|A close friend was enthralled, while fully admitting that her affection for Diamond informed her take and her take-away. I thought the Macy's performance chose the wrong medley and ended up Branson-generic, the gold lame outfits reminded me of "Leader of the Pack," from back in the day. Anyone else recall that show? Which moved from a cabaret setting to B'way, with a much revised book that allowed Ellie Greenwich to tell her own story, as if "Beautiful" had Carole King on hand. The great Darlene Love got the eleven o'clock spot ("River Deep, Mountain High"), and it featured Annie Golden and many superb vocalists; it didn't last, but was a precursor of this new form.