Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#101
Posted: 7/19/14 at 10:16pm
Some of these have already been mentioned, but:

"Darling!" from MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
"Love and War" from LEGALLY BLONDE
"More to the Story" from SHREK
"I Could Be in Love with Someone Like You" from THE LAST FIVE YEARS
"We Deserve Each Other" from WICKED (although parts still exist in "The Wicked Witch of the East")

And I'm not sure if this counts, but I was upset when "I'm Not Alone," "It Hurts to Be Strong," "Heaven," and "Heaven (Septet)" were cut/replaced in the Off-Broadway revival of CARRIE.
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#102
Posted: 7/20/14 at 2:03am
I really enjoy "World, Take Me Back" and "Love, Look in My Window" from Hello, Dolly! They were put back into the show when Ethel Merman joined the cast, but never reinstated for subsequent productions.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#103
Posted: 7/21/14 at 7:02pm
"THERE WONT BE TRUMPETS" from Anyone Can Whistle...was only added back for the OBC recording...and thank god!...
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#104
Posted: 7/21/14 at 7:40pm
"Do you know "Bang" from A Little Night Music? It was replaced by "In Praise of Women," but I think Bang is way creepier, and therefore more appropriate. "

Bang! was performed in Boston, as the live recording shows (along with Silly People and a few other changes...) I love it, but I also love In Praise of Women. I've heard the reason for the replacement was In Praise of Women allowed the cinematic scene change *during* the song--Bang! was more static. Either way, Bang! was cut from the revised version of Marry Me A Little last year, and it was one of the songs I was most sorry to see go.

I missed this thread the first time around--on the first few pages a number of people mention The Girl in 14G as being cut from Millie. I always thought it was just a one off by Tesori and Scanlan--anyone know the story? Did it ever make it into performances?

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#105
Posted: 7/21/14 at 7:46pm
""It's Getting Hotter In The North" from SHOW BOAT. The show is so long already, what difference does another 8 minute dance number make!"

I think a few weeks ago this came up in another thread. I *love* the song, and I get the point of having such a jazzy song at the end of the show makes, but I really can't see any production sustaining it. It simply is too long, and has zero dramatic weight in terms of the story, for 3 hours into the musical...
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#106
Posted: 7/21/14 at 8:00pm
Maybe I missed it, but some of the most famous cut songs are:

"Strike Up the Band" (which eventually found a home in the show of the same name)
"From this Moment On" (from "Out of this World")
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#107
Posted: 7/21/14 at 8:22pm
From This Moment On is mentioned several times--in the early posts from 8 years ago, so I think that's allowed re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#108
Posted: 7/22/14 at 8:27pm
But ya had to make me look bad, didn't ya, Blanche? re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals

As you and I were discussing yesterday, Eric, I think we could include "We're Going to be Alright" in this list. Yes, a simplistic, "p*uck you" Richard Rodgers, version appeared in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?

But the real (and brilliant) lyric was discarded until SIDE BY SIDE.
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#109
Posted: 5/24/16 at 5:13pm

Al For Short from Fun Home

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#111
Posted: 5/24/16 at 5:25pm

Door Number Three from Waitress

Oh, Sri Lanka from American Psycho

Schuyler 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.)

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#112
Posted: 5/24/16 at 5:25pm

I'm Lost from The Apple Tree

Lovely Love from Something Rotten

Waiting from The King & I

Flaemmchen from Grand Hotel

Big Fat Heart from Seesaw

Tell Me I Look Nice from She Loves Me

 

 

....but the world goes 'round
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#113
Posted: 5/25/16 at 1:18am

"When Messiah Comes" from Fiddler.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#114
Posted: 5/25/16 at 8:43am

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.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#115
Posted: 5/25/16 at 9:05am

"Making Good" is one of the better songs in Wicked

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#116
Posted: 5/25/16 at 9:13am

backwoodsbarbie said: ""Making Good" is one of the better songs in Wicked

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I forgot about Making Good! Stephanie J Block recorded it on her album so at least it lives on there.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#117
Posted: 5/25/16 at 10:22am

Second Midnight from Into the Woods is a favorite as is the cut bridge of Children Will Listen.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#118
Posted: 5/25/16 at 12:52pm

Who Could Be Blue? Cut from Follies.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#119
Posted: 5/25/16 at 1:26pm

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.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#120
Posted: 5/25/16 at 2:25pm

'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=ll39ftQs4Gc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtAdx9pqhaE

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#121
Posted: 5/25/16 at 2:41pm

Hamilton's John Adams rap. I get why they cut it but man I wish it was still in there

 

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#122
Posted: 5/25/16 at 2:49pm

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."

 

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#123
Posted: 5/25/16 at 2:51pm

"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" - FOLLIES

and  my favorite, "Take It In Your Stride" - ANNIE GET YOUR GUN

 

 

 

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#124
Posted: 5/25/16 at 2:52pm

funhamilton_rent said: "

Congratulations from Hamilton (This was so good!!)

 

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The first half of this is so good 

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#125
Posted: 5/25/16 at 3:01pm

"only you" from Starlight Express. Some productions included it yet some did not.  :/

 

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#126
Posted: 5/25/16 at 3:16pm

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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