Everything’s coming up Ethel

November 14, 2007 § Leave a comment

So the other day, I’m watching “Sesame Street” with my kids and Harvey Fierstein comes on. He’s passing out noses to a parade of schnoz-less Muppets, selling the heck out of a slightly altered version of a show tune made famous by Ethel Merman in the Broadway musical “Gypsy.” “Everything’s coming up … noses!” belts Fierstein, punctuating his delivery with the broad arm gestures that were a Merman trademark. “There’s no business like the nose business,” he concludes, “but that’s another story” …

Review: “Ethel’s Turn” (The Barnes & Noble Review)

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