1934: Cole Porter's Anything Goes opened in New York and made a star of Ethel Merman
A Who's Who of entertainment royalty have performed on this stage, including Frank Sinatra, Ethel Barrymore, Harry Houdini, Will Rogers, Ethel Merman
, Judy Garland, Jerry Lewis, Harry Belafonte, Bette Midler, Shirley MacLaine, and Diana Ross.
So she runs away from home to become a Broadway star, and meets the Queen of Broadway, Ethel Merman
, who takes her to a Hello, Dolly!
She will make her Broadway debut in 1946 in Loco, and will go on to be Ethel Merman
's understudy for Call Me Madam, star In shows like Sail Away, Company and Pal Joey, and eventually create a hit one-woman show, Elaine Stritch at Liberty.
ere are some great tunes, courtesy of Berlin, including that Ethel Merman
belter ere's No Business Like Show Business - given three dierent treatments in the rst half of the evening, the lovely Moonshine Lullaby, and of course, Anything You Can Do, some nifty dance sequences, and strong chorus work.
One of my favorite Broadway show tunes has always been that old Ethel Merman
number, "Anything Goes,'' and if anything does indeed go on the Great White Way, what can they possibly be doing on State Street that would top it?
Synopsis: How many people can count among their closest friends Ethel Merman
(the Queen of Broadway), Mother Teresa (beatified by the Vatican in October, 2003), Lee Lehman, (wife of Robert Lehman, head of Lehman Brothers), Pierre Cardin (legendary couturier and major show-business force in Europe), and many others?
But one day in rehearsal Ethel Merman
crossed it out for the line everybody now knows: "Sing out, Louise!"
Tony Cointreau (author); ETHEL MERMAN
, MOTHER TERESA ...
starred as Annie and did "what comes natur'lly" for over 1,100 performances
Inept kidnappers nab Bette Midler (in fullbore Ethel Merman
Those "messes" included four failed marriages, including one to singer Ethel Merman
that lasted less than six weeks.