreamy Show: A mix of Broadway, movie musicals, and standards that focus on Dream Land. I will be back live on Dec. 13th!

Sweet dreams....

All I Do Is Dream Of You (Debbie Reynolds, Ensemble, Singin' In The Rain)
Baby, Dream Your Dream (Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver, Sweet Charity)
The Sailor Of My Dreams (Bernadette Peters, Dames At Sea)
Out Of My Dreams (Joan Roberts, Ensemble, Oklahoma)
All I Needed Was The Dream (Isabel Keating, The Boy From Oz)
I Dreamt I Dwelt In Marble Halls (Rosina Lawrence, The Bohemian Girl)
I Could Use A Dream (Tony Martin, Alice Faye, Sally, Irene And Mary)
I'll Never Have To Dream Again (Connie Boswell, Pennies From Heaven)
I Guess I'll Have To Dream The Rest (The Glenn Miller Orchestra and Ray
I'll See You In My Dreams (Django Reinhardt)
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Ilene Woods, Cinderella)
Have A Dream (Fritz Weaver, All American)
First You Dream (Daniel McDonald, Karen Ziemba, Steel Pier)
I've Got A Dream (Brad Garrett, Jeffrey Tambor, Mandy Moore, Tangled)
The Dream (Zero Mostel, Maria Karnilova, Fiddler On The Roof)
All I Do Is Dream Of You (Gene Kelly, Singin' In The Rain)
Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Doris Day, Day And Night)
As Long As I'm Dreaming (Tex Beneke, Garry Steven, The Glenn Miller
Street Of Dreams (Peggy Lee, Dream Street)
Dream Lover (Bobby Darin)
Dream Girls (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Loretta Devine, Jennifer Holliday, Dream
When I First Saw You (Ben Harney, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Dream Girls)
Steppin' To The Bad Side (Ben Harney, Cleavant Derrick, Dream Girls)
And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going (Jennifer Holliday, Dream Girls)
If You Are But A Dream (Frank Sinatra)
Smoke Dreams (Jo Stafford and The Starlighters)
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Tony Bennett)
Dream (Dean Martin)
You Stepped Out Of A Dream (Liza Minnelli, Gently)
Do You Ever Dream Of Vienna? (Elizabeth Parrish, Mario Siletti, Little
        Mary Sunshine)
I Dreamed A Dream (Randy Graff, Les Miserables)
The Impossible Dream (Richard Kiley, Man Of La Mancha)
I Have Dreamed (Julie Andrews)
Once Upon A Dream (Mary Costa, Bill Shirley, Sleeping Beauty)

Friday, November 27, 2015

Sunday English-y Types

 "Thank You Very Much!"
From Scrooge, a movie musical from 1970
which starred Albert Finney and Anton Rodgers (above).
Music and Lyrics by Leslie Bricusse,
who wrote lyrics to Anthony Newley's tunes in
Stop The World I Want To Get Off and 
The Roar Of The Greasepaint, The Smell Of The Crowd.
 Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jonathan Groff
from Hamilton.
We'll hear Jonathan's King George, and "What's Next?"

 Martin Savage as George Grosz as The Executioner...
From the movie Topsy Turvey, the story of Gilbert and Sullivan's
first production of The Mikado.

By Jeeves,
with John Scherer as Bertie Wooster and
Edward Keith Baker as Jeeves.
"Wooster Will Entertain You,"
written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Alan Ayckbourn.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

And in that parade today...

Happy Thanksgiving from 
the cast of "Something Rotten!"
and 2 On The Aisle!

Chu Chin Chow: Before Annie. Before Rent. Before Cats even.

Inspired by Edward Knobloch's play, "Kismet" 
(NOT the musical version) of 1911, 
Oscar Ashe wrote, directed, produced, and starred in
Chu Chin Chow, a lavish re-telling of Ali Baba and the 40 Thieves.
That's him above as Abu Hassan...
later played by Tyrone Power, Sr.
(yep, the Power before the Power!).

A mix of pantomime and musical comedy, Chu Chin Chow
opened in 1917 and became a hot ticket...
it boasted incredible sets and lighting,
provocative costumes, a camel, a donkey, and snakes.
 Instantly popular
with English soldiers on leave from the Western Front...
well, get a load of the costumes! 

Re-done as a silent movie with Betty Blythe 
(above and below)...
and a musical version in 1934 with Anna Mae Wong.
And stage-wise, it was revived again and again
with additional songs (and probably fewer animals).

Above, an original playbill from the 3rd season
(it played from 1917 to 1921...a record breaker at the time).
The show was name-dropped in Auntie Mame,
Upstairs Downstairs,
and most recently, Season 3 of Downton Abbey.
Mrs. Hughes: ""Then your dinners would be grand enough for
 Chu Chin Chow."

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015: Pass the Marmite.

Wooster and Jeeves, Scooge, Oliver, King George and Davy Jones....where did all this Topsy Turvy English stuff come from?  I didn't MEAN to put all this British "tea tray" falderol in one show. Chu Chin Chow, that long running grandfather of all musicals, yes, he came in to play, and by the time I got him in his crate, he'd let in all of Downton Abbey!

So I had to balance all those accents with American history (Hamilton) and overthetopness (Something Rotten!) and the idea of work, dammit, for 40 hours a week, pull yourself up by your own garters/boot straps and produce (Working). A little Shirley Temple, as American as raspberry pie.  And Gwen and Mary and even Snow White to settle our feet on the old sod.

True, I always was an Anglophile, hence my love of all things sconed and marmited, but balance is key.  Enjoy your Thanksgiving feast, with all that Food, Glorious Food. Just hold the ketchup.

Welcome To The Renaissance (Ensemble, Something Rotten!)
Food, Glorious Food (Ensemble, Oliver)
Who Will Buy? (Ensemble, Oliver)
You've Got To Pick A Pocket Or Two (Clive Revill, Davy Jones, Oliver)
What'd I Miss? (Leslie Odom, Jr., Daveed Diggs, Hamilton)
What Comes Next? (Jonathan Groff, Hamilton)
Helpless (Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Lin-Manuel Miranda,
Here Be Oysters (Inia Te Wiata, Chu Chin Chow)
The Olive Tree (Alfred Drake, Kismet)
The Cobbler's Song (Inia Te Wiata, Chu Chin Chow)
Behold The Lord High Executioner (Martin Savage, Topsy Turvy)
You Should See Yourself (Gwen Verdon, Sweet Charity)
Why Shouldn't I? (Mary Martin, Mexican Hayride)
We Should Be Together (Shirley Temple, George Murphy, Little Miss
What They Never Tell You (Tyne Daly, It Shoulda Been You)
All The Live Long Day (Ensemble, Working)
Workout (Instrumental, Golden Boy)
Millwork (Bobo Lewis, Working)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Fred Astaire, Damsel In Distress)
It Needs Work (Kay McClelland, City Of Angels)
Whistle While You Work (Adriana Caselotti, Ensemble, Snow White & The
              Seven Dwarfs)
Wooster Will Entertain You (John Scherer, Martin Jarvis, By Jeeves)
Inside Out (A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder)
That Was Nearly Us (Donna Lynn Champlin, John Scherer, By Jeeves)
Once You Lose Your Heart (Maryann Plunkett, Me & My Girl)
I Could Be Happy With You (Simon Green, Jane Wellman, The Boy Friend)
God I Hate Shakespeare (Bryan D'Arcy James, Something Rotten!)
Hard To Be The Bard (Christian Borle, Something Rotten!)
Brush Up Your Shakespeare (James Whitmore, Keenan Wynn, Kiss Me, Kate)
Thank You Very Much (Albert Finney, Anton Rodgers, Scrooge)
Thanks For The Memory (Bob Hope, Shirley Ross, The Big Broadcast of 1938)

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Whatta we do? We travel!

 No Strings, a successful if unknown musical for which
Richard Rodgers did the music AND lyrics.
A young Diahann Carroll and Richard Kiley starred
(socially progressive casting for 1962)!
An expat American writer, and a Parisian model (via New York)
have a no strings traveling romance! 

 The original leads in
Cole Porter's Kiss Me, Kate, his most successful show.
Patricia Morison, Alfred Drake, Lisa Kirk and Harold Lang
seem to be opening in Venice...and then it's on to Cremona.

Do I Hear A Waltz? 
was based on The Time Of The Cuckoo AND Summertime
(the latter the movie with Katherine Hepburn).
Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim
didn't exactly get along as a musical team...
Sergio Franchi (the male lead) could sing, not act,
Elizabeth Allen was deemed "cold" and too young for the female lead,
and Rodgers was hiding vodka bottles in the toilet tank.
It's a miracle it opened at all!  :)

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Stamp Your Passport With These Destinations....

 Finland: The Fisch Schlapping Dance
from Spamalot.
 Paris: It Loves Lovers!
From Silk Stockings with Fred and Cyd.

 Kansas City: Everything's up to date there.
Gene Nelson, center, from the movie of Oklahoma!

 Cuba: Desi Arnaz (and his orchestra)
doin' Cuban Pete.

Let's Just Sail Away...

 According to Elaine Stritch's memoirs,
Noel Coward came backstage to see her after a performance
of Goldilocks (a simply horrid musical, and they both knew it.)
Right there, 'midst the cold cream and the cigarillos,
he offered her the part of Mimi Paragon, cruise ship maven
(albeit 2nd Banana),
in his new show, Sail Away.

 Halfway thru previews, Joe Layton (the choreographer)
asked "What If?": 
What if the lead part (presently occupied by an opera star,
selected for her voice, not her acting prowess) was combined
with Elaine's?  Let the 2nd banana be the whole bunch.
That "What If" worked.

It played 6 months on Broadway...longer at the Savoy in London.
Noel wrote the book, the music, the lyrics, 
and designed the poster!?!?
The title song "Sail Away" was actually used previously
in another Coward show, Ace Of Clubs, 1950.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015: Guess I Shoulda Turned Right At Albuquerque

Broadway's Take on Travel...from Nathan Lane as Dionysus loving every bit of mud, muck and gravel of it, to Elaine Stritch lamenting it (and the Useless Phrases we must learn when we gotta)...from Gene Nelson who just got back from "Kansas City" where they've gone as 'bout as fur as they kin go, to Roz and Edie wondering why they EVER left "Ohio"!  That indeed is our theme this Sunday: Travel, the Where, the How, the Why, and the Why Not.

Of course, if I was going to write a musical having anything to do with travel, I'd write a couple of songs about "Garcon, Le Regnet Por Favor" or "Oh Woe, My Suitcase Canna' Close", you know...REAL mundane can't-count-this monopoly-money travel stuff. Ahhh well, I've never really been into the BIG QUESTIONS.  Hence, my love of boas and patent leather.

So listen up for Desi, Yves, Roz, Nathan, Carol, and Dean. Some Finnish Fisch Schlapping, Buffalo Shuffling...and, of course, a nice big Paris section. Cuz Paris is STILL Paris, wanna keep that thing going.

I Love To Travel (Nathan Lane, Roger Bart, The Frogs)
Vacation (Debra Monk, Ensemble, Pump Boys And Dinettes)
Sail Away (James Hurst, Sail Away)
What Do We Do? We Fly! (Elizabeth Allen, Ensemble, Do I Hear A Waltz?)
Ah! Paris (Liliane Montevecchi, Follies)
Paris Loves Lovers (Fred Astaire, Cyd Charisse, Silk Stockings)
You're In Paris (Susan Watson, Ben Franklin In Paris)
Sous Le Ciel De Paris (Yves Montand, Sous Le Ciel De Paris)
In Paris And In Love (Charles Goldner, Zizi Jeanmaire, The Girl In Pink Tights)
We Open In Venice (Alfred Drake, Patricia Morison, Lisa Kirk, Harold Lang,
         Kiss Me, Kate)
Barcelona (Dean Jones, Susan Browning, Company)
Katie Went To Haiti (Mary Martin, Ray Sinatra, Mexican Hayride)
Cuban Pete (Desi Arnaz, Cuban Pete)
Useless Useful Phrases (Elaine Stritch, Sail Away)
Travelin' In Louisiana (Ensemble, Sugar Babies)
Kansas City (Gene Nelson, Oklahoma!)
Maine (Richard Kiley, Diahann Carroll, No Strings)
Ohio (Rosalind Russell, Edith Adams, Wonderful Town)
Shuffle Off To Buffalo (Joseph Bova, Carole Cook, Ensemble, 42nd Street)
No Holds Barred (Company, Pump Boys And Dinettes)
When You Meet A Man In Chicago (Sheila Smith, Ensemble, Sugar)
Chicago, Illinois (Leslie Ann Warren, Victor/Victoria)
When You're Far Away From New York Town (Jack De Lon, Ensemble, Jennie)
Only In New York (Sheryl Lee Ralph, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Why Do The Wrong People Travel? (Elaine Stritch, Sail Away)
Finland / Fisch Schlapping Song (Ensemble, Spamalot)
Welcome To Transylvania (Ensemble, Young Frankenstein)
Salzberg (Eddie Lawrence, Jean Stapleton, Bells Are Ringing)
Nitchevo (Jean-Pierre Aumont, Michael Kemoyan, Gene Varrone, Tovarich)
Go Home Train (Carol Burnett, Fade In Fade Out)
Go Back Home (Audra McDonald, The Scottsboro Boys)
Let's Go Home (Joanna Gleason, Nick & Nora)
I Will Go Sailing No More (Randy Newman, Toy Story)
I Love Paris (Frank Sinatra, Maurice Chevalier, Can-Can)

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Murder Most Foul...

 Why Are All The D'ysquiths Dying?
From A Gentleman's Guide To Love And Murder.
Which BTW is closing mid Jan. of 2016...see it if you can!

 Brett Ryback as Almost Detective Marcus 
and Jeff ALL the suspects
in Murder for Two.
The two take turns center stage and at the piano.
 We'll hear "Waiting In The Dark" and "So What If I Did?"

He Did It!
Well, that and "The Man Is Dead"
from Kander and Ebb's Curtains.
Debra Monk, Jill Paice, David Hyde Pierce, Karen Ziemba
and a bevy of suspects.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Some of Sunday's Dancers!

 Fred and Ginger 
cavorting to Let's Face The Music and do the inevitable,
an Irving Berlin goodie
from Follow The Fleet, 1936.

 Carol Channing Dolly-ing it up with LBJ...
a command performance for Lady Bird, et. al.

 Betty Hutton and
"Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry,"
from The Fleet's In, 1942...

 ...and Arthur himself (with Kathryn, his wife and dance partner).
Arthur took dance lessons at the studios of Irene and Vernon Castle,
invented the footprint diagram method of teaching,
and when that went south, 
opened the Arthur Murray chain of dance studios.
He died in 1991, but many of his studios still remain in operation.

 Michael Kidd's Barn Dance choreography
from Seven Brides For Seven Brothers.
Several of the "brothers", like Tommy Rall and Jacques d'Amboise,
where classically trained ballet dancers,
slumming in flannel. 

Bobby Short,
Carlyle denizen and Gershwin interpreter par excellence.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Hal (Love The Facial Hair) Linden

 Toss a coin, Hal!
Hal Linden as Mayer Rothschild in
The Rothschilds, 1970.
Music by Jerry Bock, Lyrics Sheldon Harnick...
their last collaboration.

 Hal at the cast album recording.
He would win a Tony for his performance 
as the patriarch of the Rothschild financial empire.

 Direction and choreography by Michael Kidd 
(of Seven Brides barn-raising fame).
Despite Hal's star turn (that's him, center)
he was billed as "Also Starring..." Huh? 
Well, this was before Barney Miller (below).
Trivia Note: Robby Benson played one of the sons (right)...
 As most folks remember him...
Hal and Abe Vigoda,
in a series that ran from 1975 to 1982.

Born in 1931, as Harold Lipshitz,
Hal is going strong at 84.
And still damn dapper!

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015: Meanwhile, over on Broadway...

Grey. Gloomy. Naked trees. Fog in the car port (what car port?) Dark by 6pm. Dark by 5:20. Dark. My well loved flannel, wool and Woolrich stand ready in the closet...And you know what's coming, of course; it ain't gonna be confetti.

So we need SPICE, and variety, and dance in our Broadway oats! Three "dance breaks" litter this week's playlist, like so many chocolate chips in a cookie. We gots some old (Carol Channing "Dancing" in Hello Dolly), some new ("Shut Up and Dance" from My Favorite Year), some from flops (Dance A Little Closer...1 performance??), and some wacky (Betty Hutton and a mean "Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry"). Feel free to dance along. I would, but my station manager frowns on tap dancing in the studio, plus there's a frickin' rug!?! The best I can do is errant Agnes DeMille tour jetes, and small ones at that!

Meanwhile, back at the ranch: Alexander Hamilton (disguised as Lin Manuel Miranda) takes charge of the opening, unbeknownst to Jerry Bock (playing Mayor LaGuardia) and Hal Linden (tossing coins...what is he, a compulsive gambler? Join the cast of Guys and Dolls, why doncha?). Murder Most Foul waits in the wings, and bullets fly over Broadway (probably sniping from the West Side, cuz you can never trust those actor types).

So you see, it won't be two hours of just fluffy stuff. We'll have our meat and potatoes surrounding that creamy dance. And remember to hold on fast to Hamilton...despite its November "chill", he's incredible. 

Guns And Ships (Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Ensemble, Hamilton)
The Schuyler Sisters (Renee Elise Goldsberry, Phillipa Soo, Jasmine
            Cephas Jones, Hamilton)
My Shot (Lin Manuel Miranda, Leslie Odom Jr., Anthony Ramos, Daveed
            Diggs, Hamilton)
Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story (Full Company, Hamilton)
On The Side Of The Angels (Nathaniel Frey, Ensemble, Fiorello!)
Miracle Of Miracles (Austin Pendleton, Fiddler On The Roof)
He Tossed A Coin (Hal Linden, The Rothschilds)
Little Old New York (Eileen Rodgers, Lee Becker, Ensemble, The Tenderloin)
Something To Dance About (Tyne Daly, Call Me Madam)
Let's Face The Music And Dance (Fred Astaire, Follow The Fleet)
Dance A Little Closer (Len Cariou, Liz Robertson, Dance A Little Closer)
Dance With Me (Tonight At The Mardi Gras) (The New York Voices,
        Louisiana Purchase)
'Tain't A Fit Night Out For Man Or Beast (Ensemble, Bullets Over Broadway)
Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You (Nick Cordera, Helene Yorke, Bullets
        Over Broadway)
(I'll Be Glad When You're Dead) You Rascal You (The Atta Girls, Bullets Over
Runnin' Wild (Full Company, Bullets Over Broadway)
Shall We Dance? (Bobby Short, K-RA-ZY for Gershwin)
You Can Dance with Any Girl At All (Helen Gallagher, Bobby Van, No, No,
Arthur Murray Taught Me Dancing In A Hurry (Betty Hutton, The Fleet's
Is There Anything Better Than Dancing? (Joanna Gleason, Nick & Nora)
Waiting In The Dark (Jeff Blumenkrantz, Murder For Two)
The Man Is Dead (Ensemble, Curtains)
Why Are All The D'ysquiths Dying? (Ensemble, A Gentleman's Guide To
        Love And Murder)
So What If I Did? (Jeff Blumenkrantz, Brett Ryback, Murder For Two)
He Did It (Jill Paice, Edward Hibbert, Ensemble, Curtains)
Dancing (Carol Channing, Ensemble, Hello Dolly!)
Barn Dance (Instrumental, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers)
Shut Up And Dance (Lannyl Stephens, Evan Pappas, My Favorite Year)
The Best Things Happen While You're Dancing (Jeffrey Denman,
        Meredith Wilson, White Christmas)
Beautiful (Jessie Mueller, Beautiful)
Uptown (Ensemble, Beautiful)
I Feel The Earth Move (Jessie Mueller, Full Company, Beautiful)

Sunday, November 8, 2015


My "affair" with Hamilton continues.
Next Sunday (11/15/15), I'm not givin' away my shot!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

R&H Goodies!

 Larry Douglas and Doretta Morrow
as Lun Tha and Tuptim in the original production
of The King And I.
Doretta would go on to do Kismet,
Where's Charley?, and several television performances.
(And yes, she was Vic Damon's cousin!)

 A skinny Yul Brynner 
being all King-y with Doretta...

 Doretta and hubby, Albert Hardman.
She retired at the age of 33,
and died at 41 from cancer. 

 A great shot of the original cast of Oklahoma...
at the first anniversary of the original 1943 production. 
Howard Da Silva (Jud Fry, on the left with the plaid pants and suspenders!),
Joseph Buloff (Ali Hakim), Joan Roberts (Laurey),
Alfred Drake (Curly), Theresa Helburn (of the Theatre Guild),
 Mayor La Guardia (dark suit)
and Richard Rodgers (composer).
 Howard and Alfred
in the poignant "Pore Jud Is Daid".

Howard messin' around back stage...
But theatrically, he didn't "mess."
Dozens of stage, screen and television credits for Mr. Da Silva,
including Fiorello, 1776, The Sea Wolf, The Lost Weekend,
Outer Limits episodes, and The Man From U.N.C.L.E.,
to name just a few!

Friday, November 6, 2015

Some Kind of Beautiful

 Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
opened in January of 2014.
The story of Carole King's rise as a song writer,
with friends Gerry Goffin, Cynthia Weil, and Barry Mann.
Above, the set for the Brill Building...
(49th and Broadway)
where popular music exploded.

 Starring as Carole...Jessie Mueller (at right)
who earned a 2015 Tony for her efforts.
At right, Jarrod Spector as Barry Mann, 
Anika Larsen as Cynthia Weil, and Jake Epstein as Gerry Goffin.
 Reviewers said that while the music rocked,
the book lacked the drama of most musical bio pics.

 The girl and guy groups of the 60s
who used Carol's songs 
(and those of her writing competitors)
like the Shirelles...

 ...and the Drifters.

The REAL Carole King
surprised the cast in April,
joining them in the finale...
"I Feel The Earth Move."

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, November 8, 2015: Ahhh, Indian Summer. Right.

You know, if this beastly weather keeps up, I'm never going to get anything INSIDE done.  What is this, Indian Summer?  Now I have to do stuff like dig up bulbs (who invented that whole procedure anyway? To have boxes of dirt in your basement all's like Dracula and his "earth" down there!) and hang clothes ON THE LINE? Rake? Contemplate mowing the lawn AGAIN? I mean, I thought I was done with this crap. And if I don't do this crap, I'm going to feel guilty, because it's 62 degrees and everybody else is doing it?? I need cold and flannel to concentrate, for lord's sake.

One good thing...I can bike (aka avoid all that stuff) and avoid the gym as well.  So there is a win, albeit a tiny one.

Which all resulted in this show coming together later than usual. This week, a mixed bag of getting out of jail (The Life), dancing in your poodle skirt (Hairspray, Zombie Prom, Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?), waltzing (Carousel, Carnival, Jacques Brel), misbehaving and make-upping. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical is a newbie to the show, plus a couple of snarky parodies from Forbidden Broadway. So take a break from all that outside stuff and listen in... or hey! If it's that great, take your device to the frickin' beach, why doncha?  Jeez. 

On Broadway (Jarrod Spector, Beautiful)
Take Me Back To Manhattan (Eileen Rodgers, Ensemble, Anything Goes)
It's De-Lovely (Hal Linden, Barbara Lang, Anything Goes)
Let's Misbehave (Eileen Rodgers, Kenneth Mars, Anything Goes)
Mr. Greed (Sam Harris, Ensemble, The Life)
A Lovely Day To Get Out Of Jail (Pamela Isaacs, Lillias White, The Life)
Use What You Got (Sam Harris, Ensemble, The Life)
Triplets (Gerard Alessandrini, Ensemble, Forbidden Broadway)
Annie's Favorite Show Tune (Nora Mae Lyng, Forbidden Broadway)
Ambition (Gerard Alessandrini, Ensemble, Forbidden Broadway)
Love Makes The World Go Round (Anna Maria Alberghetti, Carnival)
The Carousel Waltz (Instrumental, Carousel)
And The Band Played On (Guy Lombardo and His Royal Canadians)
Carousel (La Valse A Mille Temps) (Elly Stone, Jacques Brel Is Alive And Well 
         and Living in Paris)
Look What Happened To Mabel (Bernadette Peters, Mack & Mabel)
A Little More Mascara (George Hearn, La Cage Aux Folles)
Ribbons Down My Back (Emily Yancy, Hello Dolly)
Good Morning Baltimore (Marissa Jaret Winokur, Hairspray)
Easy To Say (Jessica Snow Wilson, Zombie Prom)
Doo-Waa, Doo-Wee (Jason Graae, Do Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?)
I Can Hear The Bells (Marissa Jaret Winokur, Kerry Butler, Hairspray)
Long Before I Knew You (Sydney Chaplin, Judy Holliday, Bells Are Ringing)
Fable (Victoria Clark, The Light In The Piazza)
Each Tomorrow Morning (Angela Lansbury, Dear World)
We Kiss In A Shadow (Larry Douglas, Doretta Morrow, The King And I)
Happy Talk (Juanita Hall, South Pacific)
Pore Jud Is Daid (Alfred Drake, Howard Da Silva, Oklahoma)
In My Own LIttle Corner (Julie Andrews, Cinderella)
It Might As Well Rain Until September (Jessie Mueller, Beautiful)
Chains (Jessie Mueller, Ensemble, Beautiful)
Some Kind Of Wonderful (Jessie Mueller, Jake Epstein, Beautiful)

Sunday, November 1, 2015

Pamela Myers...fresh from the Hinterlands.

 Pamela Myers, on the left in both of these shots,
arrived in NYC on a Greyhound bus,
fresh from the University of Cincinnati, in 1969.
Her first audition: Stephen Sondheim's Company.
She scored the part of Marta...(above with Susan Browning and Dean Jones)
sang the solo "Another Hundred People...

...and the trio "You Could Drive A Person Crazy"
(above, with Donna McKechnie and Susan Browning)...
annnnnnd earned herself a Tony nomination for 
Best Featured Actress in a Musical.