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Putting It Together (2000)

TV Movie  -   -  Music  -  24 February 2012 (Ireland)
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A tribute to composer/songwriter Stephen Sondheim, featuring songs from his Broadway productions.

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A tribute to composer/songwriter Stephen Sondheim, featuring songs from his Broadway productions.

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There is an "onstage blooper" on the DVD where Carol Burnett stopped the show because her skirt had not been fastened properly and was starting to slip. Fortunately for viewers, it occurred during a show while the cameras were practicing for the performance they would actually record, and it was caught on tape. See more »

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The Wife: A knife would be perfect,
The Young Woman: A gun would be perfect,
The Wife: It's quick and it's quiet,
The Young Woman: At least I could try it,
The Wife: I hear they do wonders
The Young Woman: And you can do wonders
The Wife: With poisonous gas.
The Young Woman: With slivers of glass.
The Wife: There's always the quarry,
The Young Woman: There's always curare,
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Could I Leave You?
(from "Follies")
Written by Stephen Sondheim
Performed by Carol Burnett
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Absolutely Brilliant
14 January 2005 | by (Brisbane) – See all my reviews

Well, judging by the other comments people have written about Putting It Together, there's nothing I can say that is anything different. As the blurb outside the Ethel Barrymore said this is a "Galaxy of Broadway Brilliance".

I first caught this programme on cable, and I thought it was just incredible, the next time it was on I taped it, and showed it to a few people who are also in the theatre business. And they loved it as well and all ordered copies of it. It is probably the best filmed staged production I have seen.

But why is it so good I hear you beg and plead?? Well Stephen Sondheim's songs are deeply moving, hilariously funny, warm, witty, intelligent. He ranks, in my mind, as one of the best lyricists of all time. His songs strike a deep personal chord. His songs are also excellent and challenging to perform. The cast in this production are brilliant as well. Carol Burnett handles the emotional range of Sondheim's music superbly. In the humorous numbers, she gets laughs with incredible ease, a veteran comedy performer, however as the intro for the next song starts, she will display an emotional performance of resounding sadness and bitterness, that breaking tinge that always is the basis of a Sondheim song. George Hearn is also magnificent, performing his role with a cool aloofness and casualness before sinking down into heartfelt soul-searching. However it does have to be said that I feel in a Sondheim production it is slightly more difficult for the men, because the Women end up with the slightly better material. John Barroman is an incredible singer, dancer and the love songs he sings in the show are very moving. However he has been kind of lumped with the straight man role in this show, but he does a beautiful job. Bronson Pinchot is excellent as well, providing the role of the narrator and the singer of the bits and pieces, but he too performances his numbers with comedic brilliance and excellent emotion. His number "Buddy's Blues" is a stand out. And finally, Ruthie Henshall is simply amazing: her stage presence, her singing, dancing, is all fantastic. She projects incredible meaning into songs and is a true stage star. He rendition of "More" is particularly exceptional.

The direction, the musical direction, lighting, choreography: everything in this show is brilliant, and simply done. This show is the living proof that with simplicity you can put on a brilliant show. There's is basically no set, except for strategically raised boxes, no costume changes, simple but effective lighting, chamber-size orchestra, and yet it all works so perfectly and amazingly. It really is brilliant.


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