To celebrate the return of Broadway, the League of American Theatres and Producers presents a free, star-studded concert at the Marriott Marquis Theatre Nov. 30 at noon today: Angela Lansbury, Bernadette Peters, Seth Rudetsky and more! It's 5:56 am and I'm about to head down to hold my spot. Did you think I would miss this one? Well, then, you don't know me!
Well, that was the definition of short and very, very, very sweet! I had a front row center seat. Bob Martin opened it up as the Man in the Chair, kvetching as usual while throwing in some zingers about the strike. He had a couple of stage hands help him open his refrigerator and out walked Bernadette! She commented that she has been on ice for the last three weeks. She sang There's No Business Like Show Business. She was joined by cast members in costumes from almost every Broadway show. Bob Saggett knocked at the door and came in dressed just like the regular Man in the Chair. He wanted to borrow the Gypsy album which lead to a discussion that you can't just ask to borrow the Gypsy album, you have to specificy which one...lead in for Angela and then finally on came Angela. The audience, already turned on from the get go, went even crazier. She gave us We Need A Little Christmas, and was then also joined by all the other actors. It was a rip roaring, albeit very short time. Yes, it was worth the hours of waiting.