WEEK 43 / 17 – 23 APRIL 2015

295 FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2015

Who’s That Woman? Terri White

061 Follies (New Broadway Cast Recording)

Often I wonder how I could have gone on for so long without knowing anything about Sondheim’s “Follies”. I only discovered it four years ago. Of all the songs from the show, Who’s That Woman is one of my favourites. A group of old showgirls and their former selves gather once more on the stage to do their signature number from thirty years ago.

I recognised Terri White as one of the women who was part of the ensemble of “Liza Live at Radio City”. Her potent voice is hard not to remember. I felt a bit sad when I learned of her misfortunes. Around 2009, she lived on a park bench in Washington Square in New York. Fortunately, a good Samaritan lent her a hand, and she could put her life together and continue her career in theatre.

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Week 15


Girl of the Moment – Maria Friedman, Adrian Dunbar Top 10 Contender

Lady in the Dark

There’s something so enigmatic about this piece that its melody will haunt you for weeks.

I discovered Girl Of The Moment by accident. One day I came across the 1954 recording of the “Lady In The Dark” TV special; the song jumped out and not only grabbed my attention but also took my imagination hostage. I listened to this song for weeks, trying to figure out who this girl of the moment was, and why she was so captivating.

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