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Joe Stilgoe – The Rhythm of Life

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The Rhythm Of Life is a powerful beat
Puts a tingle in your fingers and a tingle in your feet

One of our favorite tunes around the Notable offices, “The Rhythm of Life,” is classic Cy Coleman Broadway. An undeniably happy beat drives this tune that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

Written by Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the 1966 hit Broadway musical Sweet Charity, a show that reinvented Broadway, remains one of musical theatre’s most revered classics.

The tune’s iconic 1969 performance was by none other than Sammy Davis Jr. for Charity’s film adaptation. A couple of years later soulful versions by the likes of Motown royalty Diana Ross & the Supremes and The Temptations would hit the airwaves, exposing this classic to a whole new audience.

This week we give you Joe Stilgoe‘s stellar performance from his new album Songs on Film: The Sequel. Flip your wings and fly to Daddy!

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Sutton Foster Stars in Sweet Charity

GettyImages 524220026 Sutton Foster Stars in Sweet CharityMulti-Tony Winner Sutton Foster will star in a revival of Sweet Charity for the New Group’s 2016-2017 season this Fall. With a book by Neil Simon, Music by Cy Coleman, Lyrics by Dorothy Fields, the 1966 musical celebrates its’ 50th anniversary and is one of the most iconic Broadway musicals of the 1960s. The original production was nominated for 9 Tony Awards winning one for Bob Fosse for Best Choreography and would go on to have a long run in the West End as well as many revivals and international productions.

Sutton has spent the past five years in leading roles on Broadway and TV (Bunheads, Younger) and was a Tony winner for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie. The production will be directed by Leigh Silverman (who also worked with Foster in the 2014 staging of Violet) and Joshua Bergasse (Smash, On The Town) will choreograph. The production will run November & December 2016 and will be presented by The New Group in association with Kevin McCollum. Click HERE for more info.

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BBC Concert Orchestra Honors Cy Coleman

34a9a48462c68d07863933cb4d4edce7 BBC Concert Orchestra Honors Cy ColemanHackney Empire London: On July 6th, 2016 BBC Radio 2′s Friday Night Is Music Night celebrates the life and work of the great composer Cy Coleman. Coleman gave Sinatra ‘Witchcraft’; Tony Bennett ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ and Sammy Davis Jr ‘The Rhythm of Life’. He was the six year old child prodigy who gave piano recitals at Carnegie Hall; he grew up to be one of the most successful songwriters and composers in musical theatre winning five Tony Awards, two Grammy’s and three Emmys; his shows included ‘Sweet Charity‘ starring Shirley Maclaine; ‘Wildcat‘ starring Lucille Ball, and Barnum which starred Jim Dale and Glen Close on Broadway and Michael Crawford in London.

Come celebrate the life and work of Cy Coleman with the 60 piece BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by Mike Reed (Barnum, Sunset Boulevard) and a stellar cast from London’s West End. Click HERE for tickets and info.

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Royal Central School of Drama Presents: Sweet Charity

IMG 9796 Royal Central School of Drama Presents: Sweet CharityThe Royal Central School of Speech & Drama at the University of London will take on Cy Coleman, Neil Simon, and Dorothy Fields‘ hit musical comedy, Sweet Charity – Feb 29 through March 5th. Sweet Charity is an iconic Broadway Musical nominated for nine Tony Awards in 1966 and was directed and choreographed by Bob Fosse. The show features the music of Cy Coleman and the lyrics of Dorothy Fields who scored big with standards like Big Spender, If My Friends Could See Me Now, and The Rhythm of Life. For more info and tickets click HERE>

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