Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Playlist for Sunday, February, 14, 2016: You Say Love, I Say...

Just call me 2-faced, but I think I've come up with a cunning plan for this Sunday's holiday, and a rather appropriate one for a show called 2 On The Aisle...

When I thought about a Valentine show this year, I immediately panned the idea of 2 hours of schmaltzy Broadway love songs.  Last year, to get as far away from that idea as a dozen roses and a heart box of bonbons would allow, we did 2 hours of Anti-Valentine songs. You know, the acerbic "You'll Get Yours", "Get Outta Town," "There Must Be Something Better Than This" types.  Well, this time 'round, let's temper those extremes and toss 'em in a salad, equal parts bibb and radicchio (no, no! No iceberg!), and see what happens.  For every creamy sweet, a taste of tang. So Alfred Drake will make us swoon with it, Audra will take that swoon and wrap it in cellophane.  Groucho serenades, while Rosemary and Marilyn ice us out.

So 2 perspectives "on the aisle". It's really the 2 sides of love, anyway. Ya can't have one without the other. Hey...isn't that from...Broadway?

Lovesick (Sherie Renee Scott, Women On The Verge Of A Nervous
A Bushel And A Peck (Vivian Blaine, Ensemble, Guys And Dolls)
S'Wonderful (Gene Kelly, George Guetary, An American In Paris)
People Will Say We're In Love (Alfred Drake, Joan Roberts, Oklahoma)
Let's Do It (Rudy Vallee, Paris)
You Brought A New Kind Of Love To Me (Maurice Chevalier, The Big Pond)
Everyone Says I Love You (The Marx Brothers, Horsefeathers)
Easy To Love (Jimmy Stewart, Marjorie Lane, Born To Dance)
The Man I Love (Leanne Cope, An American In Paris)
Love Of My Life (Judy Garland, The Pirate)
So In Love (Howard Keel, Kathryn Grayson, Kiss Me Kate)
I Love You (Sid Caesar, Virginia Martin, Little Me)
Love Is A Many Splendored Thing (Ensemble, Forever Plaid)
A Little Bit In Love (Edie Adams, Wonderful Town)
He Loves And She Loves (Fred Astaire, Funny Face)
I Wanna Be Loved By You (Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot)
Love Is The Reason (Shirley Booth, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn)
I Loved You Once In Silence (Julie Andrews, Camelot)
Do You Love Me? (Zero Mostel, Maria Carnilova, Fiddler On The Roof)
Down With Love (Audra McDonald)
Love, You Didn't Do Right By Me (Rosemary Clooney, White Christmas)
You'll Get Yours (Frank Sinatra)
Put 'Em In A Box, Tie 'Em With A Ribbon, And Throw 'Em In The Deep Blue
            Sea (Doris Day, Romance On The High Seas)
There Must Be Something Better Than Love (Pearl Bailey, Arms And The Girl)
I Can't Be In Love (Don Ameche, Goldilocks)
I'd Rather Wake Up By Myself (Shirley Booth, By The Beautiful Sea)
Falling Out Of Love Can Be Fun (Mary McCarty, Miss Liberty)
I'm Not At All In Love (Kelli O'Hara, The Pajama Game)
It's A Helluva Way To Run A Love Affair (Shirl Conway, Plain And Fancy)
No One'll Ever Love You Like You Do (Elaine Stritch, Don Ameche, Goldilocks)
I'll Never Fall In Love Again (Kristin Chenowith, Sean Hayes, Promises,
I'm Glad I'm Single (Ensemble, The Gay Life/The High Life)
I'm All I've Got (Michele Lee, Bravo Giovanni)
I'll Be Glad When You're Dead, You Rascal You (Ensemble, Bullets Over
I'm Through With Love (Marilyn Monroe, Some Like It Hot)
I Won't Say I'm In Love (Susan Egan, Hercules)

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