PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Todd Graff, Writer and Director of Cult Film "Camp," Picks Influential Show Tunes
02 Oct 2013
"Turkey Lurkey Time" from Promises, Promises. My sister Ilene's first show out of college was understudying the lead role on Broadway in Promises — not bad, huh? I was about nine and saw her virtually every time she went on. Great as she was — and is — it was "Turkey Lurkey" that blew my mind. So much so, that years later I made it the centerpiece of my film, "Camp."
Set in the magical world of La Belle Epoque Paris, where fashion, glamour, and passion prevail, Lerner and Loewe's celebrated musical is a romantic comedy about one young woman's journey to find her true self... and her true love.