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re: Anyone else feel awkward when she says: "Come...let's go back to Germany in 1929...it's a stretch, but try".
Last Edit: shocktheatre 12:00 pm EDT 10/12/20
Posted by: shocktheatre 11:56 am EDT 10/12/20
In reply to: Anyone else feel awkward when she says: "Come...let's go back to Germany in 1929...it's a stretch, but try". - portenopete 12:51 pm EDT 10/10/20

This connection did not immediately come to mind. I have seen her do "So What" many times. Her patter varies a little, but it does always come back to Germany, New Year's Eve, snow, and survival. And then she sings it brilliantly without fail. I always wondered why they didn't ask her to step in for a month as the landlady in the "Cabaret" Broadway revival (the one with Alan Cumming). I think she would have loved that. On stage, one big number, and voila. Cocktails and dinner.

I have only recently discovered this performance (personally one of the unexpected highlights of this dreadful year). It is one of her very best televised performances. Sure, it's not "Liza With a Z" or "Live at Radio City" in terms of production values. And I didn't expect it to be.

I was impressed greatly with these orchestrations (most especially in the jaw-dropping "I've Got Your Number") and I am going to assume it is ALL typical genius Billy Stritch (who I think is one of the best things to happen to Liza ever). He is a formidable talent all his own.

A lot of care went into this off-the-radar concert. They clearly wanted to have fun outside the States, and it is very possible that the Germany/Argentina intro was absolutely planned.
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