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Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals

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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 --

 



 

Updated On: 5/25/16 at 03:16 PM
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#127
Posted: 5/26/16 at 8:00am

He Forgave Me from The Bridges of Madison County. I understood pacing and storytelling wise why it was cut, but man I loved that song.

 

Also kind of straddling the line, but it made me so sad when I found out He Was Tall was cut from the tour version of Cinderella. It was just such a cute, sweet little song that I love in the show.

Updated On: 5/27/16 at 08:00 AM
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#128
Posted: 5/26/16 at 8:37am

Boy , do I miss the Lost In Boston series of cd's right about now.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#129
Posted: 5/26/16 at 8:43am

Only You from Starlight Express!

 

Yes x100! Good one Wick3.

 

Also, There's Me from Starlight Express.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#130
Posted: 5/26/16 at 11:30am

Mr. Roxy, I miss them, too, but they wouldn't sell today.  When we did them we were bringing theater music back to CD (it was a very bad time back in 1993), and we did them right, with great orchestrations and singers.  Others have done similar stuff since (without even acknowledging our existence) but I don't want to hear this stuff with a piano and a drum - I want it to sound like it came from a cast album.  They were expensive to do, but back then it was an entirely different world and they sold really well.  

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#131
Posted: 5/26/16 at 11:58am

bk said: "Mr. Roxy, I miss them, too, but they wouldn't sell today.  When we did them we were bringing theater music back to CD (it was a very bad time back in 1993), and we did them right, with great orchestrations and singers.  Others have done similar stuff since (without even acknowledging our existence) but I don't want to hear this stuff with a piano and a drum - I want it to sound like it came from a cast album.  They were expensive to do, but back then it was an entirely different world and they sold really well.  

 

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I so agree with you bk.

 

Even more than the Lost series I miss the Unsung series.

 

I still play those all the time.

 

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#132
Posted: 5/26/16 at 12:11pm

Mea Culpa from Sweeney Todd.

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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#133
Posted: 5/28/16 at 11:16pm

I suppose you mean the Judge's version of "Johanna".  I'll go with "Silly People" from A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and "What Am I Doing Here?" from PROMISES, PROMISES.



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Updated On: 5/28/16 at 11:16 PM
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re: Best Songs Cut From Broadway Musicals#134
Posted: 5/28/16 at 11:51pm

Apologies if these have been said,

 

We'll Have Tomorrow (Little Shop of Horrors)

Beggar Woman's Lullaby, a song actually added to the original London production, but is cut from most other productions. (Sweeney Todd)

Ten Percent (Chicago)