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My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies 

This film presents highlights of a concert given on 28 September 1998 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Some of the ladies offer songs with which they have been closely associated over the... See full summary »

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This film presents highlights of a concert given on 28 September 1998 at Carnegie Hall in New York City. Some of the ladies offer songs with which they have been closely associated over the years, while others explore the road not taken. There are also a couple of stunts: Rosie O'Donnell sneaks onto the stage and begins singing "Liza With a Z," only to be interrupted by Liza Minnelli, for whom the song was written. Later, the child actress Anna Kendrick sings "Life Upon the Wicked Stage," backed up by a chorus of cynical, strung-out Kit-Kat Girls from the 1990's revival of "Cabaret." Their fate, apparently, is what young Miss Kendrick can look forward to should she remain in her chosen profession! Written by RK

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1 December 1999 (USA)  »

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Soundtracks

I Wanna be a Rockette
(from "Kicks")
Music by Alan Menken
Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Performed by Karen Ziemba and sixteen Radio City Music Hall Rockettes
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15 January 2006 | by See all my reviews

My friends and I still get together and watch this!! We always watch the same performances, because we skip some too. The ones that are INCREDIBLE (maybe some of the best on DVD) are:

Linda Eder: Man of La Mancha; Jennifer Holliday: And I'm Telling You; The Andrew Lloyd Weber love Trio; Audra McDonald: Down with Love; Debra Monk: Everybody's Girl (she had so much fun with this!)

and only if your drunk (because it's hilarious!!) watch Liza Minelli's performance of Some People from Gypsy!!! She's a mess and it's great!

All of these performances are captivating in their own way. I wish they would do specials like this more often. You will not be disappointed!


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