Inventing Mary Martin previews

brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Inventing Mary Martin previews
Posted: 4/20/14 at 10:12pm
Just got home from this wonderful show about the life and times of Mary Martin. It is a 95 minute romp through the life of one of Broadway's greatest leading ladies at the York Theater Company (YANK!). The cast of 4 is very good. Featuring songs from not only her hit shows and movies but also little known shows that closed out of town. I won't give away any of the funnier stuff, but this is a nice diversion from some of the over produced stuff on Broadway.
buddy 11432
Chorus Member
joined:3/8/08
Inventing Mary Martin previews
Posted: 4/21/14 at 03:02pm
And given the people who wrote music and lyrics for Mary, it's unusual for an off-Broadway show to feature so many great songs. Rodgers & Hammerstein, Cole Poter and the folk who wrote the songs for "Peter Pan" may be the best known. But, Kurt Weill and Noel Coward also wrote songs for shows that Martin introduced on Broadway or London. Thanks to the people at the York, who I do not know, for doing this show!
Blackbird3
Understudy
joined:11/21/13
Inventing Mary Martin previews
Posted: 5/2/14 at 04:43pm
Has anyone else seen this show? I'm curious what songs are featured. Thanks!
sabrelady
Broadway Legend
joined:5/16/03
Inventing Mary Martin previews
Posted: 5/2/14 at 07:31pm
Times mentioned these

Swattin’ the Fly
I Got Lost in His Arms
Lonely Goatherd

as well as: My Heart Belongs to Daddy,I'm a Stranger Here Myself, I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outta My Hair.
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brdway411
Broadway Star
joined:2/24/14
Inventing Mary Martin previews
Posted: 5/2/14 at 11:15pm
Here is the program skit/song list

Opening
Wait Till the Sun Shines, Nellie
Il Bacio
Most Gentlemen Don't Like Love
Mary Martin in Hollywood
Swattin' the Fly
I Shoulda Stood in Bed
I'm a Stranger Here Myself
Alice Is At It Again
I Got Lost In His Arms
A Cockeyed Optimist
I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out Of My Hair
Shapes
Peter Pan
The Lonely Goatherd (ONE OF MY FAVORITE SKITS IN THE SHOW)
Before I Kiss the World Goodbye
I Do! I Do!
What Is A Woman
Flaming Agnes
Time Goes By
My Heart Belongs To Daddy
Finale

There are other songs intermixed in the opening and through out the show not listed in the program.

buddy 11432
Chorus Member
joined:3/8/08
Inventing Mary Martin previews
Posted: 5/4/14 at 01:03pm
"I'm in Love with a Wonderful Guy" from "South Pacific" and "That's Him" from "One Touch of Venus" were songs Martin sang till the very end of her life. Strange that they would be left out. I assume shapes is the fashion segment Martin did for the Ford 50th Anniversary Show in 1953. To be honest, it's difficult for me to get beyond the terrible review "Inventing Mary Martin" received in the Times.