Red Hot And Blue
Louise Gold and Don Fellows starred, at Barbican Cinema 1 on 18, 25 September, 2 and 9 October 1994
One has to say
that these co-starred, on account of this being the show where the famous
It should perhaps be explained that this show is an original 1936 Book-musical, not to be confused with the well known, Broadway, Aids Benefit Concert of the same title from the 1980s/1990s.
The main plot of this musical centres around running a lottery!
Jeff/Mettali - Simon Joslin
Bill/Marine - Garrick Forbes
Warden/Senator Malvinsky - Trevor Jones
Nails O'Reilly Duquesnsne - Louise Gold
Policy Pinkle - Don Fellows
Anne Westcott - Danielle Carson
Kay/Ethelyn - Maria Rawlings
Bob Hale - Neil McCaul
Sonny Hadley - Phillip Day
Arnita/Fat Girl/Grace - Rachel Izen
Peaches La Fleur -
Vivian/Mrs Peabody - Kate Dyson
Olive/Eleanor - Sarah Redmond
Senator O'Shauhnessy - Godfrey Charles
Dugan Decorator - Peter Prentice
Music/Lyrics - Cole Porter
Book - Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse
Original Production Ė 20 October 1936, The
Musical Director - Mark Warman
Red Hot And Blue was the second show that Cole Porter wrote for Ethel Merman, he had previously written Anything Goes with Lindsay and Crouse. It was also the second Merman Show that The Lost Musicals did, having done the third Merman/Porter show Du Barry Was A Lady (1993 Production) †the previous year. They went on to do the last two in the set, Something For The Boys, and Panama Hattie. They also went on to repeat Du Barry Was A Lady (2001 Production).
Myra Sands is one of the regulars in The Lost Musicals, having appeared with Louise Gold in: By Jupiter | One Touch of Venus (1992 Production) | Du Barry Was A Lady (1993 Production) †| New Girl In Town | Something For The Boys | Panama Hattie | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes | One Touch of Venus (2000 Production) , and, Mexican Hayride. They had previously appeared in a concert of highlights from Ratepayers' Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado, and, Camberwell Pocket Operaís First Fundraising Gala, and have since appeared together on the commercial stage in Follies, and, Oliver!; They can also be heard on the album Oliver! (Recording).
Danielle Carson is another regular, having also appeared with Louise Gold in By Jupiter and They also appeared together on Anything Goes - Website Recommended Album, and on the JAY/TER recording of Stop The World I Want To Get Off.
Louise Gold and Neil McCaul had previously worked together on The Pirates Of Penzance film , Billy The Kid And The Green Baize Vampire and Angry Housewives, and would later be reunited in the Lost Musical productions of: Panama Hattie and† 110 In The Shade. They also went on to take part in A Celebration Of The Life And Work Of Dick Vosburgh.
Danielle Carsonís recording credits include The Great Musicals Ė Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens, Magic Of The Musicals, and, 100 Hits Musicals.
Myra Sands may have previously taken part in Thing A Thon.
Gold, Myra Sands, and,
Louise Gold has appeared in quite a number of Cole Porter musicals, besides the Ethel Merman quintet of shows, she has also appeared in Kiss Me Kate, Noel/Cole: Letís Do It, and, Mexican Hayride. However, she has made all too few recordings, the only albums of her singing Cole Porter are Noel/Cole: Letís Do It (Recording) (where she was involved in singing a version of Itís Delovely), and JAY/TERís studio cast album of Anything Goes (recording) - Website Recommended Album.
Links about Red Hot And Blue
Muppet Central/Tibby's Bowl Interview with Louise Gold http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.shtm Although she does not give name them, Louise mentions playing the Ethel Merman parts in The Lost Musicals.