Show Tunes with Kate Botello - Episode 24

May 29, 2016

Tune in for killer tunes from Kander & Ebb's CURTAINS and other mystery musicals!

Welcome to Episode 24 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up - theatre is murder - we’ll hear from some musical whodunits. We’ll hear a couple of more songs from this year’s Tony-nominated shows, and at Intermission - talk about a few mysterious Tony snubs. In Act Two, grab a rose to throw between your teeth, because tonight… we tango.  

Click through for this week's playlist and a clip of some 50's hipster choreography at its best!

Here's this week's playlist:

  • REDHEAD (1959) - Overture
  • BAKER STREET (1965) - It's So Simple
  • THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD (1985) - Jasper's Confession
  • CURTAINS (2007) - He Did It
  • THE COLOR PURPLE (2015 revival) - I'm Here
  • FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (2016 revival) - Tevye's Monologue

INTERMISSION: Speaking of mysteries - we'll take a look at some mysteriously missing Tony nominations. Plus: Audra McDonald (winner of a record 6 Tony awards) with, "Your Daddy's Son," from RAGTIME (1998).

  • GREASE (1994 revival) - Beauty School Dropout
  • THE PAJAMA GAME (1954) - Hernando's Hideaway
  • RENT (1996) - Tango: Maureen
  • CANDIDE (1956) - I'm Easily Assimilated
  • BRIGHT STAR (2016) - At Long Last
  • REDHEAD (1959) - Chase and Finale

Please do check out the super-clever staging of, "Hernando's Hideaway," in the 1957 movie version of THE PAJAMA GAME. It's about as 50's hep as it gets:

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