Theatre Project - Carkhuff 1 Braden Carkhuff Mr. D. Blanck...

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Carkhuff 1 Braden Carkhuff Mr. D. Blanck Advanced Technical Theatre On May 11, 1969, all eyes on Broadway were set on young Liza Minnelli and her first performance of Flora, the Red Menace. After many failed attempts of trying out for the role as Flora, writers John Kander and Fred Ebb finally gave in to her young, unrelenting enthusiasm. Ms. Minnelli was seventeen at the time. But many would say that she was cursed. Liza Minnelli is Judy Garland’s daughter. Critics stated that the only reason that she got the part was because she was the daughter of the famous actress. But, Kander and Ebb stated that her role in the production was hers, not her mothers’. Even though Liza was reassured that they wanted her to be Flora, she still felt as the spotlight was on the relationship with her mother, not her in the production.
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Carkhuff 2 The writers were enthusiastic over their lead actress. They would spend days writing music specifically for Ms. Minnelli.
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