Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Playlist For Sunday, November 6, 2016: Broadway Man Cave

Huzzah!  Raise your flagon, Me Hearties, to Broadway Men! This show is consumed with them. What kind of men? Well, men that got away, men you can't get with a gun, men you meet in Chicago or La Mancha or on the moon. Men you hate, men you love, men you want to marry or stick pins in, often at the same time. Good men, bad men, ordinary men, physically fit
men...SuperMen! There are hundreds (of men AND Broadway odes about them)!

But get this: A lot of these songs are sung by women, and no matter how obstreperous, lousy, or questionable their "male" behavior, these women still want 'em! Or want 'em back. But of course this is just Broadway. Not real life. Not real life at all.

Next week, I promise we'll give equal air time to the ladies...and no doubt a lot of THOSE tunes will be sung by men. Go figure. Meanwhile, revel in masculinity (the Great White Way kind, with tap shoes, buck and wings, and modulations), and enjoy a couple of hours in the Broadway Man Cave.

When You Meet A Man In Chicago (Sheila Smith, Sugar)
Man Of La Mancha (Richard Kiley, Irving Jacobson, Man Of La Mancha)
Life Does A Man A Favor (Tony Randall, The Crew, Oh Captain!)
I'm An Ordinary Man (Rex Harrison, My Fair Lady)
C'est Moi (Robert Goulet, Camelot)
You Can't Get A Man With A Gun (Betty Hutton, Annie Get Your Gun)
Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine (Annette Warren, Show Boat)
Marry The Man Today (Vivian Blaine, Isabel Bigley, Guys And Dolls)
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair (Mary Martin, South Pacific)
I Hate Men (Patricia Morison, Kiss Me Kate)
What Kind Of Man (Debra Monk, Edward Hibbert, Karen Ziemba, Jason
     Danieley, Ensemble, Curtains)
You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown (Gary Burghoff, Bob Balaban, Reva Rose,
     You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown)
Little Boy, Be A Man (Tom Wopat, Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can)
No Man Left For Me (Dee Hoty, The Will Rogers Follies)
The Man That Got Away (Judy Garland, A Musical Anthology)
The Man In The Moon Is A Lady (Bea Arthur, Just Between Friends)
Cornet Man (Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl)
New Man (Ben Vereen, Grind)
My Man Rocks Me (With One Steady Roll) (Eloise Laws, It Ain't Nothin'
     But The Blues)
The Man I Love (Leanne Cope, An American In Paris)
You Don't Know This Man (Audra McDonald, Way Back To Paradise)
One Special Man (Crista Moore, Big)
Physical Fitness (Ensemble, All-American)
A Man's Gotta Do (Michael Mulheren, Bright Star)
The Strongest Man In The World (Bob Holliday, It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's 
I'm A Bad, Bad Man (Ray Middleton, Annie Get Your Gun)
Find Yourself A Man (Kay Medford, Danny Meehan, Jean Stapleton, Funny
Take It From An Old Man (Dakin Mathews, Waitress)
The Old Man (Ensemble, White Christmas)
He's Not A Well Man (Barbra Streisand, I Can Get It For You Wholesale)
The Man I Used To Be (William Johnson, Pipe Dream)
The Boy From...(Millicent Martin, Side By Side By Sondheim)
'Tain't A Fit Night Out For Man Or Beast (Ensemble, Bullets Over Broadway)
Brotherhood Of Man (Robert Morse, Claudette Sutherland, Ensemble,
     How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying)

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