Friday, December 25, 2015

Playlist for Sunday, December 27, 2015: Just Waitin' for that Party!

So this is Themes Gone Mad Sunday....well, not really, it just doesn't bode well for the playlists of 2016. First of all, WAIT. Really? I mean, that's a theme? Well, it's absolutely amazing how many Broadway songs have WAIT in their titles (or "waiting" or "waitin'", yeah we DO have to make a distinction there)...I mean, I picked only 7, thereby leaving another 42 for a later, wait-ier chapter.  That's right...we're waiting with Mary Martin, Angela, Cyd, and Leslie. Waiting for...

...the 2nd hour of the show, which is PARTY! Yes, Broadway party songs, which aren't Earth Wind and Fire's "Celebration", okay?  Broadway party songs are Cy Coleman, Lerner and Loewe, long cigarette holders, Doris, Fred, top hats, silk cravats and Rudy. This is an elegant crowd, okay? They have brandy in warmed snifters, champagne in tasteful amounts, they come formally dressed, and never leave a mess.  So THOSE kind of party songs!

We'll even do some "end of party" songs, with Judy singing "The Party's Over" from Bells Are Ringing (Elaine's version, too, if I can carve out an extra 1.5 minutes) and my new favorite (albeit melancholy) New Years song...Tom Wopat's "The Last Night Of The Year." His voice isn't quite as gritty as Tom Waits (hey, more Waiting!!!), but it's a helluvalot more interesting than a Buble or an Elling.  I like character.

If fact, that's my new mantra.  Above all else, Character.

Have a great 2016...and thanks for joining me for all these Broadway shenanigans. XO

Waiting, Waiting (Nancy Walker, Do Re Mi)
Waitin' For The Evening Train (Mary Martin, George D. Wallace, Jennie)
Waitin' For My Dearie (Carol Richards dubbing for Cyd Charisse, Brigadoon)
All You Have to Do Is Wait (Shawn Elliot, City Of Angels)
Waiting For The Girls Upstairs (Ensemble, Follies)
Wait (Angela Lansbury, Len Cariou, Sweeney Todd)
Wait For It (Leslie Odom, Jr., Hamilton)
Don't Break The Rules (Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can)
Someone Else's Skin (Aaron Tveit, Catch Me If You Can)
Jet Set (Aaron Tveit, Ensemble, Catch Me If You Can)
The Ballad Of Sweeney Todd (Company, Sweeney Todd)
Pretty Women (Len Cariou, Edmund Lyndeck, Sweeney Todd)
Johanna (Victor Garber, Sweeney Todd)
Outside Of That, I Love You (Summer Strallan, Tom Chambers, Top Hat)
He Had Refinement (Shirley Booth, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn)
There Must Be Something Better Than Love (Pearl Bailey, Arms And The Girl)
Good Girls Go To Heaven (Sally Kellerman, Breakfast At Tiffany's)
Monotonous (Eartha Kitt, New Faces Of 1952)
Top Hat, White Tie, And Tails (Fred Astaire)
Somebody's Going To Throw A Big Party (Ensemble, Fifty Million Frenchmen)
The Life Of The Party (David Wayne, The Happy Time)
The Night They Invented Champagne (Karen Wolfe, Daniel Massey,
         Maria Karnilova, Gigi)
You Go To My Head (Doris Day)
Puttin' On The Ritz (Clark Gable, Ensemble, Idiot's Delight)
Puttin' On The Ritz (Fred Astaire, Blue Skies)
Puttin' On The Ritz (Roger Bart, Shuler Hensley, Ensemble, Young
Such A Merry Party (Ensemble, Little Mary Sunshine)
Dry (Ensemble, The Wild Party)
Drum Boogie (Martha Tilton dubbing for Barbara Stanwyck, Ball Of Fire)
The Way You Look Tonight (Fred Astaire, Swing Time)
The Hookers Ball (Vernal Bagneris, The Life)
Let's Put Out The Lights And Go To Bed (Rudy Vallee)
The Party's Over (Judy Holliday, Bells Are Ringing)
The Last Night Of the Year (Tom Wopat, Consider It Swung)

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