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Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-09-12 20:59:34


Was anyone at the preview for Marry Me a Little? Specifically, I'm wondering what the revised song list is?

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-09-12 21:20:51


They've announced that "Rainbows" will replace "Two Fairytales," "Yoo-Hoo" will replace "Pour La Sport" and "Ah, But Underneath" will replace "Uptown, Downtown".

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by jv92 2012-09-12 21:21:33


NOOO! I love "Uptown-Downtown." But they're all sort of the same song.

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-09-12 21:27:19


Anyone else think PS Classics should totally record this? Just sayin'...

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-09-12 21:28:18


They are, bt lately Ah But Underneath seems to get performed out of context more, so I kinda will miss Uptown. Actually, they're replacing three of my faves, go figure. (Sport doesn't exactly fit the theme of the revue though, I suppose, but Yoo Hoo cut from Sunday seems a random choice).

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by jv92 2012-09-12 21:33:46


I'll judge if Krasker and PS should record this when I see it. I think both performers are talented judging from past performances, but one never knows. There's also a recording from the original 80s production.

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by Kad 2012-09-12 23:21:34


I'll miss "Uptown/Downtown" and "Two Fairy Tales", too. They're really excellent songs.

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-09-12 23:38:41


Two Fairy Tales seems to highlight the theme of the revue the best, in fact, I thought... And for whatever reason, I always like how Uptown is sung by a guy (I guess Underneath will be now?)

Yeah, I have the old recording of course, and find it charming even if Sondheim was probably right that Craig Lucas wasn't the best of singers and should stick to writing (which of course he has--very well).

As for the new production, I admit I only know Tam from his longterm stint on One Life to Live (yes, another current New York stage actor I know from the soaps), where he was one of the stronger and more charismatic younger cast members (and sang pretty well in the horrific High School Musical type episode they did). I know he was in Chorus Line, but Paul doesn't exactly have a lot to do on the cast album (though he seemed good in Every Little Step)...

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Posted by CurtainPullDowner 2012-09-13 00:11:54


I agree TWO FAIRY TALES was a perfect set-up for this show, and one of my favs.
And well suited for Molina and her Cello.
Wonder why they cut it?
I agree about Tam, he's super talented and cute to boot.

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by RippedMan 2012-09-13 00:28:54


So, I know really nothing about this show. Is it an actual story-line? Or is just a song-cycle kind of show, or are there real book scenes? Did Sondheim create it, or did they just use his songs?

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-09-13 00:31:43


^I'm pretty sure there aren't any book scenes, but there is a rather detailed plot told entirely through song and action, and not dialogue. There's a very detailed synopsis on the MTI page. It's basically about two people in different apartments, alone on a Saturday night, each fantasizing about the perfect relationship, not knowing that the other is just one floor away.

http://www.mtishows.com/show_detail.asp?showid=000050

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Posted by Mildred Plotka 2012-09-13 01:05:06


I think "Uptown-Downtown" is vastly superior to "Ah, But Underneath".

*****
Uptown, she's got the Vanderbilt clans.
Downtown, she's with the sidewalk Cezannes.
Hyphenated Harriet, the nouveau from New Rochelle.

She sits at the Ritz with her splits of Mumms
And starts to pine for a stein with her Village chums,
But with a Schlitz in her mitts down at Fitzroy's Bar,
She dreams of the Ritz, oh it's so schizo.
******
Sooo good!

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by Kad 2012-09-13 01:07:31


It also isn't featured in other Sondheim revues. "Ah, But Underneath" was just in Sondheim on Sondheim.

At least "Rainbows" is a curio, even though I'm not particularly a fan of it.

And "Yoo-Hoo!" is just an odd choice all around.

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by RippedMan 2012-09-13 01:16:40


So these aren't songs culled from other Sondheim shows?

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-09-13 01:32:05


^No, they definitely are. A lot of the songs were cut from either Follies or A Little Night Music and a few of them, like the title song, have found their way back into their respective shows after initially being cut.



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Posted by RippedMan 2012-09-13 01:36:34


Oh okay. So worth seeing to hear the cut songs?

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by LimelightMike 2012-09-13 01:51:29


Does this show have a Playbill? Really curious as to what art looks like...

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-09-13 03:48:23


Ripped, it was conceived by Craig Lucas--apparently he got the idea while he was in the chorus for the original Sweeney Todd and something caused him to think about how many great, cut Sondheim songs there were (or ones like The Girls From Summer that was written for a play, etc). He asked Sondheim if he could use them, he said yes, and he put together the show. It has a theme, and the "story" (of two lonely people in adjacent apartments--though they do interact some in sorta fantasy segments) actually works surprisingly well--more than in some similar shows, though at best it could be called a song cycle--no book scenes.

Craig Lucas shortly after gave up performing to concentrate on writing (partly at Sondheim's suggestion), and of course has gone on to write works like Prelude to a Kiss, The Dying Gaul and the libretto for Light in the Piazza.

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Posted by whatever2 2012-09-15 17:48:39


>bump<

anyone catch one of the previews yet?

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Posted by LimelightMike 2012-09-16 02:42:33


Any update on the cover art, assuming there's a playbill for this?

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Posted by LimelightMike 2012-09-19 02:21:19


BUMPIN'.

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Posted by whatever2 2012-09-19 11:50:24


seriously -- how can anything sondheim be getting so little attention on *this* board???

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by ACL2006 2012-09-19 12:28:51


well, the show must be doing well. they've extended an extra week through Oct. 27 plus have added some Wednesday matinees.

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by whatever2 2012-09-19 14:11:57


yeah i saw that. but i also saw that the show extended due to "strong demand for tickets" ... my hunch is this is based more on the fact that it's sondheim and not strong word of mouth -- there being a paucity of the latter.

soooooo, anyone have some of that word of mouth???

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Posted by Broadwayfan15 2012-09-24 21:22:42


I saw it last week. Definitely more of an older crowd who I don't think were wowed by the contemporary show. I enjoyed it; but left feeling a bit disappointed. The ending was abrupt. I wanted to know more about the characters. But now days later, I'm still thinking about the show, the songs are in my head; wishing I could see it again. Lauren Molina and her cello were perfect as was Jason Tam.

Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-10-03 11:59:13


So, apparently, they made a few more changes to the actual order of the songs from the original version. Here's the official song list.

"If You Can Find Me, I'm Here"
"Saturday Night"
"Boy, Can That Boy Foxtrot"
"Bring on the Girls"
"All Things Bright and Beautiful"
"Bang!"
"All Things Bright and Beautiful" II
"The Girls of Summer"
"Ah, But Underneath"
"Who Could Be Blue/Little White House"
"So Many People"
"Your Eyes are Blue"
"A Moment With You"
"Marry Me a Little"
"Happily Ever After"
"Silly People"
"There Won't Be Trumpets"
"Rainbows"
"It Wasn't Meant to Happen"

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Posted by TotallyEffed 2012-10-03 13:24:21


There was no official Playbill. It's a long, thin white folded sheet of paper with a black logo at the bottom with the title and credits. I loved the show! Tam was the star.

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Posted by whatever2 2012-10-03 13:45:27


> Tam was the star.

Someone has a crush on Jason, methinks ...

Tam was very good, but not materially better than Lauren -- or at least not better enough to be worthy of being singled out. I actually thought she was a little stronger, but he had to cover a much broader vocal range -- which he did well; so it evens out.

Don't get me wrong -- they were both great, but i'm not sure Molina deserves the implied negative comparison.

ETA: i've never been this guy before, but: i hope this gets a cast album! (unlikely, i know, but about half the numbers would make my playlist.)

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-10-03 14:19:22


The clips are cute--though I'm not sure about the valley girl inflections on The Girls of Summer--one of my fave early Sondheim songs, though I get that, like apparently singing Bring On the Girls while loading up internet porn (if I got the Ent weekly review right) they are trying to contemporize it which makes sense.

Here's the slightly annoying Ent Weekly review (they gave it a B--the author just seems a bit too pleased to point out how much she knows about Sondheim, but I guess it reflects her readership). http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20364394_20635399.00.html

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-10-03 14:23:29


I definitely think they should record it if this version is going to replace the other for licensed productions. It can't be that expensive to do it with only two people in the cast.

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Posted by ZiggyCringe 2012-10-04 02:20:36


Does anybody else agree with
David Cote's review, where he said (basicacally) if you're setting the show in NY, you might as well set it in Manhattan, in a lovely apartment? That set was fugly for no reason.

I liked the show, especially Lauren's version of the title song.

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-10-04 03:02:54


But they play the show as young characters in New York. Why would they have an extravagant, expensive apartment?

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Posted by whatever2 2012-10-04 11:59:25


agreed, eric -- a lovely manhattan apartment would not have made any sense for those two characters. they'd be monica and rachel on "friends" ...

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Posted by EricMontreal22 2012-10-04 13:26:47


Exactly! Or make them seem like over-priviledged, bored Gossip Girl characters, which I think would make it hard for the audience to have any sympathy for their (very slight) story. (I mean if they're young, attractive and so lonely why not just go out to some expensive club or something). From the photos I've seen of the original Craig Lucas production, I assumed this has always been intended to be set in a slightly run down apartment(s).

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Posted by jbm2 2012-10-07 17:06:06


There is no Playbill for this show?

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Posted by CATSNYrevival 2012-10-07 17:39:07


Not to sidetrack, but I believe Monica and Rachel were living in a rent controlled apartment belonging to Monica's aunt, and the renter was unaware that Monica's aunt was actually dead and not the one still living in the apartment. Just sayin...

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Posted by ACL2006 2012-10-07 17:47:30


considering the length of their run; did they have understudies for both characters??