Welcome to this week’s episode of the And Scene Theater Podcast!
In Act 1, we discuss what was supposed to be a new Broadway theater, theater’s response to 9/11, the passing of another theater legend, and a great way to buy tickets if you work at the University of Kansas!
In Act 2, making his triumphant return to the show is Broadway and West End actor Peter Lockyer. Pete is here to start a new series for the show: the Showtune Breakdown (we’re still workshopping the name)! In the Breakdown, we will take a popular show tune, and from its context in the show, to it’s time signature, to its lyrics and chord progression, we will figure out what makes these beloved songs all-time greats. For this inaugural Breakdown, we analyze Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns.”
What do you think of our analysis? Is this one of your favorite showtunes? If not, what song would you like us to Breakdown? Let us know! Do you have another theater subject that is near and dear to you? Please reach out to us on what subjects you’d like to hear about on upcoming shows. We do this show for you so we want to bring you what you want to hear!
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New Schubert Theater: http://www.playbill.com/article/shubert-organization-scraps-plans-for-new-broadway-theatre
9/11 Plays: http://www.playbill.com/article/13-theatre-works-that-responded-to-9-11
Peter Hall: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/12/theater/uk-peter-hall-theater-dead.html?_r=0
University of Kansas: http://news.ku.edu/theatre-season-pass-available-through-payroll-deduction
"Send int he Clowns", Glynis Johns, A Little Night Music (Original Broadway Cast Recording), Masterworks Broadway, 1998 (© 1973, 1998 Sony BMG Music Entertainment)
"Send int he Clowns", Judy Collins, Judith, Elektra Records, 1975
"Bring Him Home", Colm Wilkinson, Les Miserables 10th Anniversary Concert, First Night Records, 1996
"Send int he Clowns", Frank Sinatra, Ol’ Blue Eyes is Back, Reprise Records, 1973