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Some of What You Missed Last Night If You Weren't At The Nightlife Awards!

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Here's what I remember w/o the benefit of caffine:

Stritchie closed the 1st act singing "It Amazes Me" & finaly got to give her Tony Awards speech.

Sandy Stewart & son Bill Charlap sang a Bergman song "How Do You Keep The Music Playing" that made me cry. I also find it poignant that in Feb 6, 1965, Moose Charlap's show "Kelly" opened & closed at The Broadhurst. How great that his family won a Nightlight Award & performed so beautifully.

Eartha Kitt sang "C'est si bon" Yup, Eartha was doin' her thang! Struttin' in her high heels, bumpin' & grindin', bending down at the stage apron to her new Italian friend that she was flirting with. Heck, I just hope I can totter along when I'm 79... [I say produce a new show called "70 Girls 80" & get Kitt, Cook, Stritch & the rest of the truly golden gals back on Broadway!]

Charles Busch's Miriam Pashman was an introducer, & spoke about "MICRAC". I love her!

The comedy team Creation Nation were very, very funny doing a song about about something like you might as well be dead if you don't have a boy/girlfriend. The lyrics went something like:

"I want to be a gay male nun.
That would make me a priest.
Priest's need boyfriends too."

A duo called A Little Traveling Music performed a wonderful "Mention My Name in Sheboygan" that harkened back to the Vaudeville days.

The Harry Allen & Joe Cohen 4tet were amazing. It consisted of sax, guitar, drums & double bass. All were superb. There was a riff btwn the guitar & sax that was unnnnnnbelievable!

Stokes closed the show singing "This Nearly Was Mine" off-mike. I swooned!

Congrats to Scott Siegel for pulling off a wonderfully entertaining evening. I certainly discovered some talent that I hadn't known before last night & will definitely look forward to the opportunity to see them again.

Um, Um, Um!

Milla
Updated On: 2/7/06 at 10:55 AM
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Did Marin Mazzie perform?
Happy...Everything! Kaye Thompson
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Marin did not perform.

As I remember more of the show, I'd like to mention Ute Lemper's performance. She sang a song written in 1927 about "illusions", as she called it. The chorus was "liar, liar, liar". It was an amazing song, could have been written last week.

Milla
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I too thought Ute Lemper and Brian Stokes Mitchell were fabulous. However, I left the show with a slight feeling of melancholy. Definitely in sync with most of the jazz numbers, but very different from what you might expect at an awards show. The evening wasn't everyone's cuppa tea (judging by the numerous walkouts and slightly obnoxious remarks from the loud ladies sitting behind us...)
That's the trouble with this song. It goes on and on and on.
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I was there. People left? They must have had to make a train or get up early for work. Why else would someone leave before seeing performers like Ute Lemper and Brian Stokes Mitchell? It's not as if there were any no-shows in the program making people think that they wouldn't see everyone on the program title page. Jesus, if you end Act I with Elaine Stritch and open Act II with Eartha Kitt, you know you're watching a show that is simply loaded to the gills with talent. Maybe it was where you were sitting. Nobody left in my area of the theater. This show was very defintiely my cuppa tea.
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I must admit that sitting in the orchestra, I didn't see people leave either. Perhaps in the balcony, people were jockying for closer seats?

I would love it if someone has a song list, that they would post it.

Milla