Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, April 5, 2015: Straighten That Bonnet, Judy!

Happy Easter, to all those who celebrate it! A tip of the Easter bonnet to you, with some Judy and Fred promenading on 5th Avenue (Easter Parade!), and a few other gems from that movie. My new favorite from that film is an outtake of "Mr. Monotony," which was deemed much too risque to include in the original picture. Seems that Judy was wearing only the top half of a tuxedo, and lots O' leg on the other half...and they axed the whole number because of it.  Just a few movies later, Miss Garland adopted the outfit as her signature, and then it was just fine.  Go figure.  Anyway, we get to hear this great "shocking" song...just visualize!

We'll also start a new tradition: A Flop Corner. Yes, some real turkeys that spent maybe an hour and a half on the Great White Way...and they weren't all horrid. Like First Impressions, with Farley Granger, who could "sing!" (Note quotes.) And "She Hadda Go Back," from Here's Love, that will remind you of all those Robert Preston patter songs from The Music Man, because guess who wrote it?  Yup, the same dude...Meredith Willson. These are fun little diamonds in the rough, and you'll get to say to all your friends, "yes, of course...Breakfast at Tiffany's...what a debacle!"  You know, stuff like that.

And I can happily announce that Nefertiti (the musical) has been resurrected and WILL PLAY (Akhnaton decrees it!) this coming Sunday. So there's that.

Wishing you a plethora of Peeps, and a cadre of Cadburies. :)

Easter Parade (Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Easter Parade)
Dainty June And Her Farm Boys (Lane Bradbury, Ensemble, Gypsy)
Small World (Ethel Merman, Gypsy)
All I Need Is The Girl (Paul Wallace, Sandra Church, Gypsy)
Little Lamb (Sandra Church, Gypsy)
Thoroughly Modern Millie (Julie Andrews, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Jimmy (Julie Andrews, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
I'm A Jazz Baby (Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Poor Butterfly (John Gavin, Julie Andrews, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Whatever Happened to Me? (Michael Nouri, Nefertiti)
Take Off The Sandal (Andrea Marcovicci, Nefertiti)
Someone Is Here (Andrea Marcovicci, Company, Nefertiti)
A Sleepin' Bee (Barbra Streisand, The Barbra Streisand Album)
There'll Be Some Changes Made (The Boswell Sisters)
Deductible (Betty Grable, Dan Dailey, My Blue Heaven)
Naughty Baby (Jodi Benson, Crazy For You)
Bidin' My Time (The Manhattan Rhythm Kings, Crazy For You)
What Causes That? (Harry Groener, Bruce Adler, Crazy For You)
Shall We Dance? (Harry Groener, Crazy For You)
She Hadda Go Back (Craig Stevens, Here's Love)
So Long, Big Guy (Jack Cassidy, It's A Bird...It's A Plane...It's Superman)
Step To The Rear (Tony Roberts, Company, How Now Dow Jones)
The Heart Has Won The Game (Farley Granger, First Impressions)
Lament For Ten Men (Ensemble, Breakfast At Tiffany's)
A Beat Behind (Bernadette Peters, Ensemble, The Goodbye Girl)
Good News, Bad News (Martin Short, Bernadette Peters, The Goodbye Girl)
Two Good To Be Bad (Bernadette Peters, Carol Woods, Ensemble, The Goodbye Girl)
Mr. Monotony (Judy Garland, Easter Parade)
I Want To Go Back To Michigan (Judy Garland, Easter Parade)
It Only Happens When I Dance With You (Fred Astaire, Easter Parade)
Shakin' The Blues Away (Ann Miller, Easter Parade)
We're A Couple Of Swells (Judy Garland, Fred Astaire, Easter Parade)

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