THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Judith of Bethulia's Charles Busch Shares His Cherished Theatregoing Experiences

By Adam Hetrick
11 Apr 2012


Ethel Merman in Hello, Dolly!

"I think the only way to truly appreciate Merman was to see her live in a book show. There was such confidence and a tough, jaunty comic technique. I was quite young but it seemed like she hardly had to move. There was something almost defiant in her effortlessness. And to hear that clarion bell of a voice ringing right up to the balcony was absolutely thrilling."

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