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Marry Me a Little - Revised Song List? Previews?

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EricMontreal22
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Was anyone at the preview for Marry Me a Little? Specifically, I'm wondering what the revised song list is?
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CATSNYrevival
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They've announced that "Rainbows" will replace "Two Fairytales," "Yoo-Hoo" will replace "Pour La Sport" and "Ah, But Underneath" will replace "Uptown, Downtown".

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Updated On: 10/3/12 at 09:20 PM
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NOOO! I love "Uptown-Downtown." But they're all sort of the same song.

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CATSNYrevival
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Anyone else think PS Classics should totally record this? Just sayin'...
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EricMontreal22
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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).
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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.

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

Updated On: 9/13/12 at 12:11 AM
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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?
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^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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Updated On: 9/13/12 at 12:31 AM
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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!
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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.
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So these aren't songs culled from other Sondheim shows?
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^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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Updated On: 9/13/12 at 01:32 AM
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Oh okay. So worth seeing to hear the cut songs?
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Does this show have a Playbill? Really curious as to what art looks like...
LimelightMike's 2010-2011 Theatergoing Schedule: THE PITMEN PAINTERS (10.03.10) A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (10.10.10) BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (10.16.10) THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (11.06.10) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (11.13.10) BRIEF ENCOUNTER (11.22.10) THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (11.28.10) LA BETE (12.23.10) A SMALL FIRE (01.13.11) THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (03.09.11) ARCADIA (03.16.11) BLACK TIE (03.19.11) PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (03.21.11) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (03.26.11) BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (03.30.11) GHETTO KLOWN (03.31.11) HOW TO SUCCEED... (04.07.11) ANYTHING GOES (04.12.11) JERUSALEM (04.20.11) SISTER ACT (04.29.11) iHO: (05.22.11)
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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.
whatever2
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>bump<

anyone catch one of the previews yet?
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Any update on the cover art, assuming there's a playbill for this?
LimelightMike's 2010-2011 Theatergoing Schedule: THE PITMEN PAINTERS (10.03.10) A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (10.10.10) BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (10.16.10) THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (11.06.10) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (11.13.10) BRIEF ENCOUNTER (11.22.10) THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (11.28.10) LA BETE (12.23.10) A SMALL FIRE (01.13.11) THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (03.09.11) ARCADIA (03.16.11) BLACK TIE (03.19.11) PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (03.21.11) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (03.26.11) BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (03.30.11) GHETTO KLOWN (03.31.11) HOW TO SUCCEED... (04.07.11) ANYTHING GOES (04.12.11) JERUSALEM (04.20.11) SISTER ACT (04.29.11) iHO: (05.22.11)
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BUMPIN'.
LimelightMike's 2010-2011 Theatergoing Schedule: THE PITMEN PAINTERS (10.03.10) A LIFE IN THE THEATRE (10.10.10) BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON (10.16.10) THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS (11.06.10) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN (11.13.10) BRIEF ENCOUNTER (11.22.10) THE PEE-WEE HERMAN SHOW (11.28.10) LA BETE (12.23.10) A SMALL FIRE (01.13.11) THAT CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON (03.09.11) ARCADIA (03.16.11) BLACK TIE (03.19.11) PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT (03.21.11) THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST (03.26.11) BENGAL TIGER AT THE BAGHDAD ZOO (03.30.11) GHETTO KLOWN (03.31.11) HOW TO SUCCEED... (04.07.11) ANYTHING GOES (04.12.11) JERUSALEM (04.20.11) SISTER ACT (04.29.11) iHO: (05.22.11)
whatever2
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seriously -- how can anything sondheim be getting so little attention on *this* board???
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well, the show must be doing well. they've extended an extra week through Oct. 27 plus have added some Wednesday matinees.
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whatever2
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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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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.
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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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Updated On: 10/3/12 at 11:59 AM

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