Product DetailsThe third volume of Broadway's Lost Treasures continues to mine historic stage performances from the vaults of the Tony Award telecasts. For fans who are used to experiencing musicals only through audio recordings, the benefits are two-fold. First, you can see great stars performing classic songs on stage, including Alfred Drake (Kiss Me Kate's "Where Is the Life That Late I Led"), Gwen Verdon and Ray Walston (Damn Yankees' "Whatever Lola Wants"), and a 33-year-old Jerry Orbach (Promises, Promises' "She Likes Basketball"). Second, you can see more recent, fully staged performances of numbers from shows that you may not have seen on Broadway or on tour, including the opening number of Ragtime, Kristin Chenoweth (You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown's "My New Philosophy"), and especially the new generation of splashy dance-oriented musicals such as the 42nd Street revival (the title tune and "We're in the Money"), Fosse ("Sing, Sing, Sing"), Black and Blue ("T'ain't Nobody's Business if I Do"), and Crazy for You ("I Can't Be Bothered Now," though it would have been nice to see one of the bigger numbers like "Slap That Bass" or "I Got Rhythm"). As with previous Treasures, the older performances tend to be minimally staged, one notable exception being the relatively obscure How Now, Dow Jones (1968) getting a set, costumes, and choreography.
Store Comments* Performances: Cast, "42nd Street," "We're in the Money," 42nd Street, 2001; Gwen Verdon, Ray Waltson, "Whatever Lola Wants," Damn Yankees, 1971; Vanessa Williams and cast, medley, Into the Woods, 2002; Jerry Orbach, "She Likes Basketball," Promises, Promises, 1969; Debbie Allen and cast, "America," West Side Story, 1980; Cast, "Sing, Sing, Sing," Fosse, 1999; Michel Bell and cast, "Ol' Man River," Show Boat, 1995; Anthony Roberts and cast, "Step to the Rear," How Now, Dow Jones, 1968; Alfred Drake, "Where Is the Life That Late I Led," Kiss Me Kate, 1971; Julie Andrews, medley from My Fair Lady and Camelot, 1991; Harry Groener and cast, "I Can't Be Bothered Now," Crazy for You, 1992; Chita Rivera and cast, "Where You Are," Kiss of the Spider Woman, 1993; Robert Goulet and Inga Swenson, "Indian Love Call," Rose-Marie, 1982; Cast, "T'Ain't Nobody's Business if I Do," Black and Blue, 1989; Zero Mostel, "Comedy Tonight," A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1971; Ethel Merman, medley from Girl Crazy, Call Me Madam, and Gypsy, 1972; Kristin Chenoweth, "My New Philosophy," You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, 1999; Cast, "Caldonia," Five Guys Named Moe, 1992; Cast, "Ragtime," Ragtime 1998 * Four additional performances not seen on the PBS broadcast: Jonathan Pryce and cast, "The American Dream," Miss Saigon, 1991; Angela Lansbury, "Everything's Coming Up Roses," Gypsy, 1975; Robert Goulet, "The Happy Time," The Happy Time, 1968; Desi Arnaz, "She Could Shake Her Maracas," Too Many Girls, 1972 * Historical information on the original Broadway productions * PLAYBILL® cover art
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