TURKEY LURKEY TIME ORIGINAL CAST

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He had made such a great effort to make this realistic, but he realized immediately that it’s the first act finale and they needed a big lift up — it’s a heightened reality, the musical, and it hit him in the face. I pulled up the popular YouTube clip of Donna McKechnie leading the original Broadway cast of Promises, Promises in the number at the Tony Awards, closed the door to my office and sat quietly for a moment to clear my mind. Please consider supporting us by whitelisting playbill. Only in Chorus Line have I seen such pride. Plus, how could you not love the song? Here is a look back at some classic moments from previous Gypsy of the Year opening numbers:. Arrangements by Bryan Perri, music direction by Ted Arthur.

All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from November First and foremost, “Turkey Lurkey Time” is nothing more than a dance number. You’re looser, your personality comes out in a different way. Is it the ‘best song’? BobbyBubby Profile Broadway Legend joined: Blocking belongs on the stage, not on websites. The number, in s disco-style, was a showstopper. Sheer blissful perfection capturing everything a dance number should do to a show:

This song is beloved by musical theatre fans across the world and its impact has extended beyond the Act One finale of Promises, Promisesincluding a memorable performance in the movie “Camp” and a recent mash-up with the Scissor Sisters’ “Let’s Have A Kiki” on “Glee.

The number, in s disco-style, was a showstopper. From memoirs by Kathleen Turner and Andrew Rannells to career guides for actors, producers, and stage managers, this crop of spring books will keep your pages tjme.

I pulled up the popular YouTube clip of Donna McKechnie leading the original Broadway cast of Promises, Promises in the number at the Tony Oroginal, closed the door to my office and sat quietly for a moment to clear my mind.

And then, I get it. And it became a dance number.

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According to Neil Simon”we were having some problems at the end of the first act The number was televised at the Tony Awards and also performed in the movie Camp. Donen brought to life Singin’ in the RainOn the Townand more. But I at least gotta try, when I think of all the sights that I gotta see, all the places I gotta play, all the things that I gotta be at” Daniel2 Stand-by joined: It is the best song in the score?

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Perhaps – but if The Pajama Game can sell out a limited run, so can this show if it is staged and cast properly. They got it right but apparently ran out of money. The short clip I find of the City Center Encores! She praised his instincts, saying, “I think one of the great things about Michael was that he could have his thumb on the pulse of the audience, even emotionally. Isn’t it great to watch it and not do it?

Views Read Edit View history. And I remember saying “cool” to myself several times during the number. Mr Roxy Broadway Legend joined: Also, Jerry Orbach has said that he didn’t know how to sing “Promises, Promises” when he was first learning it. The dance shifts into high gear at the 1: I can’t do it well, but I can shout — sometimes even on pitch.

I saw the original and the Tony Award performance only begins to capture the electricity of the number. Read reviews for the production from director Joel Grey, which opened at Stage 42 February I go back to the Donna video with newfound appreciation.

They have relationships in the office. The TV series will be written by the original Mischief Theatre founding members, who will also star.

I think it’s dated in that it would be silly to do it as anything but a period piece–but I think if presented as taking place in the time in which it was written it wouldn’t be dated at all. Schedule of Upcoming and Announced Broadway Shows.

A brief history of Broadway’s iconic ‘Turkey Lurkey Time’

It is hardly the best song in the score, but the staging by Michael Bennett and the performance of it by Donna McKechnie, Baayork Lee, and Margo Sappington makes it one of the most memorable numbers in Broadway history. He said he learned it by listening to Dionne’s version. And she added, “Thank God for YouTube. Musical theatre just opened up for me in a whole new way. Some of the dancers later claimed they had needed regular trips to the chiropractor, so severe was the strain of Bennett’s relentless head-bopping choreography.

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You’re getting the language of these great choreographers, and their great knowledge of structure, their vocabulary. One of the memorable parts of “Turkey Lurkey Time,” which everyone who’s seen it talks about, is McKechnie’s famous double head-pop in the number.

Read reviews for the production from director Joel Grey, which opened at Stage 42 February Please consider supporting us by whitelisting playbill. I just move like that. From memoirs by Kathleen Turner and Andrew Rannells to career guides for actors, producers, and stage managers, this crop of spring books will keep your pages turning. And then as soon dancers were on the desk instead of these secretaries, then it stopped the show every night after that.

Sheer blissful perfection capturing everything a dance number should do to a show: I think all these years, the costumes and lights and scenery obscured my view, and all the dancers on stage at once blocked my vision. Tickets to Gypsy of the Year can now be purchased online at broadwaycares.

Take a look at some of the onstage action. On stage at The Shubert, the number was in an intimate setting and much more explosive. Seth Rudetsky Monica Simoes.

I watch for that, and it is as described. It’s horrifying when you feel that flop sweat and you’re opening out of town. I saw “Sugar Babies” there. When asked to write a special Thanksgiving piece on oribinal legendary showstopper “Turkey Lurkey Time” from Promises, PromisesI instinctively agreed.