Saturday, June 15, 2013
o what a night!!! host julie andrews, bebe neuwirth, karen ziemba, linda eder, priscilla lopez, dorothy loudon, liza minnelli, marin mazzie, audra mcdonald, judy kuhn and elaine stritch shine in my galaxy. the rest aren't too shabby either.
Saturday, June 8, 2013
celebrate the broadway musical with me and these tony award highlights and don't forget to tune in tomorrow night for the 67th annual tony ceremony.
'they're playing our song' 1979
'the life' 1997
'the king and i' 1996
'les miserables' 1987
'man of la Mancha 2003
'the boy from oz' 2004
'a chorus line' 2007
'porgy and bess' 2012
1981 tony's medley
'woman of the year' 1981
'fiddler on the roof' 1968
'into the woods' 1988
2012 opening with neil patrick harris
'grey gardens' 2007
'next to normal' 2009
'how to succeed in business without really trying' 2011
'la cage aux folles' 2010
'catch me if you can' 2011
'south pacific' 2008
'anything goes' 1988
'spring awakening' 2007
'west side story' 2009
'the lion king' 2008
'three penny opera' 2006
'bosom buddies' bea arthur and angela lansbury
opening segment 1999 with patti lupone, betty buckley, jennifer holliday and rosie o'donnell
'110 in the shade' 2007
'grand hotel' 1990
'kiss of the spider woman' 1993
'drowsy chaperone' 2006
'the phantom of the opera' 1988
'jesus christ superstar' 2012
'sweeney todd' 2006
sunday in the park with george' 2008
'sunday in the park with george' 1984
'my one and only' 1983
the fabulous dorothy loudon 1983
and let's finish all this greatness with the eleven o'clock number and angela lansbury 1989
enjoy the tony's
Friday, June 7, 2013
the tony's are given sunday night so let's make some memories
some of my favorite actresses wins are:
bebe neuwirth lead actress musical in 'chicago' 1997
angela lansbury musical lead for 'dear world' 1969, 'gypsy' lead 1975, 'sweeney todd' lead 1979 and 'blithe spirit' featured actress drama 2009.
maureen stapleton lead drama 1971
rita moreno supporting 1974 'the ritz'
christine baranski featured actress 'the real thing' 1984
maggie smith lead actress for 'lettice and lovage' 1990
mary-louise parker lead actress drams 'proof' 2001
audra mcdonald featured actress musical for 'ragtime' 1998
chita rivera lead actress musical 1993 'kiss of the spider woman' and 1984 'the rink'
donna murphy l996 lead musical actress for 'the king and i'
kelly bishop featured actress musical 1976 for'a chorus line'
patti lupone best actress musical 2008 for 'gypsy'
audra mcdonald lead actress musical 'porgy and bess' 2012
karen olivio featured musical actress 2009 for 'west side story'
(tomorrow some of my favorite performances at the tony awards)
Monday, August 29, 2011
i love this revival. it's kind od amazing that a revival has run so long. the movie version has come and gone. it was a fairly good version of the show but can't compare to this well conceived version that is still a broadway killer.
some memories with bebe neuwirth and ann reinking
bebe and karen ziemba: 'hot honey rag' and 'nowadays'
bebe and 'all that jazz'
Friday, December 31, 2010
bebe is an amazing performer. she shined on the tv series 'cheers'. however, her greatest mark has been on the broadway stage. she won two tony awards for 'sweet charity' and 'chicago'. the film version of the latter would have been much better had she been cast as velma kelly. zeta jones was a huge mistake. but then again bebe wasn't married to michael douglas.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
at the 51st tony awards and bebe won beat actress in a musical:
someone got this in the theatre. i'd guess a rehearsal.
and what's better than a rousing end to a rousing show? bebe and karen ziemba doing the finale of 'chicago' at 'my favorite broadway: the leading ladies'. 'nowadays' and ' hot honey rag':