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Julius LaRosa Musical

EdEval
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Julius LaRosa Musical#1
Posted: 10/9/19 at 11:00am
Back in the early 50's a radio and television host ruled the air waves. His name was Arthur Godfrey. He would host a variety show that featured new talent. One singer was a handsome Italian tenor called Julius LaRosa who Godfrey favored until professional jealousy soured the relationship. Godfrey fired him live right on the air. I think this would make a great musical perhaps featuring Jose Llana or Matt Cavenaugh as tenor LaRosa and Alec Baldwin as Godfrey. A good title for it would be "Domani" one of LaRosa's hit tunes. Maybe some enterprising composer could pick it up and try it.
JSquared2
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Julius LaRosa Musical#2
Posted: 10/9/19 at 3:20pm

I'm afraid that 99% of the audience who would know who Julius LaRosa was or would care about seeing a musical about his life are already six feet under.

 

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Julius LaRosa Musical#3
Posted: 10/9/19 at 7:53pm
Buried somewhere in my storage space is an audio recording of his notorious firing.
I did see Julius in the touring Hallelujah, Baby!
And with Diana Sands as Georgina!
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Julius LaRosa Musical#4
Posted: 10/10/19 at 2:47pm

CBS News Explains:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6s75wpdiri8

It is very interesting.