Performers Sing for Fans During Coronavirus – Part 1

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Performers Sing for Fans During Coronavirus – Part 1
Linda Purl, Michael Feinstein, and Melissa Errico

In my efforts to keep spirits up and content alive on Theater Pizzazz and The Three Tomatoes, among other things, I’ve been contacting performers asking if they would make a home-spun video piece, or offer up something musical, that I could put out to their fans and friends during this historically scary time in our lives. I was overwhelmed with responses and want to share them with all the Tomatoes! 

This is Part 1 and includes Melissa Errico whose video piece with Tedd Firth is also a Happy Birthday wish to Stephen Sondheim on his 90th, along with her always lively thoughts on the special lyrics.

TV and film star Linda Purl recorded this on her cell phone with some well-placed purls of wisdom. Her career began as a teen on The Secret Storm and the rest is history. Recently, you may have been fortunate to see her perform at 54 Below.

The incomparable multi Grammy Award winner Michael Feinstein found the perfect song for his friend Stephen Sondheim’s 90th and for his fansas he continues to keep our Great American Songbook roaring ahead.

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  • Sandi Durell

    Sandi Durell is Publisher/Editor of and has been writing, reviewing, producing, having a voice in the theater, cabaret and entertainment communities for over 25+ years. She is a Voting Member of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards; member of the American Theatre Critics Association. Sandi is a producer of Broadway & Hollywood Live! Revues (; has produced numerous Songwriter Events for the American Popular Song Society (APSS – formerly New York Sheet Music Society on which she is a Board member); the benefit CD “Our Heart Sings;” is a producer on the Award winning film “Broadway the Golden Age” (with Rick McKay) and has produced a variety of entertainment events for most of her career. She is a member of the League of Professional Theatre Women, Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU – Advisory Board),100+ year old Dutch Treat Club, The Lambs; an occasional theater “angel” and has had a career as a vocalist-performer. Her column can also be found at

1 Response

  1. Ellen Easton says:

    Vital to Ignore Linda Purl’s misinformed advise to nettie pot. Infectious disease dr’s say NOT to use anything UP your nose as it pushes the virus deeper into the nasal passages to the lungs. Please post to inform your readers. Ellen Easton

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