In Uncategorized on June 21, 2012 at 4:24 am

Last Sunday night, June 17, Kay Ballard made her first NYC appearance in decades at Feinstein’s at Loew’s Regency, wowing a packed-to-the=rafters adoring Manhattan crowd that included Frank Langella, Polly Bergen, Jerry Stiller, Rex Reed, Phyllis Newman, Laura Kenyon and other lights. Among so many highlights which included killer-funny impersonations of Sophie Tucker and Mabel Mercer (singing Cole Porter’s DOWN IN THE DEPTHS), she also sang two songs she introduced which she claimed she never did live for differing reasons, LAZY AFTERNOON from THE GOLDEN APPLE (not appropriate in a club setting, she always thought) and Kander & Ebb’s MAYBE THIS TIME, which was written for her, not Liza Minnelli.

Here’s my interview with this imperishable diva:

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