“Broadway Baby” July 5, 2007Posted by Jeff in Musicals, Theater.
Three slightly different (!) versions of the song “Broadway Baby” from Stephen Sondheim’s Follies.
Here’s Daisy Eagan, age thirteen, from 1992’s “Sondheim – A Celebration At Carnegie Hall”. The year before she was the youngest person ever to win a Tony, for The Secret Garden.
From 1982, Bernadette Peters:
When Elaine Stritch performed “Broadway Baby” at Sondheim’s seventy-fifth birthday party in 2005, she was five years older than the honoree. After four nominations she has never won a Tony Award, although her one-woman show Elaine Stritch At Liberty won for Best Special Theatrical Event.
Can you decide which version you prefer? I know I can.