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The Death of the Broadway Show Tune

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The Death of the Broadway Show Tune
Posted: 7/7/14 at 10:41am
The article deals with the over-emphasis on old Broadway show tunes at piano bars and elsewhere.

If a promo video comes up, it can be clicked away pretty quickly.
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morosco
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The Death of the Broadway Show Tune
Posted: 7/7/14 at 11:01am
Why did I think Marie's Crisis closed years ago? Good to know they are still there.
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PalJoey
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joined:3/11/04
The Death of the Broadway Show Tune
Posted: 7/7/14 at 11:58am
Musto is one of those wonderful writers I feel should write LESS.

His every little idea is not worth writing.

Or reading.
yr pal,
joey




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Someone in a Tree2
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The Death of the Broadway Show Tune
Posted: 7/7/14 at 12:21pm
I frankly agree with much of what he wrote re Marie's Crisis (and yes, I drag my husband there every time we're in NYC. I belt out the classics and he joins in on The Sound of Music). I actually DON'T wish they'd update their repertoire to include Kinky Boots or Book of Mormon. (Just imagine 200 people trying to muddle through the lines of I Believe in unison!) I just wish they'd widen their classic show choices to include GUYS AND DOLLS, HOW TO SUCCEED, HELLO DOLLY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, or SWEENEY TODD.
After Eight
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The Death of the Broadway Show Tune
Posted: 7/8/14 at 07:04am
His remark about Sondheim wannabes seemed right on the mark. Of course, he didn't address the real problem: the model the wannabes wannabe. If you want to know the reason --- and blame --- for the death of the Boadway show tune, that's the explanation right there; but you'll never see anyone dare to point THAT out.

As for his reference to Rodgers and Hammerstein wannabes: who, what, where?



Updated On: 7/8/14 at 07:04 AM
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Someone in a Tree2
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The Death of the Broadway Show Tune
Posted: 7/8/14 at 07:13pm
A8, you would probably be very happy with the repertoire usually played at Marie's Crisis on a Saturday night: virtually no Sondheim except for an occasional visit to West Side Story or the rare rendition of Being Alive. They seem to focus most on shows that became movie musicals for some mysterious reason.