Mary Martin: America's Sweetheart
"Oh, she's OK if you like talent." That's Ethel Merman's tongue-in-cheek assessment of her buddy Mary, who won instant Broadway stardom singing Cole Porter's "My Heart Belongs to Daddy." That was in 1938followed bya dazzling 40-year career that included Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, the title role in Peter Pan, and the first Maria in The Sound of Music. This self-described "hayseed from Texas" could charm the birds off the trees, but her wholesomeness belied a come-hither sexiness. As for her outlook on life, critic Brooks Atkinson said it all when Peter Pan opened: "I don't know what all the fuss is about. I always knew Mary Martin could fly."
Co-hosted by Bill Rudman and Nancy Maier
Featuring Ursula Cataan and Sandra Simon
Presented in cooperation with Cleveland Institute of Music
You can purchase your "Leading Ladies Two-Concert Pass" to see both "Ethel Merman: Loud but Honest" and "Mary Martin: America's Sweetheart" (10/26 at Cleveland Institute of Music) for one low price! Simply call our Box Office at (216) 245-8687. On sale now through October 1st!
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