Friday, October 6, 2017

Random Brain Droppings...all your's come Sunday!

 Legally Blonde (the musical)
opened on Broadway in 2007,
six years after the movie, 
with Laura Bell Bundy as Elle (in pink of course, above)
and as Hairdresser Paulette...Orfeh.
Opposite Orfeh was the hunky UPS dude, below,
played by none other than Orfeh's hubby (in "real life"),
Andy Karl. 

 We'll hear "Paulette" sing "Ireland"
and "dance with my arms at my side".

And of course, Hubby Andy Karl
 is now starring in Groundhog Day, as Phil Connors
(wry weather dude, stuck in Punxsatawney, PA).
We'll hear an encore performance of "Day One" 
(and BTW that B&B looks mighty familiar).

 And one more song from LB,
"There! Right There!"
Above, the London cast doing a "J'accuse!"

 We'll also witness a baptism,
from The Book Of Mormon,
with Josh Gad, Nikki James, and Andrew Rannells.
Best Musical Tony Award Winner of 2011,
and a Grammy for Best Cast "Album".
 Our themes this Sunday require plenty of 
Heres and Theres.
Jane Russell gives us both with
"Ain't There Anyone Here For Love?"
from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.
The original music for the Broadway ed-ish (1949)
was written by Jule Styne and Leo Robin,
but for the movie, which birthed in 1953,
Hoagy Carmichael and Harold Adamson 
were brought in to write additional tunes,
and this was one of 'em.
(Down, Girl!)

 Sherie Rene Scott, in the role of Christine Colgate
(The American Soap Queen?)
in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,
offers "Here I Am"...
Zut Alors! Just look at those coffered ceilings...:)

 Who'd a thunk a "puppet show"
would win Best Musical?
Well, Avenue Q did, in 2008, and it ran on Broadway for 6 years!
Above, Stephanie D'Abruzzo and her page-boy-ed partner,
Kate Monster,
singing "There's A Fine, Fine Line."

What a trio!
Madeline Kahn, Stevie Sondheim, and The Bern
(before the other Bern)
at the 1995 Anyone Can Whistle Benefit Concert,
at Carnegie Hall.
The female bookends performed 
"There's Always A Woman"...
or two! :)

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