Friday, May 11, 2018

And every ONE of them had a MOM! :)

 A Chorus Line,
from 1975,
won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and a Tony for Best Musical.
It starred Donna McKechnie, Priscilla Lopez, Kelly Bishop,
Thomas J. Walsh, Wayne Cilento,
Robert LuPone (yup, Patti's older brother)
and below (with her new chassis),
Pamela Blair.

 "Dance: 10; Looks: 3",
with Pamela showing off her wares, above,
and all head-shotty, below.
Pamela would go on to dance in Promises Promises,
and Seesaw, 
star in The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, 
and act in several soap operas (Another World, Ryan's Hope)
and films (Annie, Mighty Aphrodite).

Tony Award-winning Donna McKechnie as Cassie
in A Chorus Line...
and below, a generation older,
but still fabulous in red!
Donna made her Broadway debut in 
How To Succeed, 1961.
Promises Promises, Forum, Company,
the infamous Gothic soap, Dark Shadows (!) 
are just a few shows from her lengthy resume.
And now she tours with her one-woman show,
"Inside The Music".

 Mother's Day on 2 On The Aisle
would not be complete without SOME version of 
"Rose's Turn"
from Gypsy.
This year, it's Patti LuPone's turn!
Above with Emma Rowley and Sami Gayle
("Tomorrow's Mother's Day)
and below, in that Mama Rose moment.

 In our Diva Corner
the wonderful Betty Buckley
and her Story Song album rendition of
from Stephen Schwartz's The Baker's Wife.

 And we also must fulfill a request for 
L'il Abner,
with (above) Peter Palmer in the title role,
Edie Adams,
and Stubby Kaye (below) as Marryin' Sam.
The music of Gene De Paul and Johnny Mercer,
and the choreography of Michael Kidd
(the same team that brought us Seven Brides For Seven Brothers). 

William Lanteau as Available Jones,
Edie (who gave up a role in Candide to play Daisie Mae)
and Charlotte Rae as Mammy Yokum.

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