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Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Musical Comedy Tonight II (1981) - Star of the month... Juliet Prowse

'Sylvia Fine's A Musical Comedy Tonight II' is a 1981 musical TV special hosted by Sylvia Fine Kaye, and starring Juliet Prowse, Danny Kaye, Jack Lemmon, Lynn Redgrave, Annette Charles, Burton Lane, Richard Crenna, Nancy Dussault, Sergio Franchi, Bonnie Franklin, Joshua Logan and Larry Storch.

The special recreates musical numbers from "Finian's Rainbow", "South Pacific", "Sweet Charity" and "Lady in the Dark". There is also discussion of the various creative aspects of the plays.

Musical program

  • "Overture"
  • "This Time of the Year" (from 'Finian's Rainbow') - Sylvia Fine
  • "How Are Things In Glocca Mora" (from 'Finian's Rainbow') - Nancy Dussault
  • "When I'm Not Near the Girl I Love" (from 'Finian's Rainbow') - Jack Lemmon (with Nancy Dussault)
  • "The Begat" (from 'Finian's Rainbow) - Burton Lane
  • "Some Enchanted Evening" (from 'South Pacific') - Sergio Franchi & Bonnie Franklin
  • "There Is Nothing Like a Dame" (from 'South Pacific')
  • "A Wonderful Guy" (from 'South Pacific') - Bonnie Franklin
  • A conversation with Joshua Logan
  • "Honey Bun" (from 'South Pacific') - Bonnie Franklin
  • "The Greatest Show on Earth" (from 'Lady in the Dark') - Danny Kaye
  • "The Best Years of His Life" (from 'Lady in the Dark') - Danny Kaye
  • "Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians)" (from 'Lady in the Dark') - Danny Kaye
  • "The Saga of Jenny" (from 'Lady in the Dark') - Lynn Redgrave
  • A conversation with Danny Kaye
  • "Intermission"
  • "Hey, Big Spender" (from 'Sweet Charity') - Annette Charles
  • "If They Could See Me Now" (from 'Sweet Charity') - Juliet Prowse
  • "There's Gotta Be Something Better Than This" (from 'Sweet Charity') - Juliet Prowse & Annette Charles
  • "If They Could See Me Now" (Finale) - Entire Company

Watch the entire special here...

Did you know...

  • Host Sylvia Fine Kaye was the wife of Hollywood legend Danny Kaye, who appeared in the 'Lady in the Dark' sequence from this special

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