I have a copy of the demo tape. It’s just Schmidt and Jones and Liz and Scott Waara. It is a terrific, if very gentle show. There’s a terric recording of Rita Gardner singing “Time Goes By” on YouTube that will give you a taste of the show.
It’s a shame that it’s not available for stock and amateur productions.
I also have a demo of the Kander and Ebb show, which at the time was called “Over and Over”
And I wonder if future actors are even being taught theatre manners is college!
A few years ago, I saw a performing arts college production of "Reefer Madness: the musical". It was the last performance, a Sunday matinee, so all the kids who couldn't see it earlier came to see it. They were making so much noise during the opening number, cheering their friends and hooting and hollering, that I almost left the theatre!
I don't care what the book says about what Mary Martin and her husband did in their sheets or other people's, what I want to know is if the book goes into detail about the two flop shows that Mary Martin did before "One Touch of Venus"?
I also love this album. No one can match her "What Did I Have."
As for the book, legend has it that James Kirkwood, who would go on to co-author the libretto of "A Chorus Line", told Lerner how much he enjoyed seeing a musical where he didn't know how it was going to end. "That was the problem," Lerner replied, "I didn't know either."
I thought that having Rasputin be responsible for the Russian Revolution in "Anastasia" would be like having evil elves being responsible for the Civil War in "Gone with the Wind."
Angela Lansbury in Dear World (Footage) Mar 1
2015, 12:26:36 AM
The only footage of her singing anything from the show that I know of is when she appeared on the Julie Andrews Show. It's on YouTube. It's her, Julie and Steve Lawrence sitting around having tea. First Julie sings "Say a Prayer for Me Tonight" then Angela sings "I Don't Want to Know"
I know that it must not exist anymore, but, when Irving Thalberg bought the rights to "Private Lives" for Norma Shearer,, he sent a camera crew to the theater to film Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in performance.
Can you imagine how incredible that would be to see?!?!
Best Cy Coleman Score Feb 20
2015, 06:12:25 PM
"Home Again, Home Again" is a terrific score. The songs are fun and bouncy. They're a bit generic (with lyrics by Barbara Fried who is a greaat big quesion mark in the history of theatre), but it sounds like the show was too.
Listening to them, I'm always amazed that none of them got reused in other shows. Or in movies or as TV show theme songs. He was such a fount of melody that he never had to.
Here is the eleven o'clock number from "Home Again, Home Again" sung by Bea Ar
Good Broadway Producers..Bad Broadway Producers Feb 1
2015, 08:57:09 PM
I saw Alix Korey in a show here in Pittsburgh not long after "All Shook Up" shuttered and I told her how much I enjoyed the OBC. She said that the producers were, in her words, "the stupidest in the history of theatre."
Anyone have any stories about that one?
Lauren Bacall Jan 28
2015, 12:59:17 AM
I saw "Woman of the Year" on my second trip to New York. Like another poster here, it was my Saturday night show. Because that weekend I had already seen "Pirates of Penzance" and "42nd Street" (both with their original casts), it came off as a disappointment.
She was excellent and the show was a first class professional show, but uninspired. My best memory of the show was Marilyn Cooper in her one scene in the second act. As soon as that little woman opened her mouth and that str
Grand Hotel:the Musical Nov 14
2014, 10:14:00 PM
The twenty-fifth anniversary of one of my favorite musicals, "Grand Hotel" made me do some surfing on YouTube and I found something amazingly wonderful.
A complete very good video recording of the original German cast with Leslie Caron as Grushinskia with the original staging and on a replica of the original set. I'd forgotten how incredible Tommy Tune's staging was.
Happy 50th anniversary to ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Jul 10
2014, 01:58:03 AM
Listening to the cast album for the first time, back when all I knew of Sondheim was "Sweeney", "Merrily" and "Company", I had a classic WTF moment hearing "Simple" for the first time. I remember looking over at my stereo in disbelief.
Does anybody know what sort of reviews the two act reduction of the show got?
Cinderella (1965) receiving 50th Anniversary DVD 9/9/2014 Jul 10
2014, 01:46:24 AM
I am fond of it and It was the version that I grew up watching, but, I'm sorry, no one involved in this production could hold a candle to their counterparts in the original production, and that includes the script writer.
Though, having said that and still thinking that Julie Andrews runs rings around her in the title role, Leslie Ann Warren has a quality of such naive innocence in the part that you believe that she believes that this is all real. Julie seems a more worldly wise Cind