Sunday, July 31, 2016

Sunday Divas!

 Jessica Molaskey,
torchy, nightclubby, as well as Broadway bon vivant!
Below with hubby John Pizzarelli,
doing their weekly Radio Deluxe broadcast.

 Below, Judy Garland in a 1968 appearance on
The Tonight Show,
performing "All For You."
Six months later, she passed away.
That red dress! Judy sings "I Don't Care"...
In The Good Old Summertime, 1949.
 (If you really want to see a wacky version,
try Mitzi Gaynor's The I Don't Care Girl:

 Bye Bye, Baby!
Jane Russell (more red) and 
Marilyn (in grey? Well, I guess Marilyn NEEDED toning down!)
sailing for Europe, France
in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, with music by Jule Styne and Leo Robin.

 Karen Ziemba in Steel Pier,
a John Kander/Fred Ebb show from 1997.
It also starred Debra Monk (lumber jack cook),
Daniel McDonald (dead stunt pilot)
and Kristin Chenowith (as Precious).
Nominated for absolutely everything--
won absolutely nothing.

But Karen rocks.
From starting off as a ballerina with the Ohio Ballet (1977)
to winning a Tony for Contact,
and everything in between:
42nd Street, A Chorus Line, Curtains, Chicago,
The New York City Opera
(The Most Happy Fella and 110 In The Shade).
I have to stop now, but as I said...She rocks.

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