12 November 2010
5 On Friday - Dance, Dance, Dance
Turn on the way back machine Travis ... We are going dancing for this addition of 5 on Friday. Everyone can join in by visiting Travis for the rules and to sign in for this fun meme.
First up the dance that made them stars and the song that won the first Academy Award given out for Best Song: The Continental from "The Gay Divorcee" with dancing courtesy of Astaire and Rogers.
First heard in "Gold Diggers of 1935", The Lullaby of Broadway" won the Academy Award for 1935 for best song. It has since been recycled into just about every video and vocal format there is. Here it is sung by the incomparable Jerry Orbach and the dancers of "42 Street" on Broadway.
Those who only knew him from Law and Order maybe surprised to know Jerry Orbach had his greatest fame on Broadway. One role, as the original Billy Flynn in "Chicago" was a particular standout even though the ladies tried there darnedest to steal the show. So if you are going to murder your husband ... do it in style with Bob Fosse choreography. Here are the ladies of Murderers' Row with the Cell Block Tango - You know he had it coming.
Now absolute proof that man was truly meant to fly: Mikhail Baryshnikov in the Cups Variation from Don Quixote
Fall has officially arrived and we are on our way to winter. Let's take a sunny time out for "Summer Loving" from Grease. Bleachers never looked so good.