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Houston Voice, No. 997, December 3, 1999 - File 021. 1999-12-03. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. April 1, 2020. https://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/montrose/item/7565/show/7556.

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Title Houston Voice, No. 997, December 3, 1999
Contributor
  • Hennie, Matthew A.
Publisher Window Media
Date December 3, 1999
Language English
Subject
  • LGBTQ community
  • LGBTQ people
  • Gay liberation movement
Place
  • Houston, Texas
Genre
  • newspapers
Type
  • Text
Identifier OCLC: 31485329
Collection
  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • LGBT Research Collection
  • Montrose Voice
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Note This item was digitized from materials loaned by the Gulf Coast Archive and Museum (GCAM).
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Title File 021
Transcript 20 OUT ON THE BAYOU DECEMBER 3,1999 • HOUSTON VOICE >- Continued from page 15 'Okay, it's your turn—go, girl." There weren't a lot of rehearsals, either, "because we're all very busy, th-ank God. We only rehearsed about a week prior to it," Holliday said. "My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies" was recorded live at Carnegie Hall on Sept. 28,1998. A portion of the proceeds from the event and the CD go to Broadway Cares— Equity Fights AIDS. The war against the killer virus is close to HoIIiday's heart. "I think that any organization that is devoted to AIDS is close to all of us in theater and dance. In the first major sweep of ail those horrible deaths, we were affected most—the Broadway community, the dance community, the arts. "It got to the point where everyday, every time the phone would ring, somebody was dying. So this is a cause that will never go away for any of us. "I took up the cause after the director of 'Dreamgirls,' Michael Bennett, died in 1987. He left money to AIDS research, but he definitely had dreams that we would keep working to find a cure," said Holliday, who noted that she has "a huge gay following." Holliday was bom and reared in Houston, which she left in 1978. She made her Broadway debut in a revival of "Your Arms Too Short to Box With God." Then in 1981 came her big break: The 21- year-old Holliday created the role of Effie in Michael Bennett's "Dreamgirls." Audiences flocked to Broadway's Imperial Theater to share the joys and sorrows of the Dreams, a Supremes-like trio of vocalists. The show ran for 1,522 performances and brought Holliday a Tony Award. Broadway composers know that a strong first act closer is essential for a show's pacing, Henry Krieger -and Tom Eyen penned a true roof-raiser for "Dreamgirls"—the defiant anthem "And I'm Telling You." When an artist and a song fit so well together, "it becomes your signature," Holliday said. Even today, 18 years after the show's premiere, it remains the song most associated with Holliday. And it's the Holliday selection featured on both the TV and CD versions of the show. (Holliday also performed the ballad "If He Walked into My Life Today" from Jerry Herman's "Mame," but this song is not included on the recordings.) Absent from the recording studio for eight years, Holliday hopes soon to return and add to her five-CD catalog. She has also appeared on "Touched by an Angel" and "Ally McBeal," where she has a repeating role as the choir leader at Ally's church. Though thrilled at making her Carnegie Hall debut, Holliday was "disappointed" that the show was not more "intimate." "I just thought it was too much power, in terms of loud music, for a place like that. I would love to go back and have less things, like me and a piano, a few small things—but MY FAVORITE BROADWAY THE LEADING LADIES not like a whole big old orchestra of as many as we did." The large scale of the show, she said, forced the singers to "compete with the orchestra." In true Broadway style, there's not shortage of "sell it to the balcony" vocalizing on the CD. Minnelli sounds more like Merman (Ethel) than "Mama" (Garland) as she roars through "Some People" from "Gypsy." In "I Can Cook, Too," DeLaria shows why her role as a female cabby in the recent revival of Bernstein's "On the Town" made her the talk of the town. And the CD and TV show both include Elaine Stritch's electrifying rendition of "The Ladies Who Lunch" from Stephen Sondheim's "Company." A tribute to afternoons whiled away in boozy indolence, the song was covered by Barbra Streisand in 1985 and has long been a gay brunch favorite. E My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies Dec. 6, 8:30 p.m. KUHT Channel 8 magazines paperbacks smoking items ADULT NOVELTIES • ADULT GAMES • PERSONAL ITEMS SOMETMrfG F0% /IU UFE37YCE3 VIDEOS RENTALS & SALES ALL RATINGS .0 MEMBERSHIP CLUIJ gjJOIN TODAY!!! id. viaeo wa*e-tt-*«ng «aa»-e«i PRIVATE ROOMS SCREENS CONTINUOUSLY OPERATE • NO TOKENS NEEDED ADMISSION FEE REQUIRED STAY AS LONG AS YOU'D LIKE
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