Yesteday, I posted a piece and video about Judi Dench creating the role of 'Sally Bowles' in the original London production of Cabaret in 1968. I was also going to embed a recording from the cast album of her singing the title song, but came across something I've decided to go with instead. It's only audio, alas, but then, so would have been the cast album recording.
In 2003, there was A Concert for Peace in London. And appearing at it, Judi Dench re-created part of her performance in Cabaret. And 35 years later, it's tremendous. And from the reaction of the crowd at the end, one could only hope that video of this shows up some day.
Here is Judi Dench singing the bejeepers out of the title song of Cabaret. In that article yesterday, composer John Kander said that Dench " was without question the best Sally Bowles I’ve ever seen in my life" and added, " She filled out the character in a way we have never seen, before or since. She was innocent and knowing, vulnerable and tough." Even 35 years later, you can hear what he's talking about.
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