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Musical theater from off the beaten path. Obscure and unusual show tunes from within the canon and without, flops, failures, and the newest works from up-and-coming artists—plus tried-and-true hits. Also, occasional appearances from songs that are not show tunes (but only if they go really well with show tunes).

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Options August 27, 2021: That song was weird, but I loved it

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Artist Track Album Label Year Comments Images Approx. start time
Kecia Lewis-Evans & Once on This Island Ensemble  Mama Will Provide   Options Once On This Island (Original Broadway Cast Recording)  Masterworks Broadway  1990  Music: Stephen Flaherty Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens 
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JoAnn Cunningham, Emma Lampert, J. Mark McVey, Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt  The Show Goes On   Options The Show Goes On: A Portfolio of Theater Songs  DRG  1997  Music: Harvey Schmidt Lyrics: Tom Jones 
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Scott Bakula  I Don't Believe in Heroes Anymore   Options Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down (Original Cast Recording)  That's Entertainment  1993  Music: Michael Rupert Lyrics: Jerry Colker 
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0:09:38 (Pop‑up)
Jim Brochu & Steve Schalchlin  Why?   Options The Big Voice: God or Merman? (Demo)  No Label  Unknown  Music: Jim Brochu & Steve Schalchlin Lyrics: Jim Brochu, Marie Cain & Steve Schalchlin 
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0:14:42 (Pop‑up)
In Gay Company Ensemble  Up On Your Toes   Options In Gay Company (Los Angeles Cast)  AEI  1984  Music & Lyrics: Fred Silver 
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Maeve Hoglund & Jean-Paul Bjorlin  Take Me Home Tonight   Options Summer & Winter Songs: Music by Mira J. Spektor  Navona Records  2018  Music & Lyrics: Mira J. Spektor 
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0:24:44 (Pop‑up)
Eleanor Drew & Paddy Frost  See You on the Moon   Options Hooray for Daisy! (Original London Cast)  His Master's Voice  1961  Music: Julian Slade Lyrics: Dorothy Reynolds & Julian Slade 
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Richard Stilgoe & Peter Skellern  The Curate and the Priest   Options Who Plays Wins (Live at the Vaudeville Theater)  Exallshow Ltd  1985  Music & Lyrics: Peter Skellern & Richard Stilgoe 
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Reginald Gardiner  Oh, to Be Bohemian!   Options My Square Laddie (Original Soundtrack Recording)  Soundtrack Classics  2012  Music: Max Showalter Lyrics: William Howe 
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Eddie LeMar and His Orchestra  I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan   Options Manhattan Moods  Capitol Records  1947  Music: Arthur Schwartz Lyrics: Harvey Schmidt 
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Darren Day, Ilan Galkoff & Jessica Martin  London in the Plague   Options Bumblescratch (London Concert Cast Recording)  SimG  2016  Music & Lyrics: Robert J. Sherman 
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Christiane Noll  I'm Not   Options Little by Little (Original Cast)  Varese  1999  Music: Brad Ross Lyrics: Ellen Greenfield & Hal Hackady 
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Chris Thompson  The Beauty of Numbers   Options Fermat's Last Tango (Original Off-Broadway Cast)  Original Cast  2001  Music: Joshua Rosenblum Lyrics: Joanne Sydney Lessner & Joshua Rosenblum 
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The Ballad of Little Mikey Ensemble  Pioneer   Options The Ballad of Little Mikey (Hollywood Cast)  AEI  1994  Music & Lyrics: Mark Savage 
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Joshua Park  Here's My Plan   Options The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Original Broadway Cast)  No Label  2001  Music & Lyrics: Don Schlitz 
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Donna Lynne Champlin & Teri Ralston  Conversations With My Mother   Options Marcy in the Galaxy  Nancy Shayne  2011  Music & Lyrics: Nancy Shayne 
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Jane Lapotaire  Dear Anyone   Options Dear Anyone (bootleg)  No Label  1983  Music: Geoff Stephens Lyrics: Don Black 
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Judith Berard  Jeanne la Pucelle   Options Jeanne La Pucelle  Guy Cloutier Communications  1996  Music: Peter Sipos Lyrics: Antonine Maillet 
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George McGrath & Cast  If You're Proposing (Some Sort of Venture)/Swinging at the Stock Exchange   Options Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre , or, Swinging at the Stock Exchange  United Artists Records  1974  Music: Stanley Silverman Lyrics: Tom Hendry 
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Victoria Mallory  I Remember   Options Sondheim: A Musical Tribute  Masterworks Broadway  1973  Music & Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim 
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The Megilla of Itzik Manger Cast  Kum Arain In Shenk   Options The Megilla of Itzik Manger (Original Broadway Cast)  Columbia Records  1968  Music: Dov Seltzer Lyrics: Dov Selzter, Hayim Hefer & Itzik Manger 
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Kruimeltje De Musical Ensemble  Koning Kruimeltje I   Options Kruimeltje De Musical  cloud 9 music  2011  Music: Jeroen Sleyfer Lyrics: Dick van den Heuvel & Sjoerd Kuyper 
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Nana Ensemble  Hazudott a Nyar   Options Nana (Hungarian Cast)  KM  2004  Music: Tibor Kocsák Lyrics: Tibor Miklós    1:36:10 (Pop‑up)
Dallebach Kari Das Musical Cast  Dallebach Kari   Options Dallebach Kari - Das Musical  Heitmatland Verlag AG  2010  Music: Moritz Schneider & Robin Hoffmann Lyrics: Wolfgang Hofer 
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Hans Albers und Waldo Favre Choir  Kapt'n Bay Bay Aus Schanghai   Options Kapt'n Bay Bay  Decca  1952  Music & Lyrics: Unspecified 
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Jessie Mueller  Bitter Harvest   Options Broadway Musicals of 1946 (live recording)  No Label  2012  Music: Raymond Scott Lyrics: Bernard Hanighen    1:52:09 (Pop‑up)
 
The Barton Brothers with Sholom Secunda and His Orchestra  Bagels and Lox   Options Bagels and Lox  Apollo  1956  Music & Lyrics: Sholom Secunda & Hy Jacobson 
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Maxine Sullivan  Sing Something Simple   Options Jackie Boy/Sing Something Simple  Victor  1939  Music & Lyrics: Herman Hupfeld    1:58:34 (Pop‑up)
Carrie Tubb  Hello, Little Stranger   Options Hello, Little Stranger  Gramophone Concert Record  1906  Music & Lyrics: Paul Rubens    2:01:30 (Pop‑up)
Barbara Cook  Glitter and Be Gay   Options Candide (Original Broadway Cast Recording)  Sony Music Entertainment  1956  Music: Leonard Bernstein Lyrics: Richard Wilbur 
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Avatar 🎭 7:05pm Listener Gregory:

Good morning, everyone! Unless you are listening live. In which case, good evening!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:27pm doctorjazz:

Hi Bronson, Pithy LG, and listeners out there!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:29pm doctorjazz:

Sabbath tradition-Grandma's Pizza and Acid Jazz Hands!
Avatar 🎭 7:30pm Listener Gregory:

@doctorj, hi! Today I am pissy rather than pithy. I apologize in advance.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:31pm doctorjazz:

Pretty cranky myself-bad back day...
Avatar 🎭 7:34pm Listener Gregory:

Owwww! This show will take your mind off.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:36pm doctorjazz:

Sitting listening, very nice indeed!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 7:37pm doctorjazz:

You're in Jersey City, cool!
Avatar 🎭 7:42pm Listener Gregory:

Experts agree that the London plague was made worse by Boris Johnson's mismanagement.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:48pm Bronwyn Bishop:

@doctorjazz: I am very proud to be your Sabbath tradition!!!!
Avatar 🎭 7:59pm Listener Gregory:

This song (Mikey) may be too earnest for musical theater.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:00pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Musical theatre can be really earnest sometimes! Not my musicals though, they put the acid in acid jazz hands!
Avatar 🎭 8:02pm Listener Gregory:

If you are going to try to address a serious problem or be inspiring, it may be necessary to enter the world of metaphor, rather than one character telling another what a good job they're doing.
We all await your next production, Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 8:04pm Listener Gregory:

BB, thank you for your comment on Tom Sawyer vs. Huck Finn. Someone had to say it.
Tom Sawyer is a boy's adventure story. Huckleberry Finn is about the soul of America. Or something.
Avatar 🎭 8:19pm Listener Gregory:

If I am correct, this French song is about a Parisian woman singing passionately to her cheese grater. Non?
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:24pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Close enough, it's about Joan of Arc singing passionately to her cheese grater
Avatar 🎭 8:28pm Listener Gregory:

Homage au fromage!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:37pm Webhamster Henry:

Hi Bronwyn and first nighters I've been at rehearsals the past few weeks - just back from final dress, shows tomorrow and Sunday, so if you missed, me, that's why.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:39pm Webhamster Henry:

Here it is: www.centuryhouse.org...
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:42pm doctorjazz:

Very cool, WH, it's thus weekend.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:45pm Webhamster Henry:

It is!
  8:45pm Listener Gregory:

Wow, break a leg or some other less important body part!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:46pm Webhamster Henry:

It's easy to break a leg in the drippy, wet, muddy mine!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:49pm Webhamster Henry:

But enough about me - I recently discovered that Friedrich Hollaender, aka Fredrick Hollander wrote a bunch of cabaret tunes before even Ich bin von Kopf bis Fuss aus Liebe eingestellt and other Dietrich hits.
  8:51pm Listener Gregory:

If I have figured it out right, I really liked that Dallebach Kari song! (The chatlist delay throws me off.)
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:53pm doctorjazz:

Heading to the home stretch, thanks, Bronwyn!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:54pm Webhamster Henry:

Next week: a whole show! also Micki Grant died, a mini tribute maybe?
  8:55pm Listener Gregory:

@Webhamster H, perhaps the greatest song ever written is “Ich bin der Welt abhanden gekommen” by Mahler. Is that as good?
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 8:57pm doctorjazz:

Love this!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Bronwyn Bishop:

going into slight OT tonight
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:00pm Webhamster Henry:

Forced to glitter again!
  9:01pm Listener Gregory:

Glitter and be gay, Bronwyn. Thanks for a great show!
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:03pm doctorjazz:

Beck says Kristin Chinowitz did this, how she knows it.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:04pm doctorjazz:

Great OT set!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Bronwyn Bishop:

i can hit some of the notes in this song and am attempting them in studio C right now (hope no one else can hear)
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:04pm Bronwyn Bishop:

Glitter and Be Gay is this show's motto
  9:05pm Listener Gregory:

I am sure you can hit them, but don’t shatter the studio windows.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:05pm doctorjazz:

The old Memorex/Ella commercial!
  9:05pm Listener Gregory:

This is such a tremendous performance.
Avatar 🎭 Swag For Life Member 9:06pm doctorjazz:

Wotta note!
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