Posts Tagged ‘Rhythm of Life’

Royal Exchange Theatre Presents: Sweet Charity

MRE 1024x755 Royal Exchange Theatre Presents: Sweet CharityThe Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester UK Presents Cy Coleman, Dorothy Fields, Neil Simon, and Bob Fosse‘s hit musical Sweet Charity: December 3 – January 28th. With a score full of big numbers (Big Spender, Rhythm of Life, If My Friends Could See Me Now) this Broadway classic will be brought roaring into the Exchange this Christmas by the team behind our hit production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Click HERE for tickets and info.

Sweet Charity is one of the best musicals ever written and defined a decade. Audiences can expect brilliant performances, stunning choreography – and brass. Lots of brass… I can’t stop listening to the score – it’s hit after hit. Every department at the Exchange pulled out all the stops for LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, and I can’t wait to work with them all again.” Derek Bond, Director

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Diana Ross and the Temptations – Rhythm of Life

(click song title above to listen)

Motown first released Anthology: The Best of The Supremes in 1974. It quickly sold over a million copies and the label would go on to release revised editions in 1986, 1995, and 2001. This week’s Top Tune “Rhythm of Life” was added to the 2001 collection which Rolling Stone Magazine called one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

In 1968, two Motown supergroups; The Supremes and The Temptations, appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show to promote their upcoming projects singing each others’ songs. The Supremes sang “My Girl” with the Temptations singing “Stop in the Name of Love”. The union was so successful that it launched four separate high profile projects.

This week’s performance first appeared in the 1969 tv special, Diana Ross and The Supremes & The Temptations on Broadway. In the show, Diana Ross joins The Temptations acting and singing in musical comedy sketches from hit shows of the era. The tune was written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields and also appeared in the Oscar-nominated score of Sweet Charity of the same year. The film version was sung by Sammy Davis Jr. You can check out Sammy’s rockin’ version in this award winning advert for Guinness Stout HERE.

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