Al For Short from Fun Home
Door Number Three from WaitressOh, Sri Lanka from American PsychoSchuyler Defeated/Let It Go from Hamilton (I know Schuyler Defeated is still in there but it's a lot shorter now).Congratulations from Hamilton (This was so good!!)Ten Things, One Thing from Hamilton (This was redone into The World Was Wide Enough, but Hamilton's verse is great.)
I'm Lost from The Apple TreeLovely Love from Something RottenWaiting from The King & IFlaemmchen from Grand HotelBig Fat Heart from SeesawTell Me I Look Nice from She Loves Me
"When Messiah Comes" from Fiddler.
This, for me, is the best song cut from a Broadway musical. Not because it's a particularly good song, or that it's even from that great a show, but that it offers a fascinating glimpse into the mind of the composer/lyricist. I shall explain.Let's assume for a moment that you're Jim Steinman. You're finally getting your chance at Broadway after years in the rock world, and struggling on other shows that either never made it past Off-Broadway/regional or were major but never quite managed to make the Great White Way. Dance of the Vampires is your ticket. And you can't tell people how many things are the opposite of what you want. Your producer(s) bought an opera, and decided it needed to be a musical comedy. Your temperamental star is writing all of his own jokes, and cutting those of his co-star(s). Your choreographer can't choreograph. The show at the Minskoff is becoming a runaway train. (Depending on whose version of the story you believe, Jim would either get fired or quit in short order.)They want a comedic number for the villagers in the first act just before the innkeeper is brought back after being found frozen in the woods. And, in your own quirky, bizarre way, you intend to deliver. See, you had to learn to live with the way things are, so now they have to.This never even made it into rehearsals, although sheet music for it exists if anyone wants to give it a go. But just look at the lyrics, and you'll see what happens on a project when someone is so done with everyone's shit.This is the lyrics to "Learn To Live With It," from Dance of the Vampires.
"Making Good" is one of the better songs in Wicked
backwoodsbarbie said: ""Making Good" is one of the better songs in Wicked"I forgot about Making Good! Stephanie J Block recorded it on her album so at least it lives on there.
Second Midnight from Into the Woods is a favorite as is the cut bridge of Children Will Listen.
Who Could Be Blue? Cut from Follies.
My favorite song from Shrek's stage version was cut from the Bway rendition - More To The Story. It is so perfect for Sutton's voice. I can see how it's too serious for a children's show, but god there's so much depth in this song and her performance.
'Word You Never Heard' and 'I Suck' from Something Rotten.In case you're not familiar with these. Here are the links:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll39ftQs4Gchttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtAdx9pqhaE
Hamilton's John Adams rap. I get why they cut it but man I wish it was still in there https://youtu.be/oUI8b17YGx8
icecreambenjamin said: "Second Midnight from Into the Woods is a favorite as is the cut bridge of Children Will Listen."I ADORE "Second Midnight," particularly the sections that eventually became 'Children Will Listen."
"Dear Sweet Sewing Machine" & "When Messiah Comes" -- FIDDLER'Take a Little Drink of Ouzo" -- ILLYA DARLING"When I Went Home" -- PETER PAN"Multitudes of Amys" - COMPANY"Pleasant Little Kingdom" - FOLLIESand my favorite, "Take It In Your Stride" - ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
funhamilton_rent said: "Congratulations from Hamilton (This was so good!!) "The first half of this is so good
"only you" from Starlight Express. Some productions included it yet some did not. :/
TENTERFIELD SADDLER was cut from the Broadway production of THE BOY FROM OZ, supposedly because it was too "Australian" for Broadway audiences. It was included as a bonus track in the original cast recording. Later on, Hugh would sing it in his one-man show ( Back on Broadway) because it has dramatic elements and a haunting melody that appealed by themselves. Apologies for the fairly bad audio, but this performance still embodies the beautiful musical tribute by Peter Allen to his family --
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