This Week on Broadway for July 12, 2020: Songs We Love from Shows We Don’t

Peter Filichia, James Marino, and Michael Portantiere talk about our favorite songs from shows which weren’t our favorites.


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PETER FILICHIA is a playwright, journalist, and historian with a number of books. His columns appear at Masterworks BroadwayBroadway Select and many other places.

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MICHAEL PORTANTIERE is a theater reviewer and essayist. He is the founder and editor of 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

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Follow up to last week’s show (things that should be muscalized)

Something for Everyone (movie)

Jeff Hickman: It’s A Wonderful Life

Sir Paul McCartney to write It’s A Wonderful Life musical

Peter’s Trivia Section


“Songs We Love from Shows We Don’t”

PF: Love Never Dies; Till I Hear You Sing

MP: The Scarlet Pimpernel; Storybook, Into The Fire, She Was There

PF: Sons of Dixie (The Civil War)

MP: The Phantom of The Opera; Think of Me, All I Ask of You

Les Miserables; At The End of the Day, On My Own (melody via Fantine), Do You Hear The People Sing, Empty Chairs, Bring Him Home

PF: Only He (Starlight Express)

Jimmy; Riverside Drive

MP: Mamma Mia (love the songs, hate the show!)

Judy Craymer

PF: Carmelina

Me and Juliet; Intermission Talk

Oscar Hammerstein II

MP: The Intermission’s Great (song cut from On The Town)

Show Tunes: The Songs, Shows, and Careers of Broadway’s Major Composers By Steven Suskin

Steven Suskin

MP: Songs I Love from Shows I Don’t Know

Rodgers and Hart: It Never Entered My Mind from Higher and Higher

Cole Porter: You Do Something To Me from 50 million Frenchmen

Isn’t it a Pity from Pardon My English (Gershwin)

All the Things You Are from Very Warm for Me (Kern and Hammerstein)

He Was Too Good To Me from Simple Simon by Rodgers and Hart

Kingston Trio

I Can’t Do the Sum from Babes in Toyland

Grind; I Get Myself Out

Let it Ride; His Own Little Island

Mail: The World Set on Fire by a Black and a Jew

PF: Before I Kiss the World Goodbye from Jennie (Song originally written for Mrs. ‘Arris Goes to Paris)

MP: Camelot: many, but not all songs

There’s A Room in my House from A Family Affair

Mamma A Rainbow from Minnie’s Boys

Once Upon a Time from All American by Strouse and Adams

Rocky: Raining

Prince Edward Island (PEI) Charlotte Town Festival production of Anne of Green Gables song Where Did The Summer Go To?

Salad Days; We Said We Wouldn’t Look Back

PF: “Don’t let it be forgotten that for one brief shining moment, there was a Camelot.”

Tony Janicki: “I’ll Never Go There Anymore” from Kelly — the music is by Moose Charlap and the lyrics are by Eddie Lawrence

Tony Janicki: “How Do You Speak to an Angel?” from Hazel Flagg with music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Bob Hilliard

Robb Johnston: Bart’s Confession (Gettin the Band Back Together)

Cheryl Hodges-Selden: Michael in the bathroom from Be More Chill

Cheryl Hodges-Selden: I Know what’s going to happen from Tootsie

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Michael’s Music Moment:


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Into The Fire from The Scarlet Pimpernel

Other Music: Memories from

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