Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Gwen Verdon & Chita Rivera: "Nowadays/Hot Honey Rag"

From The Howard Cosell Show in 1975, we get Chicago as it should be performed. (Costumes...? For real??) Can you believe it's almost eight years since we lost Gwen? Such a natural treasure. And how lucky are we that Chita is still performing? I've come to the conclusion that Ms. Rivera should receive a standing ovation any time she walks into a room. Enjoy this:

Here's another one, plus interview with Mike Douglas and Hal Linden. The two ladies are nothing short of classy and gracious. I love how proud Gwen is of her flop play, Children Children. 65 minutes, no intermission on its one and only performance. And Chita even talks about 1491, "marked down from 1776." And Jerry Orbach joins in too and performs "Razzle Dazzle."

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