She's a Right Girl: The Essential Randy Graff on Disc
01 Mar 2014
City of Angels (1990 Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Randy Graff stole (and broke) Broadway hearts in the dual roles of Oolie and Donna, both quintessential "Girl Fridays" in City Of Angels, but more specifically, she probably won the Tony Award for making Broadway history, stopping the show with the tour-de-force "You Can Always Count On Me," in which Graff gave glorious release to both characters' frustrations. This socko showtune has become something of a standard, but no one has ever equaled Graff's appealing combination of a soft sell buttressed by real emotion and enormous voice. The cast album also provides Graff's enchantingly wordy "What You Don't Know About Women" duet with Kay McClelland.