Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Playlist For Sunday, September 9, 2018: Fresh Hell-esh.

Greetings. Happy post-summer. Although as I type this, it is 95 degrees, my cat lies flat as a puddle (albeit a furry one), my garden is in its final death throes, and no one...NO ONE has told the weather that Labor Day is past, it's September dammit, I can't even wear WHITE, and it should cool the F*CK down. So Broadway Insanity will follow on apace...

What Fresh Hell (thank you, Dorothy Parker) are you speaking of, Kim? Broadway Body Parts...oh yeah! Did you know that there are several songs about feet? And hands? None that I can find about shoulders or jawlines, but fingers, faces, elbows, eyes...not a problem at all. Perhaps I should have waited for Halloween, but in fact these selections are anything but gory; they're all connected (the rib bone connected to the ...) in a charming/crazy/ridiculous way and this will be fun! Right???

Jeez. It must be the heat.

On the sane side, we have Mack & Mabel. We have Hamilton and Roar of the Greasepaint. And Babs Streisand (early Babs, when she was only beginning to know she was BABS!). Plenty for those of you who detest my creative motifs and rankle when Damn Yankees' Nathaniel Frey sits side-by-side with Patti LuPone and Carol Channing (benched and definitely out of uniform!). When Mr. Astaire gets Cheeky with Little Me's Dimples, and Lin-Manuel plays footsie with Bernadette. What's not to like?

I'll be saner when the mercury falls (and stops retrograding). When #psl (come on, keep up!) and plaid and all things Fall-ish come into existence. Meanwhile, frickin' nuts. :) 

Big Time (Lisa Kirk, Company, Mack & Mabel)
A Wonderful Day Like Today (Cyril Ritchard, The Roar Of The Greasepaint,
      The Smell Of The Crowd)
It Isn't Enough (Anthony Newley, The Roar Of The Greasepaint, The Smell
      Of The Crowd)
Where Would I Be Without You (Cyril Ritchard, Anthony Newley, The Roar
      Of The Greasepaint, The Smell Of Crowd)
Heart (Russ Brown, Nathaniel Frey, Jimmy Komack, Albert Linville,
      Damn Yankees)
The Heart Is Quicker Than The Eye (Elaine Stritch, Bobby Van, On Your Toes)
My Crazy Heart (Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Women On The Verge Of
      A Nervous Breakdown)
The Beat Of Your Heart (Andrew Polk, John Cariani, George Abud, The
      Band's Visit)
I Put My Hand In (Carol Channing, Hello Dolly!)
The Right Finger Of My Left Hand (Gwen Verdon, Redhead)
Right Hand Man (Heidi Blickenstaff, Something Rotten!)
Born to Hand-Jive (Alan Paul, Company, Grease)
Ooh! My Feet! (Susan Johnson, The Most Happy Fella)
Cold Feets (Troy Britton Johnson, Eddie Korbich, The Drowsy Chaperone)
Lonely Feet (Blossom Dearie, Alfred Drake, Oscar Hammerstein Revisited)
Feet Do Yo' Stuff (Robert Hooks, Winston DeWitt Hemsley, Alan Weeks,
      Hallelujah, Baby!)
Magic Foot (Dan Fogler, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) 
Fidgety Feet (Robert Fairchild, American In Paris)
Your Feet's Too Big (Ken Page, Ain't Misbehavin')
I'm The Greatest Star (Barbra Streisand, Funny Girl)
Come To The Supermarket (In Old Peking)(Barbra Streisand, The Barbra
      Streisand Album)
Miss Marmelstein (Barbara Streisand, I Can Get It For You Wholesale)
Happy Days Are Here Again (Barbra Streisand, The Barbra Streisand Album)
God Bless the Human Elbow (Robert Preston, Ben Franklin In Paris)
Your Eyes Are Blue (Craig Lucas, Suzanne Henry, Marry Me A Little)
Cheek To Cheek (Fred Astaire, Top Hat)
Were Thine That Special Face (Alfred Drake, Kiss Me Kate)
Dimples (Virginia Martin, Little Me)
Guns And Ships (Leslie Odom Jr., Daveed Diggs, Christopher Jackson, Hamilton)
History Has Its Eyes On You (Lin-Manuel Miranda, Company, Hamilton
Yorktown (The World Turned Upside Down)(Lin-Manuel Miranda, Okieriete
      Onaodowan, Company)
Look What Happened To Mabel (Bernadette Peters, Mack & Mabel)
Movies Were Movies (Robert Preston, Mack & Mabel)
I Won't Send Roses (Bernadette Peters, Mack & Mabel)
When Mabel Comes In The Room (Company, Mack & Mabel)

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