Posts tagged "jerry herman"

Dystopia Trump: In the shadow of a man who has no use for me, I still sing "I am what I am"!

Dystopia Trump: In the shadow of a man who has no use for me, I still sing "I am what I am"!
“I can’t stand being in this house. In the first place, it makes me terribly nervous. I’m scared to death of doors, locks, people roaming around in the background, under the trees, in the bushes, I’m absolutely terrified.” – Little Edie Beale, Grey Gardens (1975) I am currently writing the words I hoped against hope I’d... Read more »

"Open a New Window Every Day!": A Musical Theater Musing

"Open a New Window Every Day!": A Musical Theater Musing
“Open a new window, Open a new door, Travel a new highway, That’s never been tried before…” Those are the opening lines of “Open a New Window,” a song from Jerry Herman’s iconic musical Mame, starring Angela Lansbury and Bea Arthur. The musical chronicles the adventures of Mame Dennis, a socialite and trend-follower, and her... Read more »