Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Playlist for Sunday May 17, 2015: Ahh, Sweet Mystery of Life.

 The vicissitudes of life have swamped me! And this blog is a day late.  (Horrors!) Well, there is the lawn to mow, dandelions to decapitate, and all those demanding social affairs...ya know? And that's why I'm only 1 DAY LATE.

When people say they don't like Broadway, whattaya say to them? A friend of mine argues that Broadway musicals offer such a wide range of styles, there really HAS to be something for everybody.  Add to that the fact that 2 on the Aisle plays stuff from 1920 thru Today, and you have Range Indeed.  So tell 'em that, will ya? And then mention Kinky Boots.

Which is one of the shows we've got going for us this week. Which brought together the writing talents of Cyndi Lauper and Harvey Fierstein...and which brought 13 Tony nominations, and a Best Musical award (when Matilda was thought to have it nailed down, boxed up, and Fedex-ed to itself).  But then there's also plenty of Gene Kelly, from his movie musicals with Oscar and Frank and Fred.  And a couple of more obscure items from Redhead and New Girl in Town, with Gwen Verdon, from the 1950s.  And then Sweeney Todd bookending it all. 

Well, back to my social engagements. Followed by weed whacking.  :)

Prelude: The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd (Len Cariou, Angela Lansbury,    Company, Sweeney Todd)
The Germans At The Spa (Camille Saviola, Nine)
Guido's Song (Raul Julia, Nine)
Simple (Anita Morris, Nine)
Ti Voglio Bene - Be Italian (Kathi Moss, Ensemble)
The Right Finger of My Left Hand (Gwen Verdon, Redhead)
She's Not Enough Woman For Me (Richard Kiley, Leonard Stone, Redhead)
Erbie Fitch's Twitch (Gwen Verdon, Redhead)
At The Check Apron Ball (Ensemble, New Girl In Town)
Yer My Friend, Ain't Cha? (Thelma Ritter, Cameron Prud'homme, New Girl In Town)
Not My Father's Son (Stark Sands, Billy Porter, Kinky Boots)
Sex Is In The Heel (Stark Sands, Billy Porter, Ensemble, Kinky Boots)
Les Girls (Gene Kelly, Ensemble, Les Girls)
S'Wonderful (Gene Kelly, George Guetary, An American In Paris)
Tra La La (Gene Kelly, Oscar Levant, An American In Paris)
The Babbitt And The Bromide (Gene Kelly, Fred Astaire, Ziegfeld Follies)
If You Knew Susie (Gene Kelly, Frank Sinatra, Anchors Aweigh)
I Want To Be Happy (Jack Gilford, Ruby Keeler, Patsy Kelly, Helen Gallagher,
                   No No Nanette)
Too Many Rings Around Rosie (Helen Gallagher, Patsy Kelly, Jack Gilford,
                   No No Nanette)
Where-Has-My-Hubby-Gone Blues (Helen Gallagher, No No Nanette)
Promises Promises (Sean Hayes, Kristin Chenoweth, Promises Promises)
I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Kristin Chenoweth, Sean Hayes, Promises Promises)
Whoever You Are, I Love You (Kristin Chenoweth, Promises Promises)
Knowing When To Leave (Kristin Chenoweth, Promises Promises)
The Contest (Joaquin Romaguera, Sweeney Todd)
Green Finch And Linnet Bird (Sarah Rice, Sweeney Todd)
Wait (Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Sweeney Todd)
Johanna (Victor Garber, Sweeney Todd)
Finale: The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd (Company, Sweeney Todd)

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