Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#51
Posted: 12/23/06 at 3:50pm
I had NO idea that "14 G" was from Millie originally!!!! Wowww

But I much prefer "Someday" to "Right on Time". I didn't like either at first but Someday has really grown on me. "Right on Time" just doesn't appeal at all to me for some reason... But I like Robbie's little part of "Right on Time"
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#52
Posted: 12/23/06 at 6:53pm
"Marry Me a Little" - Company
"Boom! Crunch!" - Into the Woods (Although "Last Midnight" works better and is better)
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#53
Posted: 12/23/06 at 7:47pm
I agree with many of those that have already been mentioned, but I'll add:

"Life's Not That Simple" from Do Re Mi
"Hey, Charlie, Let's Talk" from Subways Are For Sleeping
"I Do Like You" and the long version of "The House of Marcus Lycus" from Forum
"When Love Comes to Call" and "Her Heart Was in Her Work" from Can-Can
"Give Us the Land" from Silk Stockings
"Plain Words" from Candide
"To Make Us Proud" from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
"Kate the Great" from Anything Goes
"Pets" from Let's Face It
"Dream With Me" from Bernstein's Peter Pan
"Darling!" from Merrily We Roll Along
"Oh, It Must Be Fun" (not to mention "From This Moment On") from Out of This World
"If Ever Married I'm" from Kiss Me, Kate
"Mama's Talkin' Soft" from Gypsy
"Another Love" from Wonderful Town
"Ain't Got No Tears Left" and "Say When" from On the Town
"Everybody Loves You" from I'd Rather Be Right
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#54
Posted: 12/23/06 at 7:48pm
- Which Way is the Party? - Wicked
- Making Good - Wicked
- Valentine's Day - Rent
- Female to Female - Rent
- You'll Get Over It - Rent
- I Could Be In Love With Someone Like You - The Last Five Years
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#55
Posted: 12/23/06 at 7:57pm
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#56
Posted: 12/23/06 at 8:03pm
I loved the song "I Wanna Go Home" from Big, it was cut in the tour
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#57
Posted: 12/23/06 at 8:34pm
The Girl In 14G - I didn't know that was in Millie!... I don't know how I managed not to know that...

Anyways, this doesn't count but I wish "Wicked Witch of the East" was on the cast recording for Wicked
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#58
Posted: 12/23/06 at 8:38pm
A few of the ones before mentioned in addition to this following newbie:

"It'll All Blow Over" from Cabaret. This would have been a very cool way to end the first act, however it would have taken away perhaps from some of Cabaret's subtlety's so I see why it was cut, sort of...
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#59
Posted: 12/23/06 at 8:38pm
"People" was cut from Mister Magoo's Christmas Carol because the animation had been finished. They threw it in "Funny Girl" instead.
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#60
Posted: 12/23/06 at 10:00pm
"Two Fairy Tales" -- NIGHT MUSIC
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#61
Posted: 12/23/06 at 10:04pm
The judge's "johanna" from the original sweeney... and "I saw him once" From Les Misérables...
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#62
Posted: 12/24/06 at 1:31am
I seems like some people are just listing the names of the songs that they know were cut from the original.

Setting that aside, I really like "I Saw Him Once"
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#63
Posted: 12/24/06 at 2:49am
"I seems like some people are just listing the names of the songs that they know were cut from the original."

Do you mean that people are listing songs they haven't heard, COOOOLkid? Maybe, but I don't get that sense.

Btw, Taryn, "Happily Ever After" can be heard on the cast recording of Marry Me a Little. I believe that's the only commercial recording of the complete song. Unfortunately, Craig Lucas is not as good a performer as he is a playwright, but you can hear the song.
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#64
Posted: 12/24/06 at 3:36am
I think Coolkid means that people are just listing any cut song from broadway musicals, as opposed to singling out the best as suggested in the subject line of the op.
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#65
Posted: 12/24/06 at 3:38am
Larry Kert also sings a short version on the 1973 Sondheim Evening recording as a prelude to "Being Alive." I actually enjoy Craig Lucas' performance on the Marry Me A Little cast recording though I can barely stand Suzanne Henry.
Speaking of Lucas, he performs a touching rendition of "It Wasn't Meant to Happen" cut from Follies.
Other cut songs I love:
"Ah, But Underneath"-Follies (I prefer it over "The Story of Lucy and Jessie")
"Silly People"-A Little Night Music
"Country House"-Follies
"There Won't Be Trumpets"-Anyone Can Whistle
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#66
Posted: 12/24/06 at 6:28am
Come Down from the Tree is beautiful. I wondered whether it would find its way into Seussical for Gertrude and Horton, and I'm fairly certain Notice Me Horton borrows a motif or two.

On the subject of Seussical, it seems quite radical to lose The Day for the Cat in the Hat- sure it isn't tied to the main plot, but linear plot is not one of the show's strengths/ charms anyway.
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#67
Posted: 12/24/06 at 7:07am
As the Sondites know, his cut songs are readily available on several recordings. One of my favorites is Marry Me a Little, which is almost *all* cut pieces (including my fav, "Two Fairy Tales", which, from a construction POV, is a bit more interesting than the trio that replaced it). But there's also the various tribute albums and "Unsung Sondheim".
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#68
Posted: 12/24/06 at 8:17am
"She's Gone" from SIDESHOW.
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#69
Posted: 12/24/06 at 11:11am
The best rendition of "Two Fairy Tales" is on the 1973 Sondheim Evening tribute, it is performed by Victoria Mallory (what a great performer, why hasn't she been back on Broadway?) and Mark Lambert both of whom would've performed the song in the actual show if it had not been cut. SeanMartin, I respect your opinion but disagree with you, while I very much enjoy "Two Fairy Tales" I much prefer "Now/Later/Soon," it is simply one of the most seamless musical sequences Sondheim has created. Are these two numbers mutually exclusive though? Would it be redundant to include "Two Fairy Tales" in a revival of A Little Night Music?
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#70
Posted: 12/24/06 at 11:28am
The Jitterbug from the Wizard of Oz movie! Such a good dance number...
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#71
Posted: 12/24/06 at 12:10pm
Suddenly There's You - Ballroom
The Job Application - Ballroom
Who Gave You Permission - ballroom
Have A Memory On Me - Best little Whorehouse
Turning Into Something - Big
You Don't Have To Kiss Me Goodnight - Music Man
Tell Me I Look Nice - She Loves Me
Older & Wiser - Bye Bye Birdie
Pick Up The Pieces - Seesaw
Man & Wife - I Do I Do
Throw It Away - I Do I Do
Thousands Of Flowers- I Do I Do
Man & Wife - I Do I Do
I'm Lost - The Apple Tree
Just A Map - The Rothschilds
Flaemmchen - Grand Hotel
When Messiah Comes - Fiddler
Dear Sweet Sewing Machine - Fiddler
What Am I Doing Here - Promises Promises
Tick Tock Goes The Clock - Promises
If You Leave Me Now - Te Happy Time
Where Do I Go From Here ? - Fiorello
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#72
Posted: 12/24/06 at 12:39pm
MrRoxy, what was "Flaemmchen" about? From what I understand it was replaced by "I Want to Go to Hollywood," did this happen after Maury Yeston was brought in or did he write "Flaemmchen" as well? I remember reading an interview with Jane Krakowski in which she said she cried a lot when Tommy Tune told her the song would be cut. I love "I Want to Go to Hollywood" but since I read that interview, I've always been curious about "Flaemmchen."
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#73
Posted: 12/24/06 at 4:04pm
Thanks, marshmallow. I don't get why COOOOLkid thinks that.

I hope no one will mind if I jump in here about "Flaemmchen." According to the liner notes on Lost in Boston and what I've heard elsewhere, Maury Yeston only agreed to come in if he could write a new song for each of the major characters. I think that Wright and Forrest were not too happy that Yeston was going to write so much. And "Flaemmchen" is a perfectly fine song, though it doesn't have the dark side that Tune must have wanted for the show and "I Want to Go to Hollywoood" does give us an understanding of why Flaemmchen wants to get away from the world she knows.

I don't think that "Two Fairy Tales" was replaced by "Now/Soon/Later." The idea was to have both in the show. "Two Fairy Tales" just never had a spot in the show, and no one could figure out where to put it. But the idea was that both "Two Fairy Tales" and "Now/Soon/Later" would be in the show.

I agree that the Mallory-Lambert performance is really terrific.

It's too bad that Kert only sings the very beginning of "Happily Ever After." I'd really love to hear what he would have done with the whole song.

I do agree that Lucas does some things nicely on the recording. The number that he did particularly well in the show was "Uptown, Downtown," but I don't think what he did that made a showstopper comes across on the recording.

Another really great song that I forgot to mention before is "Susan's Dream," cut from Love Life, one of Weill's most interesting melodies and a fascinating Lerner lyric.


Updated On: 12/24/06 at 04:04 PM
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#74
Posted: 12/24/06 at 4:45pm
There was a stunning, heartbreaking, beautiful melody sung at a recent Flopz/Cutz concert Jamie organized at Joe's Pub... I'll be damned if I know the name, but it was from the short-lived "Sweet Smell of Success". I believe it was to be sung by Susan.

Wish I could find a recording of it. What a gorgeous song...
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#75
Posted: 12/24/06 at 4:52pm
NobodyHome, thanks for the input on "Flaemmchen." Jane Krakowski did say that eventually she got why "I Want to Go to Hollywood" gave a better understanding of her character but she did sound like she was particularly fond of the cut song; I believe she said she never got the same applause with "I Want to Go to Hollywood" than she did with "Flaemmchen" but that she had to compromise to make the show work better. Tommy Tune is quite brilliant so I'm sure he knew what he was doing, from what I've read the show sans Tune and Yeston (wasn't it titled "At the Grand"?) was quite bad.
I agree that Larry Kert should've performed the full version of "Happily Ever After," it'd have been great to know what he would've done with this number. I feel a bit divided about Craig Lucas though, in some songs he does well but in others he disappoints (particularly during the duets). To be fair though sometimes the problem comes from the songs themselves; however, Marry Me A Little is a great review of Sondheim's less-known work. It'd be nice to get a new cast recording with better orchestrations and other performers.
I didn't know "Two Fairy Tales" was supposed to be in the show along with "Now/Later/Soon" though it makes sense. Now I do wonder where the song could go, it probably would stop the show (not in the good way) if it was included. It is such a great number though, and a great chance to hear Anne and Henrik sing another number; it always bothered me that Victoria Mallory and Mark Lambert had so little to sing in the OBCR of A Little Night Music since I find both of them to be such great performers. As usual, thanks for the input, NobodyHome.
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