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Friday, September 6, 2013

Show Tune Showdown #47: 1924-46 Broadway Seasons, Round 2



In the 46th Show Tune Showdown, South Pacific won the most showdowns - and the following songs will be moving on to Round 3:

South Pacific's "A Wonderful Guy", "A Cockeyed Optimist", "Some Enchanted Evening", "You've Got to Be Carefully Taught" and "This Nearly Was Mine"

My Fair Lady's "I Could Have Danced All Night", "On the Street Where You Live", "The Rain in Spain" and "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face"

The King and I's "Hello, Young Lovers", "Something Wonderful", "I Whistle a Happy Tune" and "Getting to Know You"

Guys and Dolls' "Adelaide's Lament", "Luck Be a Lady" and "I've Never Been in Love Before"

Brigadoon's "Almost Like Being in Love"

Call Me Madam's "It's a Lovely Day Today"

Candide's "Glitter and Be Gay"

Damn Yankees' "Whatever Lola Wants"

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' "A Little Girl from Little Rock"

Kismet's "Stranger in Paradise"

Kiss Me Kate's "Always True to You in My Fashion"

Out of This World's "From This Moment On"

The Pajama Game's "Hernando's Hideaway"

Wonderful Town's "Swing!"

PLEASE NOTE: The next Show Tune Showdown will be on Friday, September 20.

Now on to our 47th Show Tune Showdown, which takes us back to the 1924-46 Broadway seasons when the following 32 musicals opened:

Lady, Be Good!
December 1, 1924 - September 12, 1925 (330 performances)

Oh, Kay!
November 8, 1926 - June 1927 (256 performances)
Revival: January 2, 1928 - January 14, 1928 (16 performances)
Revival: November 1, 1990 - April 14, 1991 (77 performances)

Funny Face
November 22, 1927 - June 23, 1928 (244 performances)

Show Boat
December 27, 1927 - May 4, 1929 (572 performances)
Revival: May 19, 1932 - October 22, 1932 (180 performances)
Revival: January 5, 1946 - January 4, 1947 (418 performances)
Revival: April 24, 1983 - June 26, 1983 (73 performances)
Revival: October 2, 1994 - January 5, 1997 (947 performances)

Good Boy
September 5, 1928 - April 13, 1929 (253 performances)

The New Moon
September 19, 1928 - December 14, 1929 (509 performances)

Paris
October 8, 1928 - March 23, 1929 (195 performances)

Whoopee!
December 4, 1928 - November 23, 1929 (407 performances)
Revival: February 14, 1979 - August 12, 1979 (204 performances)

Follow Thru
January 9, 1929 - December 21, 1929 (401 performances)

Great Day
October 17, 1929 - November 16, 1929 (36 performances)

Girl Crazy
October 14, 1930 - June 6, 1931 (272 performances)

Gay Divorce
November 29, 1932 - July 1, 1933 (248 performances)

The Threepenny Opera
April 13, 1933 - April 22, 1933 (12 performances)
Revival: May 1, 1976 - January 23, 1977 (307 performances)
Revival: November 5, 1989 - December 31, 1989 (65 performances)
Revival: April 20, 2006 - June 25, 2006 (77 performances)

Roberta
November 18, 1933 - July 21, 1934 (295 performances)

Anything Goes
November 21, 1934 - November 16, 1935 (420 performances)
Revival: October 19, 1987 - September 3, 1989 (784 performances)
Revival: April 7, 2011 - July 8, 2012 (521 performances)

Porgy and Bess
October 10, 1935 - January 25, 1936 (124 performances)
Revival: January 22, 1942 - September 26, 1942 (286 performances)
Reopened on September 13, 1943 - October 2, 1943 (24 performances)
Reopened on February 7, 1944 - April 8, 1944 (64 performances)
Revival: March 10, 1953 - November 28, 1953 (305 performances)
Revival: September 25, 1976 - January 9, 1977 (122 performances)
Revival: April 7, 1983 - May 15, 1983 (45 performances)
Revival: January 12, 2012 - September 23, 2012 (293 performances)

Jubilee
October 12, 1935 - March 7, 1936 (169 performances)

Babes in Arms
April 14, 1937 - December 18, 1937 (289 performances)

Hooray For What!
December 1, 1937 - May 21, 1938 (200 performances)

Between the Devil
December 22, 1937 - March 12, 1938 (93 performances)

Right This Way
January 5, 1938 - January 15, 1938 (15 performances)

The Boys from Syracuse
November 23, 1938 - June 10, 1939 (235 performances)
Revival: August 18, 2002 - October 20, 2002 (73 performances)

DuBarry Was a Lady
December 6, 1939 - December 12, 1940 (408 performances)

Cabin in the Sky
October 25, 1940 - March 8, 1941 (156 performances)

Pal Joey
December 25, 1940 - November 29, 1941 (374 performances)
Revival: January 3, 1952 - April 18, 1953 (540 performances)
Revival: June 27, 1976 - August 29, 1976 (73 performances)
Revival: December 18, 2008 - March 1, 2009 (85 performances)

By Jupiter
June 3, 1942 - June 12, 1943 (427 performances)

Oklahoma!
March 31, 1943 - May 29, 1948 (2,212 performances)
Revival: May 29, 1951 - July 28, 1951 (100 performances)
Revival: August 31, 1953 - October 3, 1953 (40 performances)
Revival: December 13, 1979 - August 24, 1980 (293 performances)
Revival: March 21, 2002 - February 23, 2003 (388 performances)

One Touch of Venus
October 7, 1943 - February 10, 1945 (567 performances)

On the Town
December 28, 1944 - February 2, 1946 (462 performances)
Revival: October 1, 1971 - January 1, 1972 (73 performances)
Revival: November 19, 1998 - January 17, 1999 (69 performances)

Carousel
April 19, 1945 - May 24, 1947 (890 performances)
Reopened February 22, 1949 - March 5, 1949 (32 performances)
Revival: June 2, 1954 - August 8, 1954 (79 performances)
Revival: September 11, 1957 - September 29, 1957 (24 performances)
Revival: March 24, 1994 - January 15, 1995 (337 performances)

St. Louis Woman
March 30, 1946 - July 6, 1946 (113 performances)

Annie Get Your Gun
May 16, 1946 - February 12, 1949 (1,147 performances)
Revival: September 21, 1966 - November 26, 1966 (78 performances)
Revival: March 4, 1999 - September 1, 2001 (1,045 performances)

Now here are the competing show tunes - and if you're wondering how to judge each showdown, just ask yourself, "Which song do I enjoy listening to more?"

"Anything Goes" (Patti LuPone performs on the 42nd Annual Tony Awards on June 5, 1988)

vs.

"Oklahoma!" (Gordon MacRae and the cast perform in the 1955 film version)





Anything Goes' "You're the Top" (Barbra Streisand and Ryan O'Neal perform during the opening and closing credits of the 1972 film, What's Up, Doc?)

vs.

Annie Get Your Gun's "Anything You Can Do" (Ethel Merman and Bruce Yarnell perform on the 1966 Broadway revival cast recording)





Annie Get Your Gun's "I Got the Sun in the Morning" (Ethel Merman and the cast of the 1966 Broadway revival perform on The Ed Sullivan Show on September 25, 1966)

vs.

Oklahoma's "Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin'" (Hugh Jackman performs in the 1998 London revival)





Anything Goes' "I Get a Kick Out of You" (Colin Donnell performs on CBS's The Early Show in 2011)

vs.

Girl Crazy's "But Not for Me" (Elton John performs on the 1994 soundtrack of Four Weddings and a Funeral)





Annie Get Your Gun's "There's No Business Like Show Business" (Rosemary Clooney performs at NYC's Marriott Marquis on October 7, 1985)

vs.

Jubilee's "Just One of Those Things" (Rosemary Clooney performs)





Oklahoma's "The Surrey with the Fringe on Top" (Peggy Lee performs on her 1960 album, Latin ala Lee!)

vs.

Right This Way's "I'll Be Seeing You" (Cass Elliot performs on her 1973 album, Don't Call Me Mama Anymore)





Oklahoma's "I Cain't Say No" (Christine Ebersole performs in the 1979 Broadway revival)

vs.

Follow Thru's "I Want to Be Bad" (Zelma O'Neal performs in the 1930 film version)





Oklahoma's "People Will Say We're in Love" (Doris Day's 1960 recording)

vs.

Pal Joey's "Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered" (Patti LuPone performs)





On the Town's "New York, New York" (Thomas Hampson, David Garrison and Kurt Ollman perform during the 1992 London concert version)

vs.

Show Boat's "Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man" (Lonette McKee, Michel Bell, Gretha Boston, Rebecca Luker and the cast of the 1994 Broadway revival perform on the PBS special, Some Enchanted Evening: Celebrating Oscar Hammerstein II, on March 7, 1995)





Carousel's "You'll Never Walk Alone" (Shirley Verrett and the cast of the 1994 Broadway revival perform during the 48th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 1994)

vs.

Show Boat's "Ol' Man River" (Michel Bell and the revival cast perform on the 48th Annual Tony Awards on June 12, 1994)





Carousel's "If I Loved You" (Robert Goulet performs in a television version on May 7, 1967)

vs.

The Threepenny Opera's "Mack the Knife" (Robbie Williams performs Live at the Albert on October 10, 2001)





Oh, Kay!'s "Someone to Watch Over Me" (Audra McDonald performs in concert in 2002)

vs.

Show Boat's "Bill" (Audra McDonald performs in concert in 2002)





Girl Crazy's "I Got Rhythm" (Dinah Shore and Peggy Lee perform on The Dinah Shore Chevy Show on May 17, 1959)

vs.

Lady, Be Good's "Fascinating Rhythm" (Mel Tormé performs on The Judy Garland Show on November 10, 1963)





Porgy and Bess' "Summertime" (from the 1958 album, Ella Fitzgerald Live at Mister Kelly's)

vs.

St. Louis Woman's "Any Place I Hang My Hat is Home" (Vanessa Williams performs with the Boston Pops in 2004)





Good Boy's "I Wanna Be Loved by You" (Marilyn Monroe performs in the 1959 film, Some Like It Hot)

vs.

Paris' "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)" (Eartha Kitt performs on her 1970 TV series, Eartha Kitt in the Penthouse Suite)





Roberta's "Smoke Gets in Your Eyes" (Judy Garland performs on The Judy Garland Show)

vs.

St. Louis Woman's "Come Rain or Come Shine" (Judy Garland performs on The Judy Garland Show in 1963)





The Boys from Syracuse's "This Can't Be Love" (Dorothy Collins performs on Your Hit Parade on May 7, 1955)

vs.

Hooray for What's "Down with Love" (Audra McDonald performs during My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies at Carnegie Hall on September 28, 1998)





DuBarry Was a Lady's "Friendship" (Chita Rivera, Bruce Adler and George Dvorsky from the 1999 Papermill Playhouse production of Anything Goes perform on The Rosie O'Donnell Show)

vs.

Funny Face's "'S Wonderful" (Twiggy and Tommy Tune perform at the Kennedy Center on the NBC special, Happy Birthday, Bob!, on May 23, 1983)





Between the Devil's "By Myself" (Judy Garland performs on The Judy Garland Show on March 22, 1964)

vs.

Girl Crazy's "Embraceable You" (Judy Garland performs in the 1943 film version)





Gay Divorce's "Night and Day" (Helen Merrill performs on her album, Parole e Musica)

vs.

The New Moon's "Lover, Come Back to Me" (Barbra Streisand performs on her TV special, My Name Is Barbra, on April 28, 1965)





Babes in Arms' "Where or When" (Idina Menzel and Taye Diggs perform during her 2012 concert special, Idina Menzel Live: Barefoot at the Symphony)

vs.

Whoopee's "Makin' Whoopee" (Lucie Arnaz and Laurence Luckinbill perform on The Mike Douglas Show in September 1980)





Babes in Arms' "Johnny One Note" (Shirley Bassey performs)

vs.

Great Day's "Great Day" (Sarah Vaughan performs)





Funny Face's "How Long Has This Been Going On?" (Elaine Paige performs in the 1990s this cut song, which later appeared in the 1928 musical, Rosalie, and the 1957 film version)

vs.

Show Boat's "Make Believe" (Julian Ovenden and Sierra Boggess perform during the BBC Proms 2012: The Broadway Sound on August 27, 2012)





By Jupiter's "Ev'rything I've Got" (Sara Gazarek performs on her 2012 album, Blossom & Bee)

vs.

Cabin in the Sky's "Honey in the Honeycomb" (Lena Horne performs in the 1943 film version)





The Boys from Syracuse's "Falling in Love with Love" (Andy Williams performs on The Andy Williams Show on October 12, 1964)

vs.

One Touch of Venus' "Speak Low" (Andy Williams performs on The Andy Williams Show on October 11, 1965)



2 comments:

bockharn said...

Choosing in the 46th Show Tune Showdown was WAAAAAY HARD! (Thanks!)

Marc said...

That's what I like to hear! :)

Thanks for voting, bockharn - and for following DEEP DISH!