Cher Public

The book of Merman

On this day in 1956, the musical Happy Hunting opened at the Majestic Theater.

Born on this day in 1896 lyricist Ira Gershwin

Happy 85th birthday conductor Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Happy 73rd birthday conductor John Nelson

  • operaassport

    Did anyone see Peter Pan Live!? Caught 15 minutes of it. Couldn’t watch another minute. I take back everything I said about last year’s Sound of Music.

    Peter Pan is not a great musical but can take flight with a star of great personality. Calling Mary Martin. This girl NBC got had less personality than vanilla ice cream.

  • Grane

    15 minutes was about as long as I lasted. I don’t like the show to begin with, and being an
    old horse I didn’t know who Christian Borle was.

    (Brilliant headline, WCO!)

    • Krunoslav

      I know who Christian Borle is but I don’t get why we are supposed to care. Mannered and grating.

  • operaassport

    I’m assuming the casting director has a hard-on for Borle as he was cast in both productions and wasnt particularly memorable in either.

    Ratings were not great which I guess means that America wants to see a big music star even if she’s miscast instead of an unknown.

    • Quanto Painy Fakor

      try this for size:

  • Quanto Painy Fakor

    Tired of shopping for your own clothes? Let Steve Cook chose them for you

    • Buster

      His package looks good in December.

  • stignanispawn

    Eth Merm was an opera fan, particularly of Pons, Sutherland and, I believe, Milanov. I’ve always thought of Zinka as the Ethel Merman of opera ;)