All The World’s A Stage: A Global Salute To The Broadway Musical
11/18/96 ~ New York
Hosted by Jane Powell, with Cy Coleman, Barbara Cook (“Ain’t Necessarily So” and “Vanilla Ice Cream”), Nathan Lane (“Don’t Monkey With Broadway” and “Everything’s Coming Up Roses”)), Lou Diamond Phillips (“I Wonder What The King Is Doing Tonight” and “One Night In Bangkok”), Tommy Tune (“I’m Dancing And I Can’t Be Bothered Now”), Stephen Bogardus (“She Loves Me”), Meg Brussart (“Baubles, Bangles, and Beads” and “Stranger In Paradise”), Randy Graff, Timothy Hugh (“Bring Him Home”), Judy Kaye, Natalie Torro (“Memory”-a Spanish/Caribbean version), Lillias White (“The Oldest Profession”), Karen Ziemba, and others. A concert to benefit Variety, The Children’s Charity, and The National Alliance For Excellence. One night only concert celebrating the musicals of Broadway, recorded at Carnegie Hall. Filmed with multiple cameras. (This concert was financed by a Japanese business man named Toshu Fukami, with the proceeds from the ticket sales going to charity. He sings “Some Enchanted Evening” (badly, and phonetically-he probably doesn’t speak English) with Jane Powell, and it seems like this was the true motivation for the concert-even this video was produced by his company. Other than this jarring out of place performance, the concert is great).