The duo's jazzy version of “I Get a Kick Out of You” will appear on "Love for Sale," which is being billed as Bennett's last studio release.
During the past 50 years, Miles Kreuger has amassed the world's largest collection expressly dedicated to the histories of the American Musical theatre and film. I made the 4-minute doc below to introduce you to Miles, founder and president of the Institute of the American Musical.
Next to West Side Story the most popular Shakespeare-inspired musical is, without doubt, Cole Porter's 1948 hit, Kiss Me, Kate.
Beyond "Over the Rainbow," however, The Wizard of Oz proved that Harold Arlen was capable of writing a sophisticated, integrated musical score, creating songs that advanced the plot of a superior story, rather than songs that merely ornamented pedestrian scripts.
He felt like Marlon Brando, and I like Audrey Hepburn. But in the pristine white marble lobby of the grand 1893 Art Deco building, what we looked like, really, was out of place.