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Liz Callaway sounded amazing in her show as usual. She sang "Story Goes On" from Baby as her encore and it was so fantastic. I did an "Obsessed" with her about the original ending to that song and why it changed… watch! Because Mickey Rooney passed away this past week, Liz posted part of a TV movie she did with him when she was 19! Watch her singing from "Senior Trip" here.
Liz also joined Judy Kuhn in singing "I Know Him So Well," and it was so good! I'm going to have them on SiriusXM soon to recreate it and I'll make sure to film it. Liz talked about doing Baby and how the show was struggling at the box office. They knew the only chance they had of not closing was if they won a Tony. They also knew that they didn't have much of a chance to win anything… except, maybe, the Tony Award for Best Score. That night, she, Catherine Cox and Beth Fowler were slated to sing "I Want It All" because they were up for Best Musical. Their performance would directly follow the award for Best Score. This was it! Their chance to keep running! Liz said they were waiting to go on and, right before they entered, they heard the Tony Award for Best Score go to La Cage Aux Folles. They looked at each other and said, "Well, we're closing." And then they performed this number.
Oy! There's still more to the cruise, so I shall have to wrap it up next week! Before I go, let me remind you to come see me and Chita Rivera in New Orleans this Saturday. Peace out!
(Seth Rudetsky is the afternoon Broadway host on SiriusXM. He has played piano for over 15 Broadway shows, was Grammy-nominated for his concert CD of Hair and Emmy-nominated for being a comedy writer on "The Rosie O'Donnell Show." He has written two novels, "Broadway Nights" and "My Awesome/Awful Popularity Plan," which are also available at Audible.com. He recently launched SethTV.com, where you can contact him and view all of his videos and his sassy new reality show.)
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