Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Playlist for July 12, 2015: Black, Hot, in a Lunchroom Cup

Another day, another cuppa a joe. Thank the gods, someone invented this drink. It's one of the only legal, non-fat, cool things I drink. It's probably just pretend that it sharpens your thinking, heightens your athletic ability and makes you feel like you're in a Robert Mitchum black and white movie with fedoras and shadows and lunchrooms that sell blue plate specials and another piece a pie. But whatever it actually does to your gray matter, the vibe, the rep, the je ne sais quoi works for me.  So let's celebrate it, with a few Broadway coffee songs...I've played a few before (my favorite "Coffee Break" is desperate, just how I'd be if there was NO COFFEE), but hey, good songs are good songs, bub.

An ode to "Bread", which is almost as good as coffee (from Stephen Schwartz's cult favorite, The Baker's Wife), Five Guys Named Moe fooling around with "Azure Te", and a whole section of Beautiful...rounds out the show.  Of course, we have to do a little over the top Broadway, with Spamalot, but otherwise we'll stay on the down low, like Dana Andrews in Laura, dropping by the automat for another piece a pie. 

You Won't Succeed On Broadway (Tim Curry, David Hyde Pierce, Spamalot)
Magic To Do (Ben Vereen, Ensemble, Pippin)
Corner Of The Sky (John Rubenstein, Pippin)
Simple Joys (Ben Vereen, Ensemble, Pippin)
Everybody Wants To Do A Musical (Christine Baranski, Nick & Nora)
Let's Go Home (Joanna Gleason, Nick & Nora)
Boom Chicka Boom (Faith Prince, Nick & Nora)
Bread (Company, The Baker's Wife)
Buzz A Buzz (Alun Armstrong, The Baker's Wife)
Chanson (Jill Martin, The Baker's Wife)
Over The Hill (Penelope Milford, Shenandoah)
Next To Lovin' (I Like Fightin') (Men's Ensemble, Shenandoah)
We Make A Beautiful Pair (Penelope Milford, Donna Theodore, Shenandoah)
Beautiful Girl (Jimmy Thompson, Singin' In The Rain)
And I Was Beautiful (Angela Lansbury, Dear World)
Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful (Julie Andrews, Jon Cypher, Cinderella)
Beautiful Has Come (Robert Lupone, Nefertiti)
How Beautiful The Days (Robert Weede, Jo Sullivan, Ensemble, The Most Happy
Early In The Mornin' (Jerry Dixon, Doug Eskew, Ensemble, Five Guys Named Moe)
Choo Choo Ch'Boogie (Ensemble, Five Guys Named Moe)
Azure Te (Ensemble, Five Guys Named Moe)
You're The Cream In My Coffee (Ruth Etting, Hold Everything!)
Let's Have Another Cup Of Coffee (Kevin Chamberlain, Paula Newsome, As
                   Thousands Cheer/Face The Music)            
Quiet Coffee (Sally Kellerman, Breakfast At Tiffany's)
Coffee Break (Charles Nelson Reilly, Claudette Sutherland, Ensemble, How To
                   Succeed In Business Without Really Trying)
Coffee, Black (Daniel H. Jenkins, Jon Cypher, Ensemble, Big)
Monks Chant/He Is Not Dead Yet (Company, Spamalot)
I'm All Alone (Tim Curry, Michael McGrath, Spamalot)
Knights Of The Round Table/The Song That Goes Like This (Sara Ramirez, Company,

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