Broadway Baby by -Bev-

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Broadway Baby

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Bernadette Peters

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-Bev-LEVEL 106

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Sometimes when I close my eyes, I can't see! LOL!

A JOURNEY OF SONG AND DANCE

I chose this song for this round as it reminds me of my time when I use to tread the boards in the theatre...I so loved my time back then...Learning the dances, the script, the auditions...and first night nerves...There is nothing more exhilarating than getting ready for a show...putting on the make-up...costumes and then coming out on stage under the lights... singing and acting in front of an audience in a full theartre... Each year we did different shows...and it was great ...I made lots of friends...and back stage there was lots of cameraderie....we all supported each other...and gave each other encouragement as well as praise...This song reminds me of a musical show I starred in Follies...a Sondheim Production... Hope you enjoy my rendiiton...Everytime I hear this song I come alive yes indeedy!!!

Musical Trivia:

Follies is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by James Goldman. The story concerns a reunion in a crumbling Broadway theatre, scheduled for demolition, of the past performers of the "Weismann's Follies", a musical revue (based on the Ziegfeld Follies), that played in that theatre between the World Wars. It focuses on two couples, Buddy and Sally Durant Plummer and Benjamin and Phyllis Rogers Stone, who are attending the reunion. Sally and Phyllis were showgirls in the Follies. Both couples are deeply unhappy with their marriages. Buddy, a traveling salesman, is having an affair with a girl on the road; Sally is still as much in love with Ben as she was years ago; and Ben is so self-absorbed that Phyllis feels emotionally abandoned. Several of the former showgirls perform their old numbers, sometimes accompanied by the ghosts of their former selves. The musical numbers in the show have been interpreted as pastiches of the styles of the leading Broadway composers of the 1920s ands '30s, and sometimes as parodies of specific songs.

The Broadway production opened on April 4, 1971, directed by Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, and with choreography by Bennett. The musical was nominated for eleven Tony Awards and won seven. The original production, the most costly performed on Broadway to that date, ran for over 500 performances but ultimately lost its entire investment. The musical has had a number of major revivals, and several of its songs have become standards, including "Broadway Baby", "I'm Still Here", "Too Many Mornings", "Could I Leave You?", and "Losing My Mind".

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sicireLEVEL 77

Comment by sicireGOLD

Wise men speak because they have something to say, fools because they have to say something. PLATO

Exciting life for sure Bev. I was a "backstage baby"...a Dresser for an amazing production of My Fair Lady starring Maximillian Schell and Yvonne Crist in 1994 through Austria and Germany...and then with Sunset BLVD (In German at a purpose-built theater near Wiesbaden, for the big sets) with Andrew Lloyd Webber's company for a year... I just watched rehearsals while my ex played violin in the orchestra pit...and once on stage. I would NEVER be ON STAGE like you, PERFORMING. But I can see why YOU COULD!! Another excellent rendition...with Personality and Professional quality!!

lazarus57LEVEL 69

Comment by lazarus57PATRON

Bev a great choice here. A beautiful story. Very rewarding. A super vocal performance. I enjoyed my listen.

happyseniorLEVEL 68

Comment by happyseniorGOLD

Totally inspiring to listen to you sing this genre of music. Every note and lyric is special in my eyes. Loving this very much! So professional and why do I think of Judy Garland as I am listening.

APH

Comment by APHGOLD

Well Beverley my girl that was an awesome performance. Great vocals telling the story very clearly as we enjoy our listen and travel along the song with you. Top of the pile,well done dear lady.
Take care
Tony

Michael57LEVEL 86

Comment by Michael57GOLD

You've got me a bit envious. I've always wished I had the talent (and the nerve) to be in a musical show.
Fantastic performance on this show stopper!!

Songbird35LEVEL 63

Comment by Songbird35GOLD

WOW Bev, absolutely amazing, fantastic sing, loved it, You made me think at times of Marylin Munro, just that little breathy sound in your voice. Super super sing. x

Bunnykins

Comment by BunnykinsGOLD

SKYFALL - r/bca573e61

I love anything by Stephen Sondheim

You got really have the feel of this song perfectly.

An outstanding sing here hon.

Buns

sulaimanbadrusLEVEL 71

Comment by sulaimanbadrusGOLD

New song to me Bev....Wonderfully sung mf!!
Enjoyed my listen!!
sol~

ChezzabLEVEL 51

Comment by ChezzabGOLD

Hi BEV.
So nice to be on aother JOURNEY with you.
NEW song for me, LOVED my introduction.
LOVED my listen to your AWESOME PERFORMANCE.
LOVE these GREAT OLDIE songs and BROADWAY MUSICALS.
HUGS.

RibbonLEVEL 101

Comment by RibbonGOLD +3

I LOVE MY MUSICAL NOTES! THANK YOU!!!!! r/b0747e179

DermagraphicLEVEL 52

Comment by Dermagraphic

Fantastic Love it!!!!!!!

Mark49LEVEL 72

Comment by Mark49GOLD

She was such an offbeat actress.
Adoreable though.
You are surely giving us a sultry cover.
BRAVO!
Most Excellent

joybeaulieuLEVEL 97

Comment by joybeaulieuGOLD

Amazing my sweet friend. I love Broadway tunes and you have just the voice for singing them. Wow, Wow! Bravo, clapping loudly.
Hugs,
Joy

edgarLEVEL 52

Comment by edgarGOLD

JohnnySilvaLEVEL 81

Comment by JohnnySilvaGOLD

Hello Bev every inch the entertainer sounding wonderful as ever
just sounds your on stage again super vocals as ever awesome sing

donnica59LEVEL 100

Comment by donnica59GOLD +1

I have always had a crush on Miss peters
Incredible performance
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MillenniaLEVEL 97

Comment by MillenniaPATRON

God bless us all in these times of trials! Stay safe n well folks xoxo <3

Hiya dear Bev WOW! awesome sing m/d/f love this great story too. hit the button! God bless n stay safe

smj1946

Comment by smj1946GOLD +1

HELLO, LOVE THIS MUSIC . AWESOME SINGING ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,GOT ME SWAYING IN MY CHAIR ......... TOP NOTCH !!!!!!!!!!!
SHARON

Armybrat60LEVEL 59

Comment by Armybrat60GOLD +4

Bev, Loving This song and Your singing on this BP song
Danny

SHANDEBEL

Comment by SHANDEBELGOLD

PRAYERS FOR A DEAR SS FRIEND PLEASE!

What a good song this is. Well done, Bev....very sexy and sultry. I loved it.