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7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #3 - EVITA, DICK TRACY & Madonna

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Today we continue a special spotlight series highlighting the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, tickets available here, with a tribute to two movies for which they each received Academy Awards, EVITA and DICK TRACY, respectively.

7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #3 - EVITA, DICK TRACY & MadonnaSooner Or Later

"Sooner or later you're gonna be mine / Sooner or later you're gonna be fine," sings the sexy siren known as Breathless Mahoney in Warren Beatty's eye-popping classic detective comic book adaptation DICK TRACY. As portrayed by international multimedia superstar Madonna in the movie itself, the song is a showstopping musical moment in a film overflowing with some of Stephen Sondheim's jauntiest, instantly engaging and just plain entertaining music to date. The gist of the lyrics could very well apply to the desire of many in Hollywood to receive the top prize of all, as well - the Academy Award statuette. Subsequently, in 1991, Sondheim got his man, to turn a phrase on his own lyrics for the stupendous torch song - in this case, Oscar himself, for "Sooner Or Later (I Always Get My Man)".

In addition to "Sooner Or Later", Madonna also performed the slinky and insinuating "More" and the moving Mandy Patinkin duet "What Can You Lose?" in the film. Plus, Sondheim also penned two tunes used as background music that eloquently and expertly reflected the onscreen action in the form of the Mel Torme charmer "Live Alone And Like It" as well as the bouncy female trio showcase "Back In Business". All of the musical material displays Sondheim's urbane wit and way with a catchy lyric while also exhibiting his too often ignored ability to create an unforgettable earworm all the while.

Sondheim was not alone in getting to the next level on his EGOT collection in the 1990s - Andrew Lloyd Webber also received his first Academy Award, as well, for a special song penned explicitly for the film adaptation of his multi-award-winning stage musical EVITA. Re-teaming with famed former collaborator Tim Rice, Lloyd Webber crafted the emotional and haunting "You Must Love Me" expressly for Madonna in the 1996 film, directed by Alan Parker. In a striking parallel, the song was performed in the movie musical by the same actress who sang the song for which Sondheim won the Academy Award early that same decade - Madonna.

It is more than likely that we shall be hearing some of the unique material penned just for film - whether it be DICK TRACY, EVITA or others - by both of these two icons in our show on Monday night.

Tickets for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM are available here.

Let's take a listen to these sensational film songs by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim and take a look at the movies in which they appear.

First, check out "Sooner Or Later" as seen in DICK TRACY.



Now, peruse this amusing DICK TRACY scene featuring "More".



Next, hear John Barrowman take on "Live Alone And Like It" as part of PUTTING IT TOGETHER.



After that, hear Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Oscar-winning "You Must Love Me" from EVITA.



Lastly, enjoy the trailer for Alan Parker's film adaptation of EVITA.



So, what song from these fabulous film scores would you like to hear most in THE LORD & THE MASTER? With song-stacks this strong, nearly any song selection is surely a recipe for success, especially with real-life musical theatre stars delivering them!

Tickets for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM are available here.

7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #3 - EVITA, DICK TRACY & Madonna

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