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DR von LYRIC: Lizzie's new faces

Nov 6, 2013 5:00:00 PM
By julia

 Well....BLO is in its second week of LIZZIE BORDEN rehearsals and things are getting pretty grim - so interject a note of humor (however dark) I propose the following

FALL RIVER HOEDOWN from NEW FACES 1954

   The   fabled review   NEW FACES OF 1952   opened on Broadway , ran for nearly and year and was made into a movie in 1954. It introduced such performers as Paul Lynde, Alice Ghostley,  Carol Lawrence, Ronny Graham  and Mel Brooks

   One of  the  hit numbes was "Monotonous" sung by Eartha Kitt (born in the year Lizzie Borden died
  EARTHA KITT -  MONOTONOUS - NEW FACES ( 1954)]

   and all you lively Bostonians .... who can forget  the incomparable Alice Ghostley?
   ALICE GHOSTLEY BOSTON BEGUINE 

Topics: alice ghostley, Dr. Von Lyric, eartha kitt, lizzie borden

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