STAGE TUBE: Deconstructing Florence Henderson
In the video below, Seth Rudetsky deconstructs Florence Henderson's interpretation of the classic song 'The Sound of Music' performed by Henderson who played Maria Von Trapp during the first national tour of the musical.
Seth Rudetsky is host of 'Broadway Chatterbox', a one hour weekly talk show which includes interviews and performances by noted Broadway celebrities. The show takes to the stage Thursday evenings @ 6 PM at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th St. in New York City, between 8th & 9th Avenues). The cost is $10 (which is donated directly to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids) plus a 2 drink minimum.
Undisputedly, one of the most outstanding careers on film, in television and on stage, Florence Henderson is one of the most respected and well-liked performers of her generation. She is known worldwide to fans of all ages, as America's favorite mom, Carol Brady, on the classic hit TV series "The Brady Bunch." She was also the first woman ever to host "The Tonight Show" while starring in numerous Broadway hits including the lead role in Fanny, Maria in The Sound of Music, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, and the starring role of Anna opposite Ricardo Montalban in the production of The King and I. She received the Pop Culture Award from TV Land and the Wall Street Journal rated her #5 out of 10 top television endorsers. She can now be seen as the host of her own national talk show "The Florence Henderson Show" on the RLTV Network. In October 2009, the first product offered the "FLOH Club." The FLOH CLUB (www.flohclub.com), a telephone-based technical support service is aimed at empowering older adults. "It's like roadside assistance, but for all your technology needs," says Florence. In 2009, Ms. Henderson was inducted in the Smithsonian Institute as part of the first permanent Entertainment History Exhibit.
The actress, talk show host, performer, recording artist, author and Broadway veteran, has been touring her critically acclaimed one-woman production of All the Lives of Me...A Musical Journey, under the musical direction of Emmy award-winning Composer Glen Roven. The concert features songs from her starring roles in such Broadway hits as Oklahoma, South Pacific, Sound of Music and Annie Get Your Gun.