Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, October 4, 2015: That Man/Woman, Venus/Mars Thing

Ahh...Broadway stereotypes!

Man Vs Woman, that's the theme of this Sunday's 2 On The Aisle, and all the old gender myths raise their tangled, unwashed heads.

Primitive? Pretty? A Dope? An Angel? Find one...get one (evidently not with a gun!)...marry one... have one for tossing out your garbage...lose one...never get one back...what the hell IS one, and what can you do with one?  Broadway, in its infinite wisdom, asks and answers all of these questions and more...sort of.  And as you can predict, we have some dated short answers, some WRONG True and False, and the multiple choice....sheesh. Those Sometimes, Always, or Never are a bitch.

So don't yell at me if the lady songs sound unliberated, or if the men are all machismo this and judgmental that. Broadway's range is like our own: Cranky before that first cuppa joe, laissez faire at twilight with the third iced gin. It works.  LOTS of songs, cuz these oldies are short, 2 minute "affairs," so listen in, grit your teeth, and maybe find a new fav(e). :)

You Are Woman (Sydney Chaplin, Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl)
It Takes A Woman (David Burns, Ensemble, Hello Dolly!)
What You Don't Know About Women (Randy Graff, Kay McClelland, City Of
Pretty Women (Len Cariou, Edmund Lyndeck, Sweeney Todd)
How To Handle A Woman (Richard Burton, Camelot)
She Acts Like A Woman Should (Marilyn Monroe, The Very Best Of Marilyn
A Woman Is A Sometime Thing (Harry Belafonte, Porgy and Bess)
There's Always A Woman (Carol Burnett, Ruthie Henshall, Putting It
Who's That Woman? (Phyllis Newman, Ensemble, Follies)
She's Not Enough Woman For Me (Richard Kiley, Leonard Stone, Redhead)
Only An Older Woman (Isabel Keating, The Boy From Oz)
There Never Was A Woman (Don Ameche, Goldilocks)
The Woman For The Man (Jack Cassidy, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's Superman)
Kind Of Woman (Jill Clayburgh, Pippin)
Sobbin' Women (Howard Keel, Ensemble, Seven Brides For Seven Brothers)
One Last Hope (Danny DeVito, Hercules)
Be Our Guest (Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury, Ensemble, Beauty And The
Les Poissons (Rene Auberjonois, The Little Mermaid)
A Girl Worth Fighting For (Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Tondo, Gedde Watanbe,
             Lea Salonga, Mulan)
The Siamese Cat Song (Peggy Lee, Lady And The Tramp)
You Can't Get A Man With A Gun (Ethel Merman, Annie Get Your Gun)
Find Me A Primitive Man (May Devere, Ensemble, Fifty Million Frenchman)
Find Yourself A Man (Kay Medford, Jean Stapleton, Danny Meehan, Funny
Marry The Man Today (Isabel Bigley, Vivian Blaine, Guys And Dolls)
There Once Was A Man (John Raitt, Janis Paige, The Pajama Game)
The Man I Used To Be (William Johnson, Pipe Dream)
What Can You Do With A Man? (Bibi Osterwald, The Boys From Syracuse)
Dirty Old Man (Ruth Kobart, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The
Right Hand Man (Heidi Blickenstaff, Brian D'Arcy James, Something Rotten!)
The Gentleman Is A Dope (Lisa Kirk, Allegro)
What Is A Man? (Vivienne Seagal, Pal Joey)
Better With A Man (Jefferson Mays, Bryce Pinkham, A Gentleman's Guide To
             Love And Murder)
The Man I Love (Liza Minelli, New York, New York)
The Man That Got Away (Judy Garland, A Star Is Born)

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