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Wall to Wall Broadway: A Century of Musicals
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+ About the Performance
This program was recorded 05/16/2009 at Symphony Space.

Excerpts from Wall to Wall Broadway (2009), twelve glorious hours of the greatest music of the Great White Way. Hear more of your favorites than you ever thought possible performed by hundreds of well-known and emerging artists.




How A Broadway Musical Changed My Life

Piano: Beth Ertz and Lanny Meyers


"Brush Up Your Shakespeare" from Kiss Me, Kate (1948)

Performers: Jonathan Hadary and Kevin Burdette

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter


 "Mama's Getting Married" from Gypsy (1959)

Performers: Loni Ackerman and Lisa Flanagan

Music: Jule Styne; Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim


Musicals That Inspired Me

Piano: Beth Ertz, Lanny Meyers, Jeanine Tesori

Hosted by Theodore Chapin


 "I Can't Get Started" from Ziegfeld Follies of 1936

Performer: Nora York

Music: Vernon Duke; Lyrics: Ira Gershwin


 "You Can Always Count On Me" from City of Angels (1989)

Performer: Ami Vice

Music: Cy Coleman; Lyrics: David Zippel


 "Something Wonderful" from The King and I (1951)

Performer: Lisa Flanagan

Music: Richard Rodgers; Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II


"Lay Down Your Head" 

 "All Men Are Freaks" from The Toxic Avenger (2008)

Performers: Mary Brienza and Kathryn Markey

Music: David Bryan; Lyrics: David Bryan, Joe DiPietro


"Taking a Chance on Love" from Cabin in the Sky (1940)

Martin Vidnovic

Music: Vernon Duke; Lyrics: John La Touche


"Come Rain or Come Shine" from St. Louis Woman (1946)

D'Ambrose Boyd

Music: Harold Arlen; Lyrics: Johnny Mercer


"Coffee in a Cardboard Cup" from Seventy Girls (1971)

Isaiah Sheffer

Music: John Kander; Lyrics: Fred Ebb


"The Gentleman is a Dope" from Allegro (1947)

Loni Ackerman

Music: Richard Rodgers; Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II


"You and the Night and the Music" from Revenge With Music (1934)

Mary Cleere Haran and Martin Vidnovic

Music: Arthur Schwartz; Lyrics: Howard Dietz


"Once Upon A Time" from All American (1962)

Lisa Flanagan

Music: Charles Strouse; Lyrics: Lee Adams


"Smile" from Smile (1986)

Martin Vidnovic

Music: Marvin Hamlisch; Lyrics: Howard Ashman


"Our Time" from Merrily We Roll Along (1981)

Loni Ackerman

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim



Making a Musical


"Blue Skies" from Betsy (1926)

Mary Cleere Haran


"Being Alive" from Company (1970)

Doug Kreeger

Music and Lyrics: Stephen Sondheim



A Pre-Centennial Salute to Frank Loesser

Piano: Lanny Meyers


"Hans Christian Andersen" from Hans Christian Andersen (1952)

Emily Loesser, Jo Sullivan Loesser, Debbie Gravitte


"Never Will I Marry" from Greenwillow (1960)

Debbie Gravitte


"You Understand Me" from Señor Discretion Himself (1968)

Emily Loesser and Jo Sullivan Loesser


"My Time of Day" from Guys and Dolls (1950)

Gregg Edelman


"I've Never Been in Love Before" from Guys and Dolls (1950)

Emily Loesser and Gregg Edelman



New Musicals in the Works


ASCAP Workshop

Songs from the new musicals Ever After and Dear Edwina

"Taylor, the Latte Boy"

"Who Needs Love"

"Hola Lola!"

Music: Zina Goldrich; Lyrics: Marcy Heisler


BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop

Excerpts from the new musical The Kid, based on the book by Dan Savage

Piano: Andy Monroe

Book: Michael Zam; Music: Andy Monroe; Lyrics: Jack Lethner

Produced by Frank Evans; Host: Patrick Cook, Artistic Coordinator of the Workshop


"The Kid"

Trent Dawson


"Spare Changin"

Brooke Sunny Moriber


"When They Put Him In Your Arms"

Trent Dawson and Lucas Steele


"Embraceable You" from Girl Crazy (1930)

Rebecca Luker

Music: George Gershwin; Lyrics: Ira Gershwin


"Younger Than Springtime" from South Pacific (1949)

Andrew Samonsky

Piano: Fred Lassen

Music: Richard Rodgers; Lyrics: Oscar Hammerstein II


"Pinball Wizard" from The Who's Tommy (1993)

Michael Cerveris

Music and Lyrics: The Who


"I Miss the Mountains" from Next to Normal (2009)

Jessica Phillips

Music: Tom Kitt; Lyrics: Brian Yorkey


"Rag Dolly" from Raggedy Ann (1986)

Ivy Austin


Comedy in Revue

Piano: Beth Ertz and Lanny Meyers


"Second Hand Rose" from Ziegfeld Follies of 1921

Loni Ackerman

Music: Victor Herbert, Rudolf Friml, Dave Stamper; Lyrics: Gene Buck, Bud G. DeSylva


"Nobody Makes a Pass At Me" from Pins and Needles (1937)

Mary Brienza

Music and Lyrics: Harold J. Rome


"Find Me A Primitive Man" from 50 Million Frenchmen (1929)

Leenya Rideout

Music and Lyrics: Cole Porter


"South America, Take it Away" from Call Me Mister (1946)

Mary Brienza

Music and Lyrics: Harold Rome


"The Boston Beguine" from New Faces of 1952

Kathryn Markey

Music and Lyrics: Sheldon Harnick


"I Get Carried Away" from On The Town (1944)

Leenya Rideout and Kevin Burdette

Music: Leonard Bernstein; Lyrics: Adolph Green and Betty Comden


"We're Going to Balance the Budget" from I'd Rather Be Right (1937)

Russell Joel Brown, Kevin Burdette and Sidney J. Burgoyne

Music: Richard Rodgers; Lyrics: Lorenz Hart


"Paciencia y Fe (Patience and Faith)" from In the Heights (2008)

Olga Merediz

Music and Lyrics: Lin-Manuel Miranda


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