Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Playlist for Sunday, May 22, 2016: What's YOUR middle name?

Let's focus, people. We got Broadway to Do. Get serious. Well...sorta.

We start with Hugh Jackman (drool), who though he periodically has 5 inch nails sprouting from his knuckles and deadlifts 350 lbs., can also sing a damn good baritone, tap dance, act, and in general "take the stage"...whatta hunk. He took that stage in 2003 with The Boy From Oz, and awed audiences from Liz Smith to...well, me. Today that music can feel 80s-esque, so I don't play it often, but in small doses, I can remember (fondly) his Peter Allen gyrations. I mean, performance. A-hem.

Dreamy Audra takes the stage, too: 2 sets of Stars and the Moon, Way Back To Paradise, Migratory V, and Baltimor-ian narcissistic alcoholic waiters (who think they're French, but they're not). Her middle name is now "6 time Tony Winner!" And then there's Carol, as in Channing...tho she ain't exactly dreamy. More LOUD. And Bernadette, always classy.

Then a cheesey theme or two, some Pump Boys, some Me and My Girl...and a new found favorite: The Last Five Years, with quirky/wordy songs about Shiksa Goddesses and Summers in Ohio with gay midgets playing Tevye and Porgy.

Non-sequitur is MY middle name. :)

Everything Old Is New Again (Hugh Jackman, The Boy From Oz)
A Summer In Ohio (Sherie Rene Scott, The Last Five Years)
Shiksa Goddess (Norbert Leo Butz, The Last Five Years)
Still Hurting (Sherie Rene Scott, The Last Five Years)
When A Woman Loves A Man (Audra McDonald, Lady Day At Emerson's Bar 
       And Grill)
Stars And The Moon (Audra McDonald, Songs For A New World)
Way Back To Paradise (Audra McDonald, Marie Christine)
A Little Girl From Little Rock (Carol Channing, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
I Put My Hand In (Carol Channing, Ensemble, Hello Dolly!)
Jazz Baby (Carol Channing, Thoroughly Modern Millie)
Me And My Girl (Robert Lindsay, Ensemble, Me And My Girl)
Take It On The Chin (Maryann Plunkett, Me And My Girl)
The Lambeth Walk (Robert Lindsay, Ensemble, Me And My Girl)
Migratory V (Audra McDonald, Saturn Returns)
Baltimore (Audra McDonald, Go Back Home)
Make Someone Happy (Audra McDonald, Do Re Mi)
Necessity (Delores Martin, The Lyn Murray Singers, Finian's Rainbow)
Sensitivity (Jane White, Robert Weil, Once Upon A Mattress)
Opportunity (Herndon Lackey, Jane Powell, Bounce)
Masculinity (Gene Barry, Ensemble, La Cage Aux Folles)
Femininity (Hayley Mills, Deborah Walley, Summer Magic)
Old Folks (Ensemble, 70, Girls, 70)
Over The Hill (Penelope Milford, Shenandoah)
That Dirty Old Man (Ruth Kobart, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To
         To The Forum)
Only An Older Woman (Isabel Keating, Hugh Jackman, The Boy From Oz)
You Could Drive A Person Crazy (Bernadette Peters, Sondheim, Etc: Live At
         Carnegie Hall)
Unexpected Song (Bernadette Peters, Sondheim, Etc: Live At Carnegie Hall)
Time Heals Everything (Bernadette Peters, Mack & Mabel)
Pump Boys (Male Ensemble, Pump Boys And Dinettes)
Be Good Or Be Gone (Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, Pump Boys And Dinettes)
Farmer Tan (Mark Hardwick, Ensemble, Pump Boys And Dinettes)
Closing Time (Company, Pump Boys And Dinettes)

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