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Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh (1998)

A collection of selected scenes from some of the most popular plays produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

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... Herself - Hostess
Russ Abbot ... Fagin
... Raoul / Marius
... Alfie Doolittle
... Old Deuteronomy
Vadim Bondar
Kye Brackett ... Moe (as Kevin Brackett)
... Martin Guerre / Chris
... Desiree Armfeldt (segment "Send In The Clowns")
... Audrey (segment "Somewhere That's Green")
... Fantine
Laurie Holloway
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A collection of selected scenes from some of the most popular plays produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

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The World's Greatest Concert of Musicals


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8 November 1998 (USA)  »

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Great Performances: Hey, Mr. Producer! The Musical World of Cameron Mackintosh  »

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This was Tom Lehrer's first live performance in over 25 years. See more »

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Featured in Loose Women: Episode #13.155 (2009) See more »

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excellent musical confection
24 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

Following on the heels of the audio collection of Sir Cameron Mackintosh's 'greatest hits', with the same name and released in the 1980s, this video is a great record of a selection from some of the greatest musical productions from the late 1960s to now from a veritable who's who of West End and Broadway musical stars.

Highlights? Numerous - I'll stick to just a dozen (in the order they appear in the film):

1 I've Grown Accustomed To Her Face - Jonathan Pryce with Liz Robertson; done before Jonathan played Higgins opposite Martine McCutcheon (or at least when she bothered to turn up)

2 Suddenly Seymour - Ellen Greene & Teddy Kempner; no one was a better or more fragile Audrey than this

3 Unexpected Song - Bernadette Peters; Emma's song of love from 'Song and Dance'; a real belter

4 I Love A Lassie - Jimmy Logan as Harry Lauder; sweetly Scots and a nice change of pace

5 Is You Is Or Is You Ain't My Baby? - Five Guys Named Moe Cast; a thrilling version of the Louis Jordan classic

6 How Many Tears? - Maria Friedman; sadly the only decent song in the revamped 'Martin Guerre'

7 Phantom of the Opera segment - Colm Wilkinson, Lisa Vroman, and Michael Ball; interesting to compare with Antonio Banderas as the Phantom in the ALW tribute video

8 Broadway Baby - Julia McKenzie and about everyone else who appeared in a Mackintosh production

9 Send In The Clowns - Judi Dench; truly touching, just as she did it in the National production

10 Losing My Mind - Michael Ball; a girl's song from Follies reinvented beautifully

11 Being Alive - Bernadette Peters; what a voice that lady has!

12 Les Miz segment; although truncated, always nice to see Colm Wilkinson, Philip Quast, Michael Ball, etc., reprising their roles in this fantastic production

Highly recommended. Any chance of a DVD release in the UK?


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