This sequence from West Side Story turned up quite a while ago, and when Karl Malden died, I took a look at the film version of Gypsy (though the video clip attached to my entry has since been removed, gotta love YouTube).
|Turn off your cellphone when Lupone's around,|
or expect consequences.
Into the Woods was on my mind a few years ago, during a trip to L.A., so we enjoyed several moments in the woods. When I caught the recent revival of Follies at the Kennedy Center, on its way, as it turned out, to Broadway and beyond,
|Dorothy Loudon loses her mind.|
This week's clip has a bit more significance for me, too. Not only is it one of Sondheim's most clever songs (and he is surely the cleverest lyricist ever), it comes from one of his New York musicals. Steve has no problem placing his shows anywhere they need to be placed, but he seems to have a special affinity for New York City.
|Bernadette in Follies received|
lukewarm reviews in DC. They
changed her dress in NY,
and she was a hit.
|The original Company featured a multi-leveled, abstract set,|
reflecting the alienation of New York living. I can relate.
|You could drive a person crazy with those horns.|
|Elaine Stritch took no prisoners in|
the original Company.