Tag Archive: musicals

The Marsh family from Faversham (in Kent, England) went viral with their lockdown adaptation of the Les Misérables song “One Day More.”

Julie Andrews originated the role of Eliza Doolittle in My Fair Lady on Broadway, but wasn’t cast in the film adaptation. Audrey Hepburn, who ended up playing Eliza, caused a scandal when it was revealed that she didn’t sing her own songs. In this video, I walk you through this whole situation and explain how it resulted in Julie’s Oscar.

Bob Fosse Documentary “Steam Heat”

Part of PBS’ 1990 “Dance in America” series.

Bebe Neuwirth in “Chicago”

Did you know that Bebe Neuwirth is a triple threat? Too bad she’ll always be remembered best as Lilith Crane on Cheers. Here she is performing “All That Jazz” at the 1997 Tony Awards.


Arguably one of the world’s finest choreographer/dancer teams in stage history, performing “Who’s Got the Pain” in 1958.

“Mein Herr” by Jane Horrocks

Another number from Cabaret by Jane Horrocks:

“Cabaret” by Jane Horrocks

Until recently, I’d only known Jane Horrocks as the ditzy secretary Bubble on Absolutely Fabulous. But she is a highly talented singer, capable of perfectly mimicking everyone from Judy Garland to Ella Fitzgerald to Marlene Dietrich to Marilyn Monroe. When she starred in Cabaret, if she’d wanted to, she could’ve belted this number out as gorgeously as Liza Minnelli. But instead, she chose to embody one of the core truths about Sally: Sally’s a mediocre talent with limited prospects. She sings at a run-down club because she’s not good enough to make it anywhere else. And that mediocrity is what fuels Sally’s desperation and self-destruction.

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