Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about the most beautiful ballads in musicals.
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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His columns appear at Masterworks Broadway, Broadway Select and many other places.
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MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of CastAlbumReviews.com. He is also a theatrical photographer whose photos have appeared in The New York Times and other major publications. You can see his photography work at FollowSpotPhoto.com.
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MP: Jim Caruso’s Pajama Cast Party…Episode 12!
MP + PF: Pride Plays Presentation of Mart Crowley’s The Men From the Boys (A sequel to the off-Broadway production The Boys in the Band)
Peter’s Trivia Answer
Most Beautiful Ballads:
MP: What is the definition of a ballad?
MP: The Ballad of Sweeney Todd
The Ballad of Mac The Knife
After The Ball
Artificial Flowers from Tenderloin
The Ballad of Booth
The Schmule Song from The Last Five Years
The Light in the Piazza
PF: As Time Goes By from Everybody’s Welcome (Revue)
Wish You Were Here
Make Our Garden Grow
The King and I: We Kiss in the shadow and I Have Dreamed
My Fair Lady: On The Street Where You Live
I Could Have Danced All Night
PF: Some Other Time from On The Town
MP: Betty Comden: Some Other Time (from On the Town by Leonard Bernstein with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green)
PF: Stop Time from Big
MP: It only takes a Moment from Hello Dolly!
Ribbons down my back
Marianne from The Grand Tour by Jerry Herman
PF: People / Barbra Streisand
JM: The Secret Garden: Where In The World / How Could I Ever Know
Laura / Steven
MP: Dear Friend from She Loves Me
Little Shop of Horrors: Somewhere That’s Green
Little Shop of Horrors: Suddenly, Seymor
New Cast recording of Little Shop is out (in download at least!)
PF: You Have Made Me Love from Cyrano
I Hear Bells from Maltby and Shire
MP: My Heart is so Full of You from The Most Happy Fella by Frank Loesser
flora the red menace
Maria; Tonight; and Somewhere from West Side Story
Send in the clowns
In Buddy’s eyes too many mornings losing my mind
someone is waiting
Nothings gonna harm you
Worthy of your love from Assassins
PF: The Baker’s Wife: Gifts of Love by Stephen Schwartz
MP: It’s Quiet Uptown from Hamilton
Falling Slowly from Once
Dream for You from Sing Street
PF: Where Do I Go From Here from Fiorello Where Do I Go from Here? was written by Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick
MP: When Did I Fall In Love from Fiorello
JM: The Stars and the Moon by Jason Robert Brown
I’ve Never Been in Love Before from Guys and Dolls
On My Own from Les Miserables
There Is No Other Way – Pacific Overtures
Who Can I Turn To & What Kind of Fool Am I?
I’ve Gotta Be Me – Golden Rainbow
PF: Les Miserables – I Dreamed a Dream
Let’s Go from Drat The Cat
Paul Witte: Love Can’t Happen from Grand Hotel
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