Bringing the best of Broadway

Bringing the best of Broadway


 The show called Broadway, Our Way, held recently, was a two-hour extravaganza where six superb singers re-created some of the finest songs that people all over the world love so much. The crowd was an eclectic mix of people from all over the City who were really looking forward to hearing some great music. Though the show started a little late, it was worth the wait.

The evening saw some of the finest songs from musicals such as The Sound of Music, My Fair Lady, West Side Story, Camelot, The Phantom Of The Opera, Guys & Dolls, Cabaret being performed by the artistes. These are the scores of Broadway shows that have been landmarks in the history of Western popular music and with time have been recorded over and over giving them a never-ending lease of life. And though it is not easy to compete with these classics, the performers for the night were no less than dazzling.

The show started out by Stanley Pinto singing the song Enchanted Evening from the musical South Pacific. With his perfect baritone, he did full justice to this classic and it was almost as if one was transported to New York. This was followed by Carlton Braganza singing Somewhere from West Side Story. He received a loud applause from the audience as he finished. Among the other performers for the evening were Venkat Subramaniyam who sang Sunset Boulevard and Ol’ Man River; Priya Mendens singing Cabaret and Hello Dolly and Megha Girish who sang Don’t Rain on my Parade. Jacob Ninan was a delight to listen to as he performed the song Can You Feel the Love Tonight from popular musical The Lion King. Nobody missed Elton John as his voice filled the entire hall. The audience had only begun to settle down when they were shook up by the zesty Jerusha Verghese singing When you are good to mama from Chicago.

This was followed by a group performance of the song All that Jazz from Chicago which was the highlight. The evening reached an end with Niharika Parthasarthy and Carlton singing You’re the one that I want from Grease.