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May 30 - June 5, 2001

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Tony Tones

Music from some of the shows nominated for the 2001 Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical

PLAYLIST
Selection Source Performer(s) Comments
Maid of the Mist Emily Skinner (2000) Emily Skinner, orchestra conducted by Todd Ellison Music and lyrics by David Yazbek, cut from The Full Monty pre-Broadway. The show is based on the 1997 film of the same name but re-set in the USA.
Secret Soul Jane Eyre (OC 2000) Marla Schaffel, James Barbour Jane Eyre realizes she’s falling in love with Rochester.
Sirens Jane Eyre (OC 2000) Marla Schaffel, James Barbour, Marguerite Macintyre Rochester is in despair over his feelings for Jane, who in turn believes that she can ring him peace. Meanwhile The Figure in the Attic haunts them both. A somewhat abbreviated version of this will be featured on the Tony broadcast.
Slip of a Girl Jane Eyre (OC 2000) Mary Stout, Marla Schaffel, Andrea Bowen, Bruce Dow Rochester’s housekeeper, Mrs. Fairfax, frets over his upcoming wedding to Jane. Find out more about the show at www.janeeyreonbroadway.com/
I Wanna Be a Producer The Producers (OC 2001) Matthew Broderick, Ensemble Back at his boring job, accountant Leo Bloom is seduced by Max’s visions of Broadway fame.
Der Guten Tag Hop-Clop The Producers (OC 2001) Brad Oscar, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick Franz Liebkind, author of Springtime for Hitler, insists that Leo and Max join him in “the Führer’s favorite tune”.
When You Got It, Flaunt It The Producers (OC 2001) Cady Huffman, Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick The personal philosophy of the excessively sexy Ulla.
The shows nominated for best revival are Bells Are Ringing, Follies, 42nd Street and The Rocky Horror Show. We played quite a bit of Bells Are Ringing a few weeks ago, so we’ll concentrate on the other three – especially Follies, which has the richest score in any case and isn't produced nearly as often as the others.
Broadway Baby The Stephen Sondheim Album (2000) Lea DeLaria, orchestra conducted by Todd Ellison In the original, this is sung by veteran former showgirl Hattie Walker (Ethel Shutta).
I’m Still Here Sondheim: A Musical Tribute (OC 1973) Nancy Walker The ultimate show-biz survivor song. Yvonne DeCarlo did it in the original Broadway cast.
Could I Leave You? Side by Side by Sondheim (London Cast, 1976) David Kernan Yes, it’s sung by a woman in Follies – specifically Phyllis, who is fed up with her loveless marriage to Ben.
You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through A Stephen Sondheim Evening (OC 1983) Chris Groenendaal, Judy Kaye, Steven Jacob, Liz Callaway From the Act II “Loveland” sequence, in which the past and present of the two central couples (Buddy and Sally vs. Ben and Phyllis) collide. These songs are sung by the young versions of the two couples.
Can That Boy Foxtrot Side by Side by Sondheim (London Cast, 1976) Millicent Martin, Julia McKenzie Cut from Follies, this finds Sondheim in a somewhat rare playful mode.
Originally advertised as “David Merrick’s song and dance extravaganza”, 42nd Street is loosely based on the classic 1933 backstage film of the same name. The stage version is lighter (with a happy ending not in the original), considerably flashier and has nine more Harry Warren and Al Dubin songs. The showy choreography was by Gower Champion, who died on opening night.
Go Into Your Dance 42nd Street (OC 1980) Carole Cook, Wanda Richert, Karen Prunczik, Danny Carroll, Ginny King, Jeri Kansas Some of the showy choreography goes with this song; alas all you can do here is listen to the taps.
The Rocky Horror Show started out in London at the Royal Court Theatre, June 16, 1973. It ran for 2,960 performances at different theatres before closing in 1980. The first US company opened at the Roxy Theatre in Los Angeles on March 24th, 1974. Tim Curry and Richard O'Brien repeated their London roles, during which time the deal was set to commit the show to film. It was filmed in six weeks on the Hammer Lot at Bray in Berkshire, but when it was first released in 1975, it was a commercial failure.
The Time Warp Rocky Horror Show (Original Roxy Cast, 1974) Bruce Scott, Jamie Donnelly, Boni Enten, Graham Jarvis and Company OK, is there anyone who hasn’t heard this? Well, maybe; the original Roxy cast version is less well-known than the film version and benefits from cleaner recorded sound.


Acronyms and other mysteries defined:

OC: Unless otherwise indicated, the Original Cast recording of a Broadway show, along with the date.

OS: Unless otherwise indicated, the Original Soundtrack recording of a film, TV show, etc.


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