I put this alongside Japan's version of "Don't Rain on My Parade." You're never NOT going to think about Streisand when you hear it, but you can tell some thought went it making it a different experience.
It still cracks me up that Japan covered this song!
Good thing the lights came up when they did. The poor dear was about to walk off into a WALL! (However, I suspect Ms. A. would have just crashed through it like the old Kool-Aid guy!)
She was a real pro, wasn't she? Sadly, only ever saw her in a drama (Woody Allen's The Floating Lightbulb, which probably would have been much better with a number or two thrown in...).
I was fortunate enough to see her one-woman-show, about fifteen years ago. An evening I'll never forget! The audience was mostly senior citizens and gay men of all ages. Go figure!
I saw it, too, in its early stages when it was called "...And Then There's Bea!" and she had a broken foot from walking into the orchestra pit, God love her. She didn't include "The Man in the Moon is a Lady" and I implored her afterwards to put it in. (Even had the nerve to sing part of it, along with "Hard Hearted Hannah! LOL) She did wind up including it though... :-)
I too saw Bea in her one-woman show in London way back in 2003, and she was superb. Shame she didn't do this number - I love this version! She "marches her band out" indeed. Jx
Isn't she a little too old to be singing a number from Funny GIRL ??? IMO this was not her best number, and maybe it's a good thing the band drowned her out.
Honey, I just turned 63 years old and I sing this song to myself in the mirror every morning!A girl has got to get her day started!BrianB
God help the musical conductor who cut her off on the very last word. OMG. How lucky he was that this was a live broadcast and she couldn't jump down off the stage and kill him.