Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Playlist for Sunday, May 14, 2017: Who Ordered The Mai Tai?

News Flash ("Extra! Extra! Just look at the headlines!"): Dolly's back (please tell her HELLO from me!), Joey's going away (said he's getting way too comfortable in that RV "bunk house" out back), Pearl just let "You Know Who" know EXACTLY where he stands (my guess is, his days are numbered!), and Tony will be here in June with his usual judgement issues, giving each of us the nod or the heave ho... he really needs to discuss these tendencies with his therapist, you know?

So it's all go here! Do let me know what you think of the Hello, Bette...I mean,  Dolly! revival...According to the (quote-worthy) reviews, everyone is ga-ga about her performance and David Hyde-Pierce and Gavin Creel...and it's all "throw your hat in the air" hyperbole. Having NOT seen the show, my allegiance of course must be won over...and away from the Channing/Burns/Reilly/Brennan original. I'm yearning for a cast album that lifts me as much as the original.

YET as I type this, a GENTLE (not 80 mph...hey, we all know what THAT feels like!), WARM breeze is at last wafting thru these old windows (and thru these old ears, in one, out the other), actually feeling like it might really be May. I hear coo doves. I hear the rustle of new leaves. And lawn mowers. And I feel an actual Lazy Afternoon comin' on. All the Dollys and Pearls and Tony Hype may have to wait til a less beautiful day, cuz dammit, don't we deserve a moment to soak this up? I may ferret a lawn chair out of my shed and sit on my lawn! And read Danielle Steele. With a G&T. (She's been asking to come by for free drink for ages.) How's that for decadence? So there, Broadway!  Cool your jets...while I swallow.

Put On Your Sunday Clothes (Gavin Creel, Bette Midler, Ensemble,
       Hello, Dolly!)
Christopher Street (Warren Galjour, Wonderful Town)
Conversation Piece (Edie Adams, Cris Alexander, Rosaline Russell, George             Gaynes, Wonderful Town)
Conga! (Rosalind Russell, Ensemble, Wonderful Town)
Main Title/I Love Paris (Frank Sinatra, Maurice Chevalier, Ensemble,
You Do Something To Me (Louis Jordan, Can-Can)
Just On Of Those Things (Maurice Chevalier, Can-Can)
Come Along With Me (Shirley MacLaine, Can-Can)
Joey, Joey, Joey (Art Lund, The Most Happy Fella)
Lazy Afternoon (Kaye Ballard, The Golden Apple)
I Wants To Stay Here (Lena Horne, Porgy & Bess)
Playing Nancy (Rebecca Faulkenberry, Groundhog Day)
What More Can I Say (Christian Borle, Falsettos)
Waving Through A Window (Ben Platt, Dear Evan Hansen)
A Woman's Prerogative (Pearl Bailey, St. Louis Woman)
One Man (Pearl Bailey, House Of Flowers)
Legalize My Name (St. Louis Woman, Pearl Bailey)
You Can Be Replaced (Pearl Bailey, For Adults Only)
Before The Parade Passes By (Pearl Bailey, Hello, Dolly!)
Waiting, Waiting (Nancy Walker, Do Re Mi)
Waitin' (Dolores Harper, Ada Moore, Enid Mosier, House Of Flowers)
Just You Wait (Julie Andrews, My Fair Lady)
How Can I Wait? (Olga San Juan, Paint Your Wagon)
Accident Waiting To Happen (Sutton Foster, John Mitchell,
       The Drowsy Chaperone)
Waiting Trio (Robert Roznowski, Jennifer Simard, Melissa Weil,
       I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change)
Waiting In The Dark (Jeff Blumenkrantz, Murder For Two)
Waiting For You (David Josefsberg, Brynne O'Malley, Rob McClure,
      Honeymoon In Vegas)
I Put My Hand In (Bette Midler, Hello, Dolly!)
It Takes A Woman (David Hyde-Pierce, Hello, Dolly!)
Hello, Dolly! (Bette Midler, Company, Hello, Dolly!)

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