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Nothing like a dame '97 : All singing! All dancing! All talking! All women!

Author: Eleanor ReissaHope ClarkePeggy EisenhauerErma BombeckWendy WassersteinAll authors
Publisher: 1997.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape : NTSC color broadcast system   Visual material : English
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Benefit performance for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of the Actors' Fund of America, dedicated to the memory of Erma Bombeck, Ella Fitzgerald and Alvaleta Guess.
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Genre/Form: Dance
Music
Video
Named Person: Phyllis Newman; Mary Rodgers; Julie Andrews; Laurie Beechman; Liz Smith; Randy Graff; Mary Ehlinger; Mary Murfitt; Lori Fisher; Mary Louise Wilson; Christine Pedi; Elaine Stritch; Brenda Braxton; Idina Menzel; Fredi Walker; Marcia Lewis; Amanda Green; Marisa Tomei; Judy Kuhn; Glenn Close; Uta Hagen; Zoe Caldwell; Ann Duquesnay; Jody Oberfelder; Jennifer Fuchs; Paula Gifford; Denise Roberts; Emily Schottland; Vicky Virgin; Donna Murphy; Joan Hamburg; Betty Buckley; S Epatha Merkerson; Barbara Cook; Carol Hall; Bebe Neuwirth; Caitlin Carter; Mamie Duncan-Gibbs; Denise Faye; Mary Ann Lamb; Tina Paul; B J Crosby; Stacy Francis; DeLee Lively
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Eleanor Reissa; Hope Clarke; Peggy Eisenhauer; Erma Bombeck; Wendy Wasserstein; Margo Jefferson; Actors' Fund of America.
OCLC Number: 82563887
Notes: Accompanied by house program.
Credits: Presented in association with Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS ; choreography, Hope Clarke ; musical direction, Wendy Bobbitt ; sound designer, Valerie L. Spradling ; lighting, Peggy Eisenhauer.
Description: 1 videocassette (117 min.) : sd., col. NTSC ; 1/2 in. (VHS)
Contents: The opening. "I am woman" / music and lyrics, Helen Reddy, Ray Burton, arr. Wendy Bobbitt --
"There is nothing like a dame" / music and lyrics, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, arr. Wendy Bobbitt ; performed by the ensemble. Includes speeches by Mary Rodgers and Julie Andrews, and an introduction by Phyllis Newman. "Being alive" / music and lyrics, Stephen Sondheim ; sung by Laurie Beechman. Tribute to Erma Bombeck / by Liz Smith. I'm becoming my mother / [written by] Erma Bombeck ; performed by Randy Graff. "Cowgirls" / music and lyrics, Mary Murfitt ; performed by Mary Ehlinger, Lori Fisher, Mary Murfitt. Diana Vreeland / by Mary Louise Wilson. "Stritch" / music and lyrics, Gerard Alessandrini ; sung by Christine Pedi. "Broadway baby" / music and lyrics, Stephen Sondheim ; sung by Elaine Stritch. Oldest woman at Smokey Joe's cafe / performed by Brenda Braxton. "Take me or leave me" [from Rent] / music and lyrics, Jonathan Larson ; sung by Idina Menzel, Fredi Walker ; music played by Tim Weil (piano), Steve Mack (bass), Jeff Potter (drums). Running shoes / [written by] Erma Bombeck ; read by Marcia Lewis. "Running" / music and lyrics, Amanda Green ; sung by Amanda Green with Anna McNeelly, Cyndi Neal, Jennifer Smith. Letter from Hillary Clinton / read by Marisa Tomei. "Flight" / music and lyrics, Craig Carnelia ; sung by Judy Kuhn. The Heidi chronicles [excerpt] / written by Wendy Wasserstein ; read by Glenn Close. [Speech] / by Uta Hagen. [Speech] / by Zoe Caldwell. "Somewhere" [from West side story] / music, Leonard Bernstein ; lyrics, Stephen Sondheim ; sung by Ann Duquesnay with Kate Coffman, Terri Furr, Jennifer Smith. [Speech] / by Karen Davis, president of the Commonwealth Fund. Rock me mama / choreography, Jody Oberfelder ; music, Steve Housepian ; lyrics and voice, Tine Kindermann, Jody Oberfelder ; costumes, Eileen Fisher, Katrin Schnabl ; performed by Jennifer and Hannah Fuchs-Hart, Paula and Jessica Gifford, Denise and Catherine Roberts, Emily and Celeste Schottland, Vicky and Daniel Virgin. "One of those days" / music, Michele Brourman ; lyrics, Amanda McBroom ; sung by Donna Murphy, accompanied by Mark Hummel. Let's face it, not all ruts need repair / [written by] Erma Bombeck ; read by Joan Hamburg. [Song] / sung by Betty Buckley ; arrangement and accompaniment, Seth Rudetsky. Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald / written by Margo Jefferson ; read by S. Epatha Merkerson. [Song] / sung by Barbara Cook ; arrangement and accompaniment, Michael Kosarin. "Brand new dreams" / music, Carol Hall ; lyrics, Phyllis Newman ; sung by Carol Hall and Phyllis Newman. Cell block tango [from Chicago] / music and lyrics, John Kander and Fred Ebb ; performed by Bebe Neuwirth with Caitlin Carter, Mamie Duncan-Gibbs, Denise Faye, Mary Ann Lamb, Tina Paul. "I'm a woman" [from Smokey Joe's cafe] / music and lyrics, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller ; sung by Brenda Braxton, BJ Crosby, Stacy Francis, DeLee Lively. Finale.
Responsibility: presented by the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of the Actors' Fund of America ; directed by Eleanor Reissa ; produced by Maria Di Dia and Carol A. Ingram.

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Benefit performance for the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative of the Actors' Fund of America, dedicated to the memory of Erma Bombeck, Ella Fitzgerald and Alvaleta Guess.

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