|T O P I C R E V I E W
||Posted - 10/05/2020 : 19:10:45
Short, but a pretty cool find!
Shinbone Alley, Original Broadway Cast, 1957
|7 L A T E S T R E P L I E S (Newest First)
||Posted - 11/27/2020 : 12:19:11
The "Charlotte and Red" sketch from Ms. Gaynor's special was silly, but RM elevated the material byhis comic timing and vaudevillian turn.
He was a truly versatile performer: comedy, drama, song, dance, musicianship. He could do it all and do it well. It's a shame that more producers couldn't recognize that.
||Posted - 11/21/2020 : 08:40:56
||Posted - 11/19/2020 : 08:55:08
Here's an even better example of Ross's singing. (And I'll never figure out why he chose to make Artie so consistently off key!)
||Posted - 11/19/2020 : 00:38:54
LOVE THIS. I didn't know he sang so well.
||Posted - 10/10/2020 : 13:04:05
Wow, nydiva, that's quite a pinstripe suit!
Thanks to the Admin for the song.
||Posted - 10/06/2020 : 11:00:32
Hopefully others might find the link a pleasant surprise.
||Posted - 10/06/2020 : 09:16:12
I don't have to guess. I've had that CD for years. I even knew one of his fellow cast members!! (A darling old flirt of a character actor named George S Irving)
He had this to say:
So you want to know about Ross Martin? Makes me feel like a scene from "Citizen Kane". He and I worked together in a musical called "Archie and Mehitabel" [note: later changed to Shinbone Alley}. He was an extraordinary actor with a marvelous technique. He could imitate the great British "Sirs"' Olivier, Richardson and Gieldgud - and the Queen for good measure! Impeccably. He was a very emotional man - would tell me his woes and sometimes burst into tears of frustration. We both hated the show but did our best and paid the rent. I was glad he became successful in California and perhaps found contentment at long last. We lost touch at that point but I was glad of our brief friendship.
And I'll go one further: here's a link to a photo from the production http://ross-martin-remembered.com/pics/Misc/Theatre-shinbone1.jpg