Will anyone 'Take Care of This House' at Pres.-elect Biden's inauguration?
Last Edit: WaymanWong 03:45 am EST 01/19/21
Posted by: WaymanWong03:28 am EST 01/19/21
It's been reported that Lady Gaga will be singing the national anthem at tomorrow's presidential inauguration. But I wonder if anyone will sing ''Take Care of This House'' from Leonard Bernstein and Alan Jay Lerner's ''1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.'' As John and Abigail Adams, Ken Howard and Patricia Routledge sang this beautiful song in the show, which ran for only 7 performances on Broadway. Still, it's had quite a history since then. Frederica von Stade performed it at President Carter's inauguration in 1977, and YouTube boasts other recordings by Julie Andrews, Cynthia Erivo, Jennifer Hudson, Kelli O'Hara, Barbra Streisand and Routledge. Anyone have a favorite recording of it, or any memories of ''1600 Pennsylvania Avenue''?