Saturday, January 14, 2017

More Bringers of HEAT!

Tomorrow (1/15/16)
Danny Kaye and The Andrews Sisters
(getting their daily quota of CocaCola, below)
help us satisfy our "thirst" for 
hot (if tropical) weather:
"Civilization" from Angels In The Wings.
A song written especially for La Stritch back in 1948
by Bob Hilliard and Carl Sigman. 

 And then there's Shirley Booth
in an Arthur Schwartz/Dorothy Fields show,
By The Beautiful Sea, 1954.
Below, Shirley and Wilbur Evans
in a Coney Island Tunnel Of Love.

 Two gorgeous dames,
Lena Horne and Betty Hutton...
They'll offer plenty of Sun and Summer,

 Leland Palmer
appeared as Fastrada in the original production of
In 1979, she took the "Gwen Verdon" role
in Bob Fosse's All That Jazz.
She retired from stage work after that,
and now lives in California.
We'll hear "Spread A Little Sunshine".

Audra McDonald was 29 years old
when she was cast in the title role of
Marie Christine
with music by Michael John LaChiusa.
Audra later recorded one of these songs on a solo album,
"Way Back To Paradise".
Ben Brantley of the New York Times said,
 "When Audra McDonald sings her first notes as the Medea-like heroine,
  there is clearly sorcery at work."
Below with co-star Anthony Crivello,
in "Dance With Me".

 And then of course, there's 
Tony Danza,
as Tommy, head of the Vegas mob in
Honeymoon in Vegas.
We'll "experience" "Out Of The Sun"...
a song by Jason Robert Brown.

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