Monday, December 1, 2008

Birthday Girl: Broadway Baby

Another birthday, but I can't resist: I was raised to revere Miss Mary Martin (who might have been 95 today), and I still do.

Want an acting lesson? Watch her here, listening to "Some Enchanted Evening" as if it's the first time Nellie Forbush ever heard it.

It doesn't hurt that Ezio Pinza is singing it about as beautifully as it ever was sung; listen to how that last note, pianissimo, just floats there. I'd have kissed him like she does, too.

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