Stae Fair: Original Cast Recording Jan 12
2008, 11:07:16 AM
I always assumed that "Isn't It Kinda Fun" was sung by McArdle and Scott Wise. The song had such a great dance arrangement that it seemed a perfect fit for Scott's talents. I just discovered after 100 years of listening to the song that it's Ben Wright singing, not Scott Wise!
ETA: Ok now I'm confused. It is Scott Wise singing "Isn't It Kinda Fun." But isn't it Ben Wrigh
Both were invited to Houston in 1985 when a producer mounted a production of Follies to open a new theater. He seated them together. At the end of the first act-yes, by then the show most often played with an intermission-Alexis grabbed Dorothy by the arm and pulled her out of her seat, out of the auditorium, into some out-of-the way place where they cou
No one sang it better than Dorothy Collins. Perfection.
re: Patti LuPone GYPSY: 'At Last' Jan 12
2008, 09:20:43 AM
I love Patti LuPone but I've gotta say that Ethel, Angela, Tyne and Betty Buckley all impressed me much more than Patti did as Mama Rose.
I have seen Betty Buckley, Tyne Daly and Patti Lupone in Gypsy. Ethel Merman and Angela Lansbury I just know from their recordings.
ETA: Yes. I did leave out Bette Midler. on purpose.
re: Chita Rivera-A Dancers Life May 31
2007, 05:41:32 PM
Betty, I think what you said is on the money. I shouldn't feel embarassed when I see an older performer not quite as forceful as when he was younger, but I am. Just a little bit. Much like my racism and sexism, ageism has been carefully and quitely taught in our society.