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Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question

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Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#1
Posted: 2/15/08 at 9:19pm
Hi all
Anyone know why Chicago performed a song with Billy and not the ladies? I would think Chita and Gwen were better known and the draw to the show.
Any help would be great, I did a search but nothing came up
Thanks
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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#2
Posted: 2/15/08 at 9:22pm
The story I've always heard is Gwen and Chita were upset that Donna McKechnie had been placed in the Lead category for A Chorus Line so they protested by refusing to perform on the Tonys.

Coudldn't say if that's true or not.
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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#2
Posted: 2/15/08 at 10:02pm
I've never heard that story. They both looked very happy for Donna when she won the Tony, which can be see on Youtube. You can say they were just putting on a happy face, but they looked sincerely happy for her (especially Gwen).
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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#3
Posted: 2/15/08 at 10:07pm
Maybe they just wanted to give Jerry his moment.
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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#4
Posted: 2/16/08 at 12:30am
Why not? It's not like Jerry Orbach was a no-name in 1976.
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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#5
Posted: 2/16/08 at 12:48am
Who is Jerry Orbach?


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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#6
Posted: 2/16/08 at 1:09am
Rivera looks more shocked than happy, I'd say.
"I mean, sitting side by side with another man watching Patti LuPone play Rose in GYPSY on Broadway is essentially the equivalent of having hardcore sex." -Wanna Be A Foster. "Say 'Goody.' Say 'Bubbi.'" ... "That's it. Exactly as if it were 'Goody.' Now I know you're gonna sing 'Goody' this time, but nevertheless..."
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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#7
Posted: 2/16/08 at 1:10am
Well I doubt she was too shocked, McKechnie had all the buzz that year. Gwen looks genuinely happy though. She had 4 Tonys by then anyway.
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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#8
Posted: 2/16/08 at 1:17am
Maybe she's say "wooh!"
"I mean, sitting side by side with another man watching Patti LuPone play Rose in GYPSY on Broadway is essentially the equivalent of having hardcore sex." -Wanna Be A Foster. "Say 'Goody.' Say 'Bubbi.'" ... "That's it. Exactly as if it were 'Goody.' Now I know you're gonna sing 'Goody' this time, but nevertheless..."
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Posted: 2/16/08 at 1:21am
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re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question#10
Posted: 2/16/08 at 1:25am
Oh, I thought he was that guy from THE FANTASTIKS and PROMISES, PROMISES.

My bad. re: Chicago OBC at 76 Tonys question