An impossibly young Barbara Cook and Robert Goulet and chorus sing a medley of the hits of the 1962 Broadway season, including A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Camelot, No Strings, and Milk & Honey.
Laura Osnes you came from a shitty reality star search show but you are okay.
They really couldn’t have picked a better Music Man song? I mean really?
Kelli O’Hara why aren’t you just singing the high note from Vanilla Ice Cream? Who cares about this song.
Glenn Close this is not Sunset Boulevard. All I can see is Norma Desmond. Plus you come off as such a Phyllis to me.
Whoa Sutton I love you but “Everybody Says Don’t”? Just why? Was this from Barbara’s cabaret acts?
Patti why are you wearing a collared potato sack?
Audra you take it home baby!
I have no idea what that final chorus song is. Does that make me a bad gay?
Oh wait that’s from Candide. Never mind. Why didn’t anyone tackle “Glitter and be Gay?” Were they worried about shitting their pants infront of the Queen? Ah if only Madeline Kahn were still alive :(
I missed watching this the other night, hence my commentary.
During Glenn Close’s number, I’m pretty sure Barbara wanted to leap from the balcony and give her a masterclass in how to actually sing.
But seriously? Audra is so far and above everyone else on that stage. And I liked Patti and Kelli and Rebecca and Laura and even Sutton (except that I think she fucked up the lyrics), but none of them can hold a candle to Audra McDonald.
I never paid much attention to the musical Irene until I fell in love with Barbara Cook’s recording of this song, added to the 1970s revival of the show by Cook’s longtime music director, Wally Harper.
Take note, writers of musical theater: “I Want” songs don’t have to be whiny or plaintive.