Friday, July 28, 2017

Dream. Of. Summer.

 Well, if it isn't Ethel Barrymore!
Debbie Reynolds knows how to enter a room
in Singin' In The Rain,
from which we'll hear 
"All I Do Is Dream Of You".
Just like the scene in Some Like It Hot,
but without the machine gun. :)

 Maria Karnilova and Zero Mostel
don't rest easy in "Tevye's Dream"
from Fiddler On The Roof.
Doesn't that look like "John Boy" on the upper right?

 Had to include this shot of 
Leonard Nimoy
who toured as Tevye!

 An 18 year old Bernadette Peters
with "The Sailor Of 'Her' Dreams",
David Christmas.
Dames at Sea began off off off off Broadway in

 Jonathan Lucas as Paris,
abducting Kaye Ballard who played Helen (of Troy?)
in The Golden Apple,
which was based on the Illiad and the Odyssey.
Bibi Osterwald played Lovey Mars.

 Kaye got to sing the only song that survived
to be almost a jazz standard,
"Lazy Afternoon".
Below, Stephen Douglass as Ulysses
returning home to find everyone playing parlor games??
Did they even realize he was gone?
 Despite supposedly "rave" reviews,
audiences were ho-hum, and it closed in 4 months.

 Sammy Davis, Jr.
in Golden Boy, done in 1964,
with music by Charles Strouse and Lee Adams
(Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, All American, etc.).
With Sammy jetting off to nightclub engagements,
and calling a lot of the musical's "shots",
Strouse and Adams had a difficult writing time.
And the subject matter was a far cry from
Hello Dolly and Funny Girl,
playing right down the block.
We'll hear "Night Song".

 The quintessential summer song 
straight from Rydell High,
"Summer Nights",
sung by the original Broadway cast of Grease.
Barry Bostwick (with hubcaps!),
Adrienne Barbeau (on the hood)
and Carole Demas (who seems to be off studying in the library).
Which Pink Lady are YOU?

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