Thursday is the day of the week when we will features some of our favorite cabaret blogs, websites or performers. Today’s website is entitled BlueGobo.com, a wonderful site for cabaret show reference material.
BlueGobo.com is a large repository of “musicals resurrected on video.” At the top of the page are links where you can conveniently browse videos by the title of the show, or by the decade in which they were performed on Broadway. You can also find BlueGobo.com on Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
Here you will find video clips from Broadway musicals from shows ranging from the 1930s up to present day. Visitors to the site are also allowed to add youtube videos or production photos from Broadway musicals here as well.
For the cabaret performer, this website is a wonderful resource for when you are researching Broadway musical songs for use in an upcoming show that you are preparing. You can see some performances, often with the original cast, of famous shows and get a sense of how the material was orginally presented to audiences. Revisions are sometimes made to music or lyrics over time, but you may also find here the original materials that were presented to audiences when the shows premiered on Broadway.
There are some gems that have been lost to much of modern memory that are well worth revisiting. New Faces of 1952, for example. At BlueGobo.com, production information is included as well as the names of the opening night cast, which in this instance featured such luminaries as Eartha Kitt and Carol Lawrence, and some songs by Mel Brooks. Videos such as Alice Ghostley singing the witty “Boston Beguine,” and Paul Lynde presenting “Trip of the Month” are some highlights from this particular entry that you will not want to miss.
This is another useful and entertaining site for which cabaret singers and enthusiasts will want to allow yourself ample time, because you will get sucked into this one as soon as you begin watching the wonderful videos at BlueGobo.com. I encourage you to visit this site!
Here is Alice Ghostley, who also played Esmeralda on the TV show Bewitched, Cousin Alice on Mayberry R. F. D., and Bernice Clifton on Designing Women. She presents the “Boston Beguine.”
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