Mama, a Rainbow
Larry Grossman, Hal Hackady
“Mama, a Rainbow” from Minnie’s Boys (Original Broadway Cast)
music Larry Grossman lyric Hal Hackady
performance Daniel Fortus (with Shelley Winters)
Six years ago I had a meeting with Hal Prince. He told me to ask him anything I wanted, and I asked why he kept having Larry Grossman write musicals for him, considering his .000 batting average (I didn’t use the baseball metaphor at the time). He said he was a big fan of this song (from the flop Marx Brothers bio-musical Minnie’s Boys), which he thought was everything a showtune should be. And really, it is.