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Who's GOTCHA? Liza, Rachelle, Shannon, Pia or Reva?
Last Edit: DistantDrumming 04:10 am EDT 05/22/22
Posted by: DistantDrumming 04:10 am EDT 05/22/22

Our discussion down thread about Fosse and dance revues got me down a YouTube rabbit hole this evening. I ended up watching all of the 'major' performances of I Gotcha. Of course, there is no I Gotcha without Liza and her deliciously filthy original performance in Liza with Z is pretty hard to beat.

But, man, I ADORE Rachelle Rak's performance. She hits every mark, every beat, but she also layers in some fabulous hair-ography. She manages to be super precise and yet feel so free wheeling and wild at the same time -- a controlled burn. Apparently, when Gwen Verdon saw her perform the number she said "She's great. 100% trash!"

So, which is your favorite performance?


Liza:
Skip ahead to 15:40

Rachelle:
in Fosse on Broadway

Bonus - Rachelle tells the Gwen story:
skip to 8:05


Shannon:
on The Today Show

Shannon - bonus:
teaching the routine

Pia:
in Fosse in The Netherlands

Reva:
live on Japanese TV
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