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"Sooner or Later" - Karen Ziemba and Bill Irwin

I'll be offline for a while, but there will still be daily posts appearing.  Music, musicals, a little sci-fi, some poetry, a link-snack, some Fosse, some Vereen, etc.  The usual (well, except for the poetry).  I'll appreciate and respond to all comments in two weeks.

To start things off, here's a wonderful performance - it starts slow, but keep watching.  you'll be glad you did!

I didn't think it was possible to do a more vampish performance of "Sooner or Later" than the one by Bernadette Peters which I wrote about recently.  However, Karen Ziemba manages.  Or, maybe it's not so much that it's more vampish - it's more blatant.  Anyway... here's a wonderful performance of "Sooner or Later" from Sondheim:  A Celebration at Carnegie Hall.  Bill Irwin doesn't sing a note, but he's wonderful (He's won two Tony Awards, and, along with a Theater degree from Oberlin, he also is a graduate of Ringling Brother's and Barnum and Bailey's Clown College).


Caroline Aquino

I absolutely *love* this performance. Funny - I don't think Karen's performance is more vampish than Bernadette's. I feel that the word "blatant" actually describe's Bernadette's performance a bit better - it feels more "posed" to me. I like both renditions, but Karen and Bill's are much more fun.

M Light

Definitely more fun! (which is not to take anything away from Bernadette Peters' performance) I just watched it again, and I'm amazed at how well they put it together!


This is an older post but I must comment. I saw Bill Irwin's name on the sidebar and had to take a look.

He is a delightful human being, I met him once. Down to earth, kind, funny, sweet.

This made me think of him, a nice memory.

M Light

It's nice to hear that someone who seems so likeable onstage is really that way in person!

Outdoor Lighting Austin

I'm certainly not a Broadway aficionado, but when I watched this on DVD I was floored. Unbelievable performance from Karen, as well as Bill.

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