Mercoledi Musicale

Perhaps it’s because I’ve been a Broadway Que baby since I was 10 or 11 I always find it funny when people don’t realize that some of their TV and movie favourites were some of the biggest stars on the Great White Way.

Most people recognize Jerry Orbach as Detective Lennie Briscoe on the early Law and Order or as the voice of Lumière in the cartoon Beauty and the Beast. However Jerry had a theatrical career long before either of those roles. He was one of the biggest names in American musical theatre: The Fantasticks, Carnival, Guys and Dolls, Annie Get Your Gun, Carousel (I saw him on stage in those last two), Promises Promises (he won a Tony for that one), Chicago, and 42nd Street. He was a singer, a dancer, and an actor par excellence.

Back in 1962 he originated the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks and at the Tony Awards in 1982 he sang the ballad he had introduced to the world 40 years before: Try to Remember.


The word for September 8th is:
Remember /rəˈmembər/: [verb]
1.1 To have in or be able to bring to one’s mind an awareness of (someone or something that one has seen, known, or experienced in the past).
1.2 To do something that one has undertaken to do or that is necessary or advisable.
1.3 used to emphasize the importance of what is asserted.
Middle English: from Old French remembrer, from late Latin rememorari ‘call to mind’, from re- (expressing intensive force) + Latin memor ‘mindful’.

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

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