THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Little Women Star Maureen McGovern Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences

Favorite Things   THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Little Women Star Maureen McGovern Shares Her Theatregoing Experiences Playbill.com's feature series Their Favorite Things asks members of the theatre community to share the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.

This week we spotlight the choices of Grammy-nominated singing actress Maureen McGovern, who was last on Broadway opposite Sutton Foster in Little Women and will bring her new concert act, Sing, My Sisters, Sing!, to 54 Below March 10-14. A celebration of women singer-songwriters, the evenings at the intimate nightspot will feature musical director Jeff Harris on piano and Jay Leonhart on bass. Click here for ticket information.

Maureen McGovern
Maureen McGovern

The Light in the Piazza

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Adam Guettel's stunningly gorgeous score took my breath away. Sobbed all the way home. I love the score so much that I sing along with the (great) cast album as one of my vocal warm-ups.

Sunday in the Park with George 

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I love anything Sondheim! Sobbed all through intermission. The first act alone destroyed me! Brilliant cast. 

Lily Tomlin in The Search for Intelligent Signs of Life in the Universe

Whoopi Goldberg in Whoopi Goldberg

Elaine Stritch in Elaine Stritch At Liberty

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Three absolutely brilliant women owning every inch of the stage.

Lettice and Lovage

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Maggie Smith is a goddess and a bona fide wonder of the world in any role she inhabits. Period.

Grey Gardens

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Christine Ebersole - Absolutely - Simply - Brill. 

The West Side Waltz

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It was fascinating to see Katharine Hepburn in this piece. She had a radiant glow about her - not from special lighting - but literally from within. 

'night, Mother

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Kathy Bates is a master class in every breath. 

Cyrano de Bergerac 

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Derek Jacobi's performance left me sobbing so hard at the end, that I didn't realize everyone had left. I was asked to leave the theatre and continued to sob all the way home in the cab, in my lobby and up in the elevator to my apartment. 

Master Class

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Zoe Caldwell and Audra McDonald - a privilege to watch them work. 

A Chorus Line

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A timeless show. Yes, I sobbed from "The Music and The Mirror" to the end of the show and, yes, all the way home. Michael Bennett's re-direction (when A Chorus Line became the longest-running musical) was out-of-this-world brilliant. 

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