music Alan Menken lyrics Howard Ashman, Stephen Schwartz, David Zippel
performance Susan Egan
Susan Egan sings a fun medley including: “God Help the Outcasts”, “Part Of Your World”, “A Whole New World”, “Colors of the Wind”, and “I Won’t Say I’m in Love”. It’s a great arrangement and her voice is perfect for everything.
Debbie Gravitte singing THE BROADWAY SONG from Pamela’s First Musical.
Music by Cy Coleman. Lyrics by David Zippel. Book by Wendy Wasserstein.
The closest this ever came to the stage was a benefit concert I worked on starring Donna Murphy at Town Hall back in 2008. This recording, however, is from a prior workshop performance starring Debbie Gravitte.
As we continue to mourn/celebrate Marvin Hamlisch, I think we will find few melodies more infectious.
*According to the sheet music, IBDB’s “Songs in the production” and other sources this entire sequence is known only as “My Rules”, though a few will list “My Rules” and “Elliot Garfield” grant as separate numbers. I wonder if the latter title was discarded for reasons similar to “Tits and Ass” being referred to as “Dance Ten, Looks Three”—Did the title “Elliot Garfield Grant” give too much away?