Friday, March 25, 2016

Sondheim Me A Little....

 From the concert version of Follies
done at Lincoln Center in 1985...
Lee Remick, Barbara Cook, Elaine Stritch, Carol Burnett,
Mandy Patinkin, George Hearn, Phyllis Newman,
Andre Gregory, Adolph Green,
Above, a backstage triple embrace:
Lee, Stephen, and Lauren Bacall.

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Pledge Drive,
I mean FORUM!
The first Broadway musical Sondheim
wrote both the music AND lyrics for.
It starred Zero, of course, and in line in the photo at the top:
John Carradine, Jack Gilford, David Burns, and Zero.
Below that: Preshy Marker, Zero and Brian Davies.
Phil Silvers was first asked to play starring role of Pseudolus,
but rejected it, saying he didn't want to take off his glasses.
Four years later, for the movie,
he didn't seem to mind. :)

 Marry Me A Little
was a revue of Sondheim songs that didn't quite make it
into their original musicals.
It was conceived of by Norman Rene and Craig Lucas
(below right, who also starred).
Suzanne Henry played the "other half",
below with Sondheim.

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