Paris, high fashion, beautiful music by Richard Rodgers -- this could've also made a good movie. I recall reading an entertainment news item about NO STRINGS in THE HERALD EXAMINER when I was a youngster. There was brief Hollywood interest in making a movie version -- if the Diahann Carroll character could be changed from black to Asian. It never got made.
Go to YouTube and play "The Sweetest Sounds" from the NO STRINGS original Broadway cast recording. That's the gorgeous love song Diahann Carroll and Richard Kiley introduced in the musical.
Leslie Uggams was also a major character in the historic 1977 network mini-series that became a cultural landmark and a ratings champ -- ROOTS based on the book by Alex Haley. It aired on ABC.
My friend Keith Price said that maybe the GOOD MORNING AMERICA team of segment producers is so young that the members don't know about Leslie's ABC connection. I think they're probably so young, they don't even know about Ryan Reynolds' ABC connection. Remember his sitcom TWO GUYS, A GIRL AND A PIZZA PLACE in the late 90s?
Oh. Ms. Uggams is also seen on the hit Fox TV series, EMPIRE.
There you have it. Some Black History, Broadway History and some background on Leslie Uggams before millions of DEADPOLL fans have come to know her as Blind Al.