A Broadway Medley



A pastiche from the 1986 Tony Awards. Featuring Ann Reinking, Juliet Prowse, Sandy Duncan, Bea Arthur, Nell Carter, Bernadette Peters, Rex Smith, Dorothy Loudon, Stephanie Powers, Hal Linden, Leslie Uggams, and more!


13 comments:

  1. All that, and Lee Remick too... FAB-U-LOUS!

    Jx

    PS Is it just me, or does Rex Smith look like a rabbit caught in the headlights up against this cavalcade of troupers?

    RIP Bea, Nell, Lee, Dorothy, Juliet and Helen...

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  2. a perfect palate cleanser from the DNC!

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  3. Bea Arthur could have played Mrs. Lovett AND Sweeney!

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    1. Bea singing the Shapoopie from the Music Man would have been retro musical magic.

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  4. Tiny glimpses of Helen Hayes and Agnes deMille! Truly, it was a time when Giants Roamed the earth. But so did Rex Smith...

    That was a truly gala Tonys evening - I remember watching it with a festive bunch of theatre queens and being both overwhelmed and, not surprisingly, pretty plotzed.

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  5. How lovely of you to post a clip from your birthday party!

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  6. So how was MY FAIR LADY the 'British invasion of Broadway"? Because it was based on Shaw and written by American composer/lyricist/bookwriters? Who wrote this patter?

    Love the boom mic shadow on Leslie Uggams' "Love Look Away"! Ahh, the Tonys- where the best of the best come together and demonstrate that live tv isn't as forgiving as live theater.

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    1. Heehee! I was thinking the same thing about the "British Invasion".

      Well said, KingRoper!

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  7. it's the gay icon version of We Are the World

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