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Leslie Uggams coming back to BROADWAY

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Leslie Uggams coming back to BROADWAY#1
Posted: 9/11/19 at 8:12pm
This price of Leslie Uggams coming back to broadway made my day today for BLUE.

Do we think she is going to stay with the show? Or just a reading?

She is awesome.

Nicole Ari Parker, Leslie Uggams and Phylicia Rashad! im in!
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Posted: 9/12/19 at 12:09am

What show?

Never mind. Your post was a bit cryptic but I figured it out.

Just give the world Love.
Updated On: 9/12/19 at 12:09 AM
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Posted: 9/12/19 at 12:23am

It's just a reading.

Doesn't mean she's not doing it on Broadway, but it could be that she was available for a reading and they want a bigger name for Broadway. Who knows. (The show might not even make it to Broadway, despite announcing its intentions.)

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Posted: 9/12/19 at 12:03pm

troynow said: "This price of Leslie Uggams coming back to broadway made my day today for BLUE.

I fixed your subject heading for you.  You're welcome.

 

 

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She had one of the lead roles in the Encores' production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Pipe Dream, their biggest financial flop, but a show from which some very good songs could be excavated.

Leslie played Fauna, the owner of the local bordello, who was mother-figure to her girls and to the "bums" who hung out on Cannery Row. I thought she was fine in a fairly difficult role.

 

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Would love to see her back on Broadway. Caught her as Rose in Gypsy the CT Rep a few years ago and she killed it.

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Posted: 9/14/19 at 12:19pm

She could have made a rather interesting Norma Desmond if they rep;laced Glenn Close in the revival. 

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"I adore Leslie Uggams," Tennis Fan chimed in. 

Pipe Dream contains the song The Next Time It Happens.  Christiane Noll ends her CD A Broadway Love Story with it.  Smashing!

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I had the opportunity to see "Hallelujah, Baby" so many years ago, but at the last minute it didn't happen.  Such a disappointment for me.  She needs to be on Broadway again.  In any role.  Now!

 

 

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Is Leslie Uggams coming back to BROADWAY??#10
Posted: 9/15/19 at 6:44pm

Tennis Fan said: ""I adore Leslie Uggams," Tennis Fan chimed in.

Pipe Dream contains the song The Next Time It Happens. Christiane Noll ends her CD A Broadway Love Story with it. Smashing!
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Yes, "The Next Time It Happens" is a fine duet. "Everybody Has a Home But Me" is another pretty song if you can handle sentiment in your songs. The traditional major love song, "All At Once You Love Her" leaves me flat. With all the tributes to R & H, you would think that people would have picked through the unsuccessful and mostly unknown shows to pick out a few songs worthy of a general audience.

There's a song called "Sweet Thursday" that Leslie sings. If not the prettiest melody Rodgers ever wrote, it may be the catchiest. It's called a "cakewalk" and it's also featured in the overture and finale and curtain call. Dictionary definition doesn't help much.

stage dance developed from walking steps and figures typically involving a high prance with backward tilt

"Sweet Thursday" Leslie Uggams link

Updated On: 9/15/19 at 06:44 PM
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Posted: 9/15/19 at 8:20pm
If you picture the dance and movement people around the world instinctively do when “New York, New York” plays, you’ve got a crude rudimentary cake walk. Strut, kick, strut, kick.

It started in the black community as a ragtime era dance mocking the way snooty white people preened and walked, but grew into a larger more grandiose style. It was subsumed into musical theatre as the musical pullback and strut that now more commonly signifies the transition into a song’s kick line finale.
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Posted: 9/15/19 at 8:29pm

^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

If I have my dance history sorta right, it was popularized by Vernon and Irene Castle, played here by Fred and Ginger (doing what I think was their version of a Cake Walk).  If not, then at least it's a nice clip of Astaire and Rogers.

 

 

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Updated On: 9/15/19 at 08:29 PM
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Is Leslie Uggams coming back to BROADWAY??#13
Posted: 9/16/19 at 12:43am

Thanks to both of you. The Story of Vernon and Irene Castle.That was the Astaire/Rogers reunion film?

I saw that film once and that odd style of dance looks familiar.

I wonder if they use that on Dancing with the Stars?