“I Don’t Want to Know” – Dear World
Music and Lyrics: Jerry Herman
Martita Hunt won a Tony Award for playing Countess Aurelia in The Madwoman of Chaillot on this day in 1949. Twenty years later, Angela Lansbury took home a Tony for playing the same role in this musical version of the play. In this number, the eccentric countess expresses a fervent desire to live in her own little dream and remain willfully ignorant of life’s troubles.