Great American Songbook composer Cy Coleman is the subject of TALKish, The Halli Casser-Jayne Show when joining Halli at her table are Lucie Arnaz, Michelle Lee and Andy Propst the author of YOU FASCINATE ME SO, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF CY COLEMAN and some surprise guests too!
Great American Songbook composer Cy Coleman who wrote the great standards “Witchcraft” and “The Best Is Yet To Come,” the writer of such classic musicals as Sweet Charity, On the Twentieth Century, Barnum, City of Angels, and The Will Rogers Follies is finally the subject of an important biography YOU FASCINATE ME SO by Andy Propst. Andy Propst is a journalist whose career has encompassed work with New York Shakespeare Festival founder, Joseph Papp and Tony Award-winning director George C. Wolfe, as well as five years on-air at XM Satellite Radio’s XM 28 On Broadway channel. His writing has appeared in the Village Voice, Time Out New York, Backstage and the Sondheim Review.
Award-winning actress and performer Lucie Arnaz is the daughter of Hollywood royalty. Her mother, Lucille Ball and her dad, Desi Arnaz were the infamous pranksters Lucy and Ricky on the favorite comedy TV series of all times, I Love Lucy. Ball starred in Cy Coleman’s WILDCAT. Lucie Arnaz built her own career with grit and grind, acting in television, and film, including in THE JAZZ SINGER with Neil Diamond for which she was nominated for the Golden Globe. Ultimately she made her mark on Broadway in a host of productions beginning with the musical THEY’RE PLAYING OUR SONG. She headlined the first national tour of Cy Coleman’s mega-hit musical SEESAW.
Emmy Award Nominee and a two-time Tony nominee Michele Lee starred as the loveable and quirky Gittel Mosca in the original production of the Coleman/ Dorothy Fields musical SEESAW, for which she won the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Award for Best Actress. Lee has been a favorite of audiences since she caught their attention on the 50s TV show THE MANY LOVES OF DOBBIE GILLIS. She made her Broadway debut in HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING with Rudy Valle and a young Robert Morse. Later she joined us in our living rooms as Karen Fairgate on the long run of the nighttime soap opera KNOTT’S LANDING.
Great American Songbook, Cy Coleman, Broadway, Michele Lee, Lucie Arnaz, Andy Propst, Shelby Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show…it’s witchcraft when we look at the life, times and music of composer Cy Coleman on The Halli Casser-Jayne Show. For more information visit Halli Casser-Jayne dot com.
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