BroadwayGirlNYC: #BwaySongMashup Contest
Do you ever hear a line in a Broadway show or song that reminds you of ANOTHER Broadway show or song? It happens to me ALL THE TIME. The one that gets me most often is the moment in Company, just before "The Ladies Who Lunch," when Joanne says "I'd like to propose a toast...". Without fail, my brain goes straight to Rent, and continues the line (from "La Vie Boheme") "...to Maureen's noble try!"
With thousands upon thousands of Broadway cast albums, there are many themes, lyrics and song titles that are reminiscent of each other. More and more, I'm finding myself drawn to them. I find myself amazed and amused by the similarities, and that is how the twitter hashtag #BwaySongMashup came to be.
I started by tweeting my own ideas for silly mashups of Broadway songs; musical theatre portmanteaus, if you will. It was more or less a way to make myself giggle, and hopefully elicit a similar response from the lovelies who read my tweets. But then the twitterverse started to chime in with even better, more original, and more hilarious ideas than my own. So I decided to create a #BwaySongMashup contest, and give a BroadwayGirlNYC Prize Pack to the person who comes up with the best idea for combining two or more Broadway songs into one.
It only takes an IDEA to enter the contest... but if you actually MAKE a mashup, I'll be really impressed!!!
Here are some of my favorites to get you started.
"Maybe" from Annie & "Maybe This Time" from Cabaret (whatsername43)
"A Light in the Dark" from Next to Normal & "The Dark I Know Well" from Spring Awakening (Parisianhooker)
"I Enjoy Being a Girl" from Flower Drum Song & "How Lovely To Be a Woman" from Bye, Bye Birdie (Vmarshmellow)
"Just Another Day" from Next to Normal & "Another Day" from Rent (tarajuku)
"I'm Getting Married in the Morning" from My Fair Lady & "Not Getting Married Today" from Company (TheActorGuide)
"I Love Paris" from Can-Can & "Paris Makes Me Horny" from Victor/Victoria (cindyshadrick)
"It's Today" from Mame & "I Know it's Today" from Shrek the Musical (BroadwayGirlNYC)
"It Takes Two" from Into the Woods & "It Takes Two" from Hairspray (robwalshisme)
"Another Day" from Rent & "Just Another Day" from Next to Normal Nlet212
2 Bye Ballads: "Goodbye" from Catch Me If You Can & "Goodbye Love" from Rent (LindsGoy)
"Put On A Happy Face" from Bye Bye Birdie & "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile" from Annie (BreonOnBroadway)
"Goodbye Old Girl" from Damn Yankees & "I Guess I'll Miss the Man" from Pippin (judgementali)
"I Dreamed a Dance" from Next to Normal & "I Dreamed a Dream" from Les Miserables (ReeseSondheim)
Triple-Stephen Mashup: (Sondheim, Flaherty, Schwartz): "Hello, Little Girl. One Small Girl? I'm Not That Girl!" (Lin_Manuel)
"Where did we go wrong?" from The Addams Family & "Where Did We Go Right?" from The Producers (AgleBagel)
"Mr. Cellophane" from Chicago & "Superboy and the Invisible Girl" from Next To Normal (BreonOnBroadway)
A burlesque-y "Don't Tell Mamma Mia" (Cabaret & Mamma Mia) (RandumbFanGirl)
"Legally Blonde Remix" from Legally Blonde & "Big, Blonde, and Beautiful" from Hairspray (tnewton92)
Lloyd Webber/Sheik Mash-up: "Unexpected Song Of Purple Summer" (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
"Honey, Honey" from Mamma Mia! & "Honey Bun" from South Pacific (BroadwayGirlNYC)
"What did Iever see in him" from Bye, Bye Birdie, "I Hate Men" from Kiss Me Kate & "I'm not at all in love" from The Pajama Game (annamariapitera)
"Before the Parade Passes By" from Hello, Dolly!, "Don't Rain My Parade" from Funny Girl, & "Easter Parade" from As Thousands Cheer (ActingLikeClare)
"Keep it Gay" from The Producers & "If You were Gay" from Avenue Q (IzzyScope)
"Man Up" from Book of Mormon & "So Much Better" from Legally Blonde. (ElderPoptart)
"I'm Not That Guy" from Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson & "I'm Not That Girl" from Wicked (ElderPoptart)
Gershwin/Leigh Mashup: "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man of La Mancha" (Lin-Manuel Miranda)
"I Do! I Do!" from I Do! I Do! & "I Do I Do in the Sky" from The Drowsy Chaperone (BroadwayGirlNYC)
"Hello" from Book Of Mormon & "Goodbye" from 25th Annual Putnam Spelling Bee (karen_5367)
"Lonely Room" from Oklahoma!, "Lonely House" from Street Scene, & "Lonely Town" from On the Town (CZonny)
Maria/Huey Mashup: "The Sound of Music of My Soul" (jenashtep)
A Kitt/Sheik Mashup: "A Light In The Dark I Know Well" (MsBrooke_Lynn)
"I Should Tell You" from Rent & "Tell Her" from 13 (hannahisadino)
"The Money Song" from Cabaret, "All about the Green" from The Wedding Singer, & "If I were a Rich Man" from Fiddler On the Roof (lauren_quirk)
**Tony Award winners are not eligible to win the Prize Pack. Sorry, Lin-Manuel!