Showtune Saturday: “All I Care About Is Love”

Eddie Pensier writes:

“All I Care About Is Love” from Kander & Ebb’s Chicago, performed by the peerless Jerry Orbach on the 1976 Tony Award telecast.

Billy Flynn was charmingly and winningly played on screen years later by Richard Gere, who in my humble opinion displayed more charisma in that role than in the entire rest of his oeuvre combined. Orbach, of course, became famous as the prototypical New York police detective on “Law & Order”, but it’s surprising how many people outside NYC don’t know about his stellar musical comedy career. If you’re one of them, consider this a belated introduction to this essential theater artist.

About Eddie Pensier

Television junkie, opera buff, connoisseur of unhealthy foods, fashion watcher, art lover and admirer of beautiful people of all sexes.
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4 Responses to Showtune Saturday: “All I Care About Is Love”

  1. peterike2 says:

    Nice, though he didn’t deliver the “Physical love ain’t so bad either!” line with the requisite eyebrow vaulting leer. They don’t make musicals like “Chicago” any more.

    When it comes to prototypical New York actors, my guy is Ben Gazzara, especially his work with Cassavetes.

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  2. Faze says:

    Did you ever notice that there is no full body shot of Richard Gere dancing in “Chicago”? You see him from the waist up or shoulders up, or the feet and legs. But no full frame of Gere tap dancing, despite the publicity from the film insisting that he really did dance in the film.

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