Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Playlist for Sunday, March 6, 2016: Fosse, Fosse, Fosse

 Do you see it? Right there, in fine print, on your calendar...yup, there it is. March 6th, Bob Fosse Day. Your calendar doesn't have it? Sheesh. You really ought to stay up with the times. Well, don't worry, I'll take care of it for you...

...with two hours of his stuff. This comes from a request from an avid listener, so just like Lola in Damn Yankees, that listener will get what she wants. We'll feature musicals Bob conceived of, choreographed, directed, advised on, and/or performed in. That's Redhead, How To Succeed, Pajama Game, Chicago...a cameo in The Little Prince, lots of Liza (with a Z, not an S, cuz zzzzzzzzz not....well, you get it), and of course Tom, Dick or Harry (actually Hortensio!). I only wish I could run the video clips for you, but this is radio, man, and I am unfortunately not Robert Osborne. So you're going to have to visualize the knee slides, the gloved finger snaps, the hat tilts, the Razzle Dazzle...the moves that made Fosse Fosse.

Hey Big Spender (Ann Reinking, Ensemble, Fosse)
Steam Heat (Carol Haney and "The Box Boys," Pajama Game)
I'll Never Be Jealous Again (Michael McKean, Roz Ryan, Pajama Game)
A Little Brains, A Little Talent (Gwen Verdon, Damn Yankees)
Who's Got the Pain? (Gwen Verdon, Damn Yankees)
Tom, Dick, Or Harry (Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, Kiss Me
Overture (Instrumental, Kiss Me Kate)
From This Moment On (Ann Miller, Tommy Rall, Bobby Van, Bob Fosse, Kiss
         Me Kate)
If My Friends Could See Me Now (Gwen Verdon, Sweet Charity)
I Love To Cry At Weddings (Helen Gallagher, Thelma Oliver, James Luisi,
         Ensemble, Sweet Charity)
Rhythm Of Life (Sammy Davis, Jr., Ensemble, Sweet Charity)
Liza With A Z (Liza Minelli, Liza With A Z)
Take Off With Us (Ensemble, All That Jazz)
sssssSnake In The Grass (Bob Fosse, The Little Prince)
Bye Bye Blackbird (Liza Minelli, Liza With A Z)
The Right Finger Of My Left Hand (Gwen Verdon, Redhead)
Pick-Pocket Tango (Instrumental, Redhead)
Flings (Thelma Ritter, Lulu Bates, New Girl In Town)
I Believe In You (Robert Morse, How To Succeed In Business Without Really
A Secretary Is Not A Toy (Ensemble, How To Succeed In Business Without
        Really Trying)
No Time At All (Irene Ryan, Pippin)
Simple Joys (Ben Vereen, Ensemble, Pippin)
Mein Herr (Liza Minelli, Cabaret)
Two Ladies (Joel Grey, Cabaret)
Maybe This Time (Liza Minelli, Cabaret)
Nowadays (Renee Zellweger, Chicago)
Razzle Dazzle (Jerry Orbach, Chicago)
Cell Block Tango (Catherine Zeta-Jones, Chicago)

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