A Glorious Gathering Of Musical Stars!
It was held in CARNEGIE HALL
on the night of May 28th, 1988 in tribute and commemoration of the composer.
“Irving Berlin's 100th Birthday Celebration”
Following is the list of artists and songs performed in this 90 + minute TV special:
HOSTS include S. MacLaine, W. Cronkite, Jerome Robbins, Morton Gould....more
* Shirley MacLaine: -'Let Me Sing & I'm Happy'
*Nell Carter - Michael Feinstein:-'Everybody Step',
'I Love A Piano', 'Alexander's Ragtime Band'
* Jerry Orbach -Maureen McGovern:- 'Play A Simple Melody',
'A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody', 'The Song Is Ended', 'Easter Parade'
*Willie Nelson:- 'Blue Skies'
* Madeline Kahn 'You'd Be Surprised'
*Ray Charles /Raelettes:-'How Deep Is The Ocean?', 'What'll I Do?'
*Joe Williams -Billy Eckstine -Diane Schuur:- 'Let Yourself Go', 'Marie', 'All By Myself', 'Change Partners', 'Cheek To Cheek', 'Say It With Music'
* Bea Arthur “ I't's Lovely Day Today”, “The Hostess With the Mostess”, and joins in with
*Barry Bostwick and Maryann Plunket in a medley of songs from “ Annie Get Your Gun”
*Rosemary Clooney:-'Count Your Blessings' 'White Christmas' (See note below)
*Tony Bennett :- 'Let's Face The Music And Dance'
*Tommy Tune ( sings and taps):-'Puttin' On The Ritz'
*Garrison Keillor :- recites 'All Alone'
*Natalie Cole:- 'Supper Time'
*Frank Sinatra:- 'Always', 'When I Lost You'
*US Army Chorus + Marilyn Horne + Boys and Girl Scouts:-
'This Is The Army',' This Is A Great Country ',
'GOD BLESS AMERICA': Marilyn Horne
in probably the most stirring performance EVER!!
FINALE:- Entire Cast: "There's No Business Like Show Business"