Hot Clip of the Day: The Prom's Beth Leavel Belts "The Lady's Improving" - A Forever Showstopper

Last updated December 11th, 2020 by BroadwayBox Staff
Hot Clip of the Day: The Prom's Beth Leavel Belts "The Lady…

Photo by Deen van Meer

Each day, the Bbox team trolls YouTube for the hot clip—sometimes it's a brand-new moment and sometimes it's a throwback to an oldie but goodie. No matter what praise hands are shot up, pearls are clutched and the repeat button is hit.

"The Lady's Improving" from The Prom (Beth Leavel with Michael Potts)

Ulterior Motives: The starry Netflix film adaptation of Broadway's The Prom directed by Ryan Murphy starring Meryl Streep, James Corden, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Rannells and Kerry Washington has been released! Before you tune in to the Chad Beguelin, Bob Martin and Matthew Sklar musical about Broadway stars descending upon a small Indiana town to help high schooler Emma bring her girlfriend to the prom, it is absolutely imperative to pay homage to the musical's original Dee Dee Allen, the showstopping Beth Leavel. Beth's Broadway pizzazz was electrifying 8 times a week onstage of the Longacre Theatre. Her second act number "The Lady's Improving" was thrilling! Beth Leavel, we can't wait to see you back on Broadway soon.

Ultimate 🙌 🙌 moment: We love this clip with the interspersed stage clips during the recording of this exceptional song from the show's cast album. One of our favorite moments is the incredible editing at 1:43 when the cast kicks on the perfect accented beat of the song. Our ultimate moment? 2:06 to the end. It is a legendary Broadway vocal at its very finest.