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Katrina Lenk's 'Something Good' Is Not Your Mother's Sound of Music

Katrina Lenk's 'Something Good' Is Not Your Mother's Sound of Music

Katrina Lenk

The Tony winner for The Band's Visit first landed on the collective radar of queer women playing a lesbian in Indecent. 

A Tony winner for The Band's Visit, Katrina Lenk first made waves with queer women when she played a lesbian in the acclaimed play Indecent. This year, she played a romantic interest for Edie Falco's lesbian police chief in the CBS series Tommy.

Most recently cast in the traditionally male role of Bobbie in Company, like all of Broadway's stars, Lenk's been sidelined from performing in front of a live audience. But she recently paid homage to Stephen Sondheim for his birthday with a version of Sweeney Todd's "Johanna" accompanying herself on guitar.

Thankfully, there's more of Lenk to go around right now. R&H Goes Pop! has released her churned-down, sexy version of The Sound of Music's "Something Good," the song with which Maria and Captain von Trapp serenade each other in the gazebo once they realize they've fallen in love. In this version, however, Lenk is alone and pining.

Lenk's vocals paired with a modern dance routine infused with longing and desire make for a brand-new "Something Good."

R&H Goes Pop!, a YouTube series that launched in early 2019 and updates the beloved music of Rodgers and Hammerstein, has featured Laura Osnes and Jeremy Jordan, Derek Klena, Kyle Selig, Ashley Park, Ryan McCartan, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Ali Stroker.

One performance that previously stood out for queer audiences wasFrozen's Jelani Alladin and Matt Doyle (The Book of Mormon, Spring Awakening) updating The King & I's "We Kiss in a Shadow" as a gay love story.

Watch Lenk below.

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