Saturday, April 22, 2017

We Good, We Better, We BEST!

One of our Betters!
"Life Could Not Better Be", from The Court Jester,
starring Danny Kaye...
above with wife Sylvia Fine 
(who along with Sammy Kahn wrote the songs for the movie)
and below with costar Basil Rathbone.
The rest of the cast wasn't too shabby either:
Mildred Natwick, Angela Lansbury, Glynnis Johns and Cecil Parker.

A "good"-ie from The Producers:
"Never Say Good Luck On Opening Night"
Nathan Lane and Mathew Broderick!

Bob Holiday (mid-transformation)
from Clark to The Man of Steel!
 It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman
had the music of Charles Strouse and Lee Adams,
and also starred Linda Lavin and Jack Cassidy. 
Four months and it was goodbye, Clark!
We'll hear "Doing Good".

Peter Palmer and Stubby Kaye
in Lil Abner...
which had lyrics by Johnny Mercer, and the music of Gene de Paul
(the same team that brought us the tunes
in Seven Brides For Seven Brothers).
The original production hit Broadway in 1956,
and won Tonys for Edie Adams (below, at the cast recording)
and Michael Kidd, the choreographer.
The movie (above) kept several Broadway actors in their roles,
with the exception of Edie, who was replaced by Stella Stevens.
We'll hear "The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands".

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