Welcome to Episode 20 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up: Good morning, Starshine! We’ve got some wonderful wake-ups. At Intermission, we (sort of) have tea with our friend, cabaret star Natalie Douglas. We chat about her latest album, HUMAN HEART. How do you assemble twelve songs from a huge collection of music into one cohesive work? She'll guide us through her approach and then rip our hearts out in the good way with the album's title song from ONCE ON THIS ISLAND.
In Act Two - one song, three ways; and Cast Party host Jim Caruso joins us in a tribute to legendary performer Julie Wilson. Click through for this week's playlist and a clip of Julie's signature number.
Here's this week's playlist:
- ALADDIN (2011) - Overture
- THE LION KING (1997) - The Morning Report
- JUBILEE (1935) - Sunday Morning Breakfast Time
- HAIR (1968) - Good Morning, Starshine
INTERMISSION: BroadwayWorld called cabaret singer Natalie Douglas's latest album, "a journey of spirit and artistry through the subtle contours of the human heart." She talks with us about her connection with the songs on HUMAN HEART, and we'll hear her moving rendition of the album's title track ("The Human Heart," from the 1990 Ahrens/Flaherty musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND). Learn more about Natalie Douglas and find more of her music at her website, nataliedouglas.com.
- AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (2015) - I've Got Beginner's Luck
- THE LIGHT PRINCESS (2013) - My Own Land
- HI DIDDLE DIDDLE (1934) - Miss Otis Regrets ( renditions by Ethel Waters, Bette Midler and Julie Wilson)
IN MEMORIAM: Beloved cabaret legend Julie Wilson passed away last year at the age of 90. Our friend Jim Caruso, performer and host of the Cast Party at Birdland, joins us. He tells us about what made Julie an unforgettable star.
- FOLLIES (1971) - I'm Still Here, JULIE WILSON SINGS THE SONDHEIM SONGBOOK
You've heard it on the show, now see her do it live - here's the gorgeous Julie with, "I'm Still Here," with William Roy at the piano.
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