Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Playlist For Sunday, July 9, 2017: Make mine vanilla, with butter cream

Well, I hope you brought enough cupcakes and noise makers for EVERYONE, because July is a huge birthday month in the Golden Age era of Broadway: Oscar's is on July 12th, Dorothy (outstanding in her...) Fields (argh!) comes in on July 15th, and then there's Jimmy McHugh (he was McHUGE!), and Ted Koehler...and Jerry Herman (leading the parade, of course. Throw him an old trombone, maybe even an old baton) on July 10th. So more than the average bear-load of natal days. Like I said, did you bring enough cupcakes for EVERYONE? (Remember, I loathe sprinkles.)

So, that said, there is no way this Sunday's show can be a success. Ever try to represent that many composers/lyricists, whose total song creations (if you were brave enough to add them up) number over maybe 3 or 4,000 songs? I could cherry pick (hey, my little cherry tree actually produced this summer! Wow. And there goes a dog! How do you spell ADHD?) all I like and somewhere (everywhere) along the line, you'd say..."But you left out my favorite song, Kim, you rat!" Well, complain. I'll drop it in next week, and the week after that and the week after that, til 2030. Just see this as a slice of the Broadway pie, one measly pepperoni in the deep-dish pizza of entertainment, the butter-cream frosting on the cupcake...which you WILL BRING, right????

"See ya", on Sunday!

Before The Parade Passes By (Carol Channing, Company, Hello, Dolly!)
Look Who's In Love (Richard Kiley, Gwen Verdon, Redhead)
Charity's Soliloquy (Gwen Verdon, Sweet Charity)
Nobody Does It Like Me (Michele Lee, Seesaw)
Love Is The Reason (Shirley Booth, A Tree Grows In Brooklyn)
It's Not Where You Start (Tommy Tune, Company, Seesaw)
The Way You Look Tonight (Fred Astaire, Swing Time)
I'm In The Mood For Love (Darla Hood, Our Gang)
On The Sunny Side Of The Street (Judy Garland)
I Can't Give You Anything But Love (Annette Hanshaw)
The Lonely Goatherd (Julie Andrews, The Sound Of Music)
If I Loved You (Jan Clayton, John Raitt, Carousel)
The Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Alfred Drake, Oklahoma)
There Is Nothin' Like A Dame (Ensemble, South Pacific)
The Man I Used To Be (William Johnson, Pipe Dream)
The Gentleman Is A Dope (Lisa Kirk, Allegro)
Stepsisters' Lament (Alice Ghostley, Kaye Ballard, Cinderella)
Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful (Jon Cypher, Julie Andrews,
You Gotta Look Out For Yourself (Scott Waara, Ensemble, City Of Angels)
Lost And Found (Rachel Yorke, City Of Angels)
Double Talk Walk (Instrumental, City Of Angels)
You're Nothing Without Me (Gregg Edelman, James Naughton,
      City Of Angels)
Get Happy (Judy Garland, Summer Stock)
Animal Crackers In My Soup (Shirley Temple, Curly Top)
Spreadin' Rhythm Around (Company, Ain't Misbehavin')
Stormy Weather/When The Sun Comes Out (Ann Hampton-Calloway, Liz
      Callaway, Sibling Revelry)
We Are What We Are (Gene Barry, Ensemble, La Cage Aux Folles)
A Little More Mascara (George Hearn, La Cage Aux Folles
Gooch's Song (Jane Connell, Mame)
The Man In The Moon Is A Lady (Bea Arthur, Mame)
Dancing (Carol Channing, Charles Nelson Reilly, Eileen Brennan,
       Hello, Dolly!)
Dear World (Angela Lansbury, Company, Dear World)

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