We Think You're Just Sensational — The Essential Angela Lansbury on Disc
11 Jan 2014
Anyone Can Whistle — Original Broadway Cast Recording
All this Angela Lansbury musical stardom was made possible by her performance in the innovative, if unsuccessful, Anyone Can Whistle, and in her first attempt at the form, Lansbury proved she was game to the task. While her character, Mayoress Cora Hoover Hooper, was without the soaring ballads, Lansbury got to demonstrate style and power stopping the show with both "Me and My Town" and "A Parade in Town." It's one thing to be an actor who can sing, but Lansbury's deft panache makes this album a hearty entertainment on its own.
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.