Tom Bosley hosts a tribute to the American musical theater taped before a live audience featuring dozens of stars recreating their original performances. Among the show-stoppers are Chita ... See full summary »

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Tom Bosley hosts a tribute to the American musical theater taped before a live audience featuring dozens of stars recreating their original performances. Among the show-stoppers are Chita Rivera's Spanish Rose dance in "Bye, Bye, Bireie," Ray Walston as the Devil in "Damn Yankees," Nell Carter singing the Fats Waller classic "Cash for Trash" from "Ain't Misbehavin," Glynis Johns with "Send in the Clowns" from "A Little Night Music," Barry Bostwick from "Grease," and many more. Written by duke1029@aol.com

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24 May 1985 (USA)  »

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This special was originally called "Showstoppers: The Best of Broadway" and premiered on the pay cable Entertainment Channel in 1982. For home video release it was retitled "That's Singing: The Best of Broadway." See more »

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Those Were The Good Old Days
from "Damn Yankees"
Written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross
Performed by Ray Walston
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Some of the best of the best
8 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Saw this on the original broadcast and then was lucky enough to get a tape of the show. It brings together people who starred in the original Broadway productions of some of the great musical comedies of the 60's and 70's. Most people are familiar with the John Travolta character of Danny Zuccho from Grease not realizing it was Barry Bostwick who originated the role on Broadway.

The song Enter the Clowns from a Little Night Music is presented by the original star of the play Glinis Johns. Most people don't realize that song was an add on to the play because they needed a closer for act 1 and they were pretty sure it would be cut in the final production. Another hidden gem was the dance number from The Tenderloin as presented by The American Dance Machine.

If you get the opportunity to watch this gem take it. The only negative is Tom Bosley didn't do any of the numbers from his Tony Award winning play Fiorello.


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