I love this 2014 piece by former performer Grover Carl Swenson about a little known Broadway show: “Take Me Along.”
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By Carl Swenson.
You just had to post a Robert Morse clip! (see the Mad Men article below.) So I hunted down my early recording from one of my favorite B’way shows of all time, Take Me Along. A Jackie Gleason vehicle based on Ah, Wilderness, an O’Neill comedy of all things.
I know you like B’way stuff. Since it’s O’Neill, alcohol figures in the plot of course, lol. Wonderful show with great music by Robert Merrill if you don’t know it. Great cast too! Walter Pidgeon, Eileen Herlie and Una Merkle!
Here’s Morse, playing a 16 year old at age 28 from the cast recording in 1959! The song is called “Nine O’Clock.”
(Note: If you have trouble with the music, click on comments below and try the music player there)