Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Playlist for Sunday, March 27, 2016: Another Hundred Sondheims

We have to wear 2 hats on 2 on the Aisle this coming Sunday...a celebration of all things Sondheim (cuz he turned 86 years young on Tuesday) AND one more session of fund raising. I don't think that's a odd combination at all. Stephen's stuff playing in the background should make all the begging go (like Julie's Poppin-y teaspoon) DOWN.  Sure, Sondheim isn't sweet like Rodgers and Hammerstein or over the footlights/grab you by the throat and force you to wear tap shoes Herman; it's acerbic and self-doubting and nervous and undecided. I like that in a song.

So I had to carve my way thru all 342 of my Sondheim favorites to come up with the essence for Sunday's show. I hope you agree with my choices...tho I'm sure there are gaping holes (only 1 from Into The Woods? Nothing from Assasins? And where's Tony Perkins in Evening Primrose?), but it's only 2 hours, plus we have to leave room for pledge driving around the block, weather, and all things station-y.  Bear/bare with me!

And make sure you're tuned in, because I've got a special CD gift for a lucky contributor that I'll be offering sometime during the show.  You'll be damned glad you "attended" THIS birthday she-bang!  And P.S. Give!  :)

I'm Still Here (Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch At Liberty)
The Worst Pies In London (Angela Lansbury, Sweeney Todd)
My Friends (Len Cariou, Angela Lansbury, Sweeney Todd)
Johanna (Victor Garber, Sweeney Todd)
Free (Zero Mostel, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum)
Impossible (David Burns, Brian Davies, A Funny Thing...)
Agony (Robert Westenberg, Chuck Wagner, Into The Woods)
Isn't It? (Lauren Ward, Saturday Night)
The Little Things You Do Together (Ensemble, Company)
Another Hundred People (Pamela Myers, Company)
The Ladies Who Lunch (Elaine Stritch, Elaine Stritch At Liberty)
Uptown, Downtown (Craig Lucas, Marry Me A Little)
The Story Of Lucy And Jessie (Lee Remick, Follies)
Happily Ever After (Craig Lucas, Marry Me A Little)
Being Alive (Dean Jones, Ensemble, Company)
The Glamorous Life (Audra McDonald, A Little Night Music)
Remember? (Ensemble, A Little Night Music)
A Bowler Hat (Isao Sato, Pacific Overtures)
Pretty Lady (Patrick Kinser-Lau, Ensemble, Pacific Overtures)
Sooner Or Later (Bernadette Peters, Dick Tracey)
There's Always A Woman (Carol Burnett, Ruthie Henshall, Putting It
Send In the Clowns (Bernadette Peters, A Little Night Music)
A Good Thing Going (Lonny Price, Jim Walton, Merrily We Roll Along)
Old Friends (Lonny Price, Jim Walton, Ann Morrison, Merrily We Roll Along)
Not A Day Goes By (Jim Walton, Merrily We Roll Along)
Finishing The Hat (Mandy Patinkin, Sunday In The Park With George)
We Do Not Belong Together (Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters, Sunday
       In The Park...)
Losing My Mind (Barbara Cook, Follies)
Side By Side By Side (Dean Jones, Ensemble, Company)

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