THEIR FAVORITE THINGS: Emmy Winner, Tony Nominee and Nothing Like a Dame Star Polly Bergen
By Andrew Gans
Playbill.com's new feature series, Their Favorite Things, asks members of the theatre community to share ten of the Broadway performances that most affected them as part of the audience.
This week we spotlight the choices of Emmy winner Polly Bergen, who was Tony-nominated for her performance in the 2001 production of Follies and will be seen in Nothing Like a Dame, the annual benefit for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative that will be presented March 26 at 7:30 PM at The Gerald Lynch Theatre in Manhattan.
The theme of this year's Dame is "Their Favorite Things," based on this feature series. "Through engaging stories and songs, favorite performers from stage and screen will take the audience on a tour of their favorite shows and performances, highlighting those unforgettable nights in the theatres that have that influenced their careers," according to The Actors Fund. For more information and a complete list of participants, click here.
Uta Hagen in Country Girl.
Audra McDonald as Bess in Porgy and Bess.
The entire cast of West Side Story.
Ethel Merman in Call Me Madam.
Hugh Jackman in Back On Broadway.
Yul Brynner in The King and I.
Angela Lansbury in Sweeney Todd.
Marlon Brando in Streetcar Named Desire.
Ellen Barkin as Dr. Emma Brookner in The Normal Heart.
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