Posts tagged "elaine stritch"

A little Ethel Merman Broadway "Cocktail" for the weekend!

A little Ethel Merman Broadway "Cocktail" for the weekend!
Since I’m reading a biography of Ethel Merman at the moment, I decided to give you a nice “mixed cocktail” of Ms. Merman and showcase the talent that made Broadway what it is today! “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter! Elaine Stritch on Merman’s Wisdom! Judy Garland and Merman sing a charming medley! THE TITANS: Barbra... Read more »

Steven's Book Reviews: Then & Now (A Memoir) by Broadway Icon Barbara Cook (Harper, 6/16)

Steven's Book Reviews: Then & Now (A Memoir) by Broadway Icon Barbara Cook (Harper, 6/16)
There truly very few memoirs that I can say that I “wished were longer.” Substandard memoirs, especially by celebrities, fall into one of two warring camps: the ones that are catty, overly-gossipy, and sermonic, and the ones that are dull as dishwater, with the personality of the woman at church that falls asleep during mass... Read more »