My Favourite Broadway - The Leading Ladies - Live At Carnegie H details
My Favourite Broadway - The Leading Ladies - Live At Carnegie H
|Run time:||1 hour 39 minutes|
|Rental release:||16 Oct 2006|
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Great idea, badly presentedBy John Jenkins from Aberystwyth, Wales , 28 Jul 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]This is a very poorly presented DVD - it's basically just a stream of performances by various Broadway 'leading ladies' (most of whom will be unknown to British audiences), with hardly any linking material. So most of the time you have no idea who is singing, what they are singing, or what show the song is from, unless you keep going back to the Chapter Index between each song.
Some of the stuff is good though - it's worth getting just to see the wonderful Elaine Stritch performing Sondheim's 'The Ladies Who Lunch' again. 'Life Upon The Wicked Stage' is fun, and Dee Hoty and Dorothy Loudon are particularly good.
Complete song listing: The Beauty That Drives A Man Mad (Tony Roberts and Robert Morse - from Sugar), Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag (Karen Ziemba & Bebe Neuwirth - from Chicago), Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered (Marin Mazzie - from Pal Joey), Man Of La Mancha (Linda Eder - from Man Of La Mancha), Look For The Silver Lining/Tomorrow (Andrea McArdle - from Annie), And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going (Jennifer Holliday - from Dreamgirls), Nothing (Priscilla Lopez - from A Chorus Line), Everybody's Girl (Debra Monk - from Steel Pier), Ain't Misbehavin' (Nell Carter - from Ain't Misbehavin'), Mean To Me (Nell Carter, featuring Luther Henderson - from Ain't Misbehavin'), Fifty Percent (Dorothy Loudon - from Ballroom), Some People (Liza Minnelli - from Gypsy), The Lloyd Webber Love Trio: Love Changes Everything (Audra McDonald - from Aspects of Love), Unexpected Song (Marin Mazzie - from Song and Dance), I Don't Know How To Love Him (Judy Kuhn - from Jesus Christ Superstar); Falling In Love With Love (Rebecca Luker - The Boys From Syracuse), Life Upon The Wicked Stage (Anna Kendricks and the Kit Kat Girls from Cabaret - from Showboat), Down With Love (Audra McDonald - from Hooray For What?), Could I Leave You? (Dee Hoty - from Follies), I Wanna Be A Rockette (Karen Ziemba and the Rockettes - from Kicks), I Can Cook Too (Lea DeLaria - from On The Town), Adelaide's Lament (Faith Prince - from Guys and Dolls), The Ladies Who Lunch (Elaine Stritch - from Company), One (Finale)/End Credits (Ensemble - from A Chorus Line)
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powerhouseBy musicalfreak (31 reviews) from Plymouth , 29 Nov 2007I got half way through this disc and had to switch it off....to order my own copy ! This is not a DVD to be watched once, but like a favourite record, one to be watched and enjoyed over again. One Broadway Diva after another competing (don't tell me they were'nt, it's in their bones ! ) to outshine one another. The result was one powerhouse blockbuster after another. A brilliant display of how these talented women got to be where they are and deserve to remain. A master- class for anyone aspiring to a career on the musical stage, The only thing missing was the blood sweat and tears that got them there...but successfully hiding that is what makes them succeed. Spectacular !!!
Great entertainmentBy a customer from London, UK , 11 Aug 2005If you enjoy broadway show music this DVD provides great entertainment. Many of these leading ladies may be unknown in this country but they are all great troupers who can certainly sell a song.
This is a live recording and there is a great sense of occasion. An added bonus is the high quality of the Dolby Digital soundtrack. My only grumble is that the concert is not offered in wide screen.
Worth Watching Once.By a customer from East Yorkshire , 07 Jun 2005I could be hard to please,
but have seen much better.
Worth watching once.
Lovin that LizaBy jenny randall from London, England , 02 Apr 2005This was an amazing concert, with some great (and not so great, and not so well dressed) performers.Liza was excellent as always. other heart felt performances were the songs- 50 percent, upon the wicked stage, and anybodies girl. I have to write the songs as there was no indication as to who was singing unless you keep flipping back to the index. all this production needed was a quick flash at the begginning of each song with the title, the musical, and the artist and i would have nothing bad to say other than sack some of the stylists!!
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Eder - Enchamting!!By a customer from london , 15 Aug 2004Rent this, even if it's just for Linda Eder's 'Man of La Mancha' performance alone!!
Well worth a look.
I'd have to agree with the overall presenation of the DVD, but I guess you've got to remember this was just a 'one-off' performance ...