American Songbook at NJPAC Hosted by Michael Feinstein

FULL EPISODE

KT Sullivan and Jeff Harnar

These veteran cabaret stars perform an hour of all songs Sondheim that includes excerpts from almost all of his shows. Their list of Sondheim classics include "No One Is Alone" from Into the Woods, "Another Hundred People" from Company, "Every Day A Little Death" from A Little Night Music and much more.

AIRED: February 03, 2016 | 0:57:08
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TRANSCRIPT

>> ♪ IT TAKES TWO

♪ I THOUGHT ONE WAS ENOUGH

♪ IT'S NOT TRUE

>> COMING UP ON...

>> ♪ WHEN THE JOURNEY WAS ROUGH,

IT TOOK YOU ♪

♪ IT TOOK TWO OF US

>> ...A STYLISH CELEBRATION OF

THE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM.

>> ♪ ...AND DESPAIR TO CHANGE ♪

>> ♪ SOMEONE IS ON YOUR SIDE

>> ♪ SOMEONE IS ON YOUR SIDE

>> CABARET VETERANS KT SULLIVAN

AND JEFF HARNAR PRESENT THEIR

OWN FRESH INTERPRETATIONS OF

THIS BELOVED AMERICAN MASTER.

>> ♪ MAYBE YOU FORGOT ♪

>> ♪ EVERY DAY A LITTLE DEATH

>> ♪ EVERY DAY A LITTLE DEATH

>> ♪ IN THE PARLOR...

>> SONDHEIM HAS BEEN MAKING

MUSIC FOR OVER 60 YEARS, AND KT

AND JEFF MAKE IT FEEL LIKE HE

WROTE THEM YESTERDAY.

>> ♪ AND EVERY DAY SOME GO

AWAY ♪

♪ THEY FIND EACH OTHER...

>> MAJOR SUPPORT FOR

"AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC" IS

PROVIDED BY...

ADDITIONAL FUNDING HAS BEEN

PROVIDED THROUGH THE GENEROUS

SUPPORT OF...

AND NOW, FROM THE NEW JERSEY

PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, IN THE

VICTORIA THEATER, YOUR HOST,

TED CHAPIN.

>> WELCOME TO "THE AMERICAN

SONGBOOK AT NJPAC."

TONIGHT WE HAVE A PAIR OF

SEASONED CABARET PERFORMERS,

EACH A REGULAR IN THE NEW YORK

NIGHTCLUB SCENE.

TONIGHT THEY HAVE TEAMED UP TO

EXPLORE AND RE-EXAMINE THE

MAGICAL THEATRICAL WORLD OF

STEPHEN SONDHEIM.

SO, TONIGHT, TWO CABARET

GREATS -- KT SULLIVAN AND

JEFF HARNAR.

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "ON MY LEFT" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ ON MY LEFT

>> ♪ ON MY RIGHT

>> ♪ IS A PRINCE

>> ♪ IS A JEWEL

>> ♪ NEVER ARROGANT OR CRUEL

>> ♪ NEVER DULL OR BANAL

>> ♪ HE HAS HEFT

>> ♪ SHE HAS HEIGHT

>> ♪ BUT HE'S DEFT

>> ♪ AND SHE'S WITTY

>> ♪ NOT A MORSEL OF SELF-PITY

>> ♪ ALWAYS BOOSTING

YOUR MORALE ♪

>> ♪ HE'S A GENT IN A WAY THAT

YOU'LL FIND IN NO OTHER ♪

♪ AND, BELIEVE ME, I DON'T SAY

THAT JUST BECAUSE HE'S LIKE

MY BROTHER ♪

♪ HE'S A PRINCE

>> ♪ SHE'S A JEWEL

>> ♪ AND HE NEVER NEEDS

RENEWAL ♪

>> ♪ AS A PARTNER

>> ♪ AS A CRITIC

>> ♪ AS A PAL

[ "BOUNCE" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ WE'VE COME A LONG WAY

♪ WE'VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT

♪ WE'VE LEARNED HOW TO BOUNCE

>> ♪ AS PAPA WOULD SAY

♪ YOU'RE HOT, THEN YOU'RE NOT

♪ YOU BETTER LEARN TO BOUNCE

>> ♪ IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG,

THAT'S ALL RIGHT ♪

♪ BOUNCE ALONG

♪ JUST TRAVEL LIGHT

>> ♪ YOU GO OFF THE TRACK

>> ♪ DON'T LOOK BACK

>> ♪ THAT'S THE THING THAT

COUNTS ♪

>> ♪ YOU HIT A FEW BUMPS

♪ YOU MAKE A FEW GAFFES

♪ YOU LEARN HOW TO BOUNCE

>> ♪ YOU TAKE A FEW LUMPS

♪ YOU HAVE A FEW LAUGHS

♪ AND ALL THE WHILE,

YOU BOUNCE ♪

>> ♪ DON'T DWELL ON THE TIMES

THAT YOU FAIL ♪

♪ REMEMBER THE TIMES WHEN YOU

SAIL ♪

♪ FIND A NEW ROAD

♪ FORGE A NEW TRAIL

♪ BOUNCE

♪ BOUNCE

>> GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO

"OUR TIME" WITH THE MUSIC AND

LYRICS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM.

ON MY RIGHT IS MY MIRACLE

ELIXIR, KT SULLIVAN.

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> AND ON MY LEFT IS MY "HEY,

OLD FRIEND," "WHAT DO YOU SAY,

OLD FRIEND?" JEFF HARNAR!

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> KT HAD THE IDEA WE WOULD NOT

TALK TONIGHT -- NO PATTER --

JUST THE LYRICS OF

STEPHEN SONDHEIM AS OUR TEXT.

>> YOU GOTTA GET A GIMMICK.

[ NOTE PLAYS ]

>> ♪ THE ROAD MAY GET ROUGH

♪ WHO KNOWS IN ADVANCE?

♪ YOU LEARN HOW TO BOUNCE

>> ♪ YOU NEEDN'T HAVE

BRILLIANCE, JUST RESILIENCE ♪

♪ YOU DO IT ENOUGH

♪ YOU LOOK FOR THE CHANCE

♪ YOU SEE IT AND YOU POUNCE

>> WHEN YOU'RE SPENT, REINVENT.

>> ♪ WE BUCKED A FEW TRENDS

>> ♪ AND WITH STYLE, WE'VE MADE

A FEW FRIENDS ♪

>> ♪ FOR A WHILE

>> ♪ FOR ALL WE'VE BEEN

THROUGH ♪

>> ♪ DEALING WITH YOU ♪

>> ♪ IT TAKES TWO

♪ I THOUGHT ONE WAS ENOUGH

♪ IT'S NOT TRUE

♪ IT TAKES TWO OF US

>> ♪ YOU CAME THROUGH

♪ WHEN THE JOURNEY WAS ROUGH

♪ IT TOOK YOU

♪ IT TOOK TWO OF US

>> ♪ IT TAKES CARE

♪ IT TAKES PATIENCE AND FEAR AND

DESPAIR TO CHANGE ♪

>> ♪ THOUGH YOU SWEAR

TO CHANGE ♪

>> ♪ WHO CAN TELL IF YOU DO?

♪ IT TAKES TWO ♪

>> ♪ ISN'T IT WARM?

♪ ISN'T IT ROSY?

♪ SIDE BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

♪ PORTS IN A STORM

♪ COMFY AND COZY

♪ SIDE BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ EVERYTHING SHINES

>> ♪ HOW SWEET!

>> ♪ SIDE BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ PARALLEL LINES

WHO MEET JON WEBER!

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> ♪ I MEAN, HERE WE ARE

♪ TEAM OR NOT

♪ IT'S BIZARRE HOW FAR

WE'VE GOT ♪

>> ♪ TOGETHER AGAIN

>> ♪ TWO OLD MEN

>> ♪ SETTLING OUR ACCOUNTS

>> YOU'RE RIGHT, AND WHEN YOU'RE

RIGHT, THAT ISN'T TOO OFTEN.

>> ♪ THE PROBLEM WAS MINE

♪ ALL I DID WAS WHINE

>> ♪ YOU DID SORT OF FLOUNCE

>> WITH JUSTIFICATION.

>> JUST FRUSTRATION.

>> ♪ NO, I WAS A FINK

♪ I DROVE YOU TO DRINK

♪ WHAT SAVED US WAS OUR BOUNCE

>> IT'S HOW YOU SURVIVE.

WE MIGHT JUST GET OUT OF THIS

WHOLE THING ALIVE.

>> ♪ WITH SOMEONE TO GIVE YOU A

HAND ♪

♪ YOU NOT ONLY LIVE,

YOU EXPAND ♪

♪ YOU LEARN TO ADJUST

♪ YOU DO WHAT YOU MUST ♪

♪ YEAR AFTER YEAR,

OLDER AND OLDER ♪

>> ♪ SIDE BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ SHARING A TEAR AND LENDING

A SHOULDER ♪

>> ♪ SIDE BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ ONE'S IMPOSSIBLE

>> ♪ TWO IS DREARY

♪ THREE IS COMPANY,

SAFE AND CHEERY ♪

♪ SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ DON'T DWELL ON THE TIMES

THAT YOU FAIL ♪

♪ REMEMBER THE TIMES WHEN YOU

SAIL ♪

♪ FIND A NEW ROAD

♪ FORGE A NEW TRAIL

♪ BOUNCE

♪ BOUNCE

♪ BOUNCE ♪

>> ♪ ON MY LEFT

>> ♪ ON MY RIGHT

>> ♪ IS A PRINCE

>> ♪ IS A JEWEL

>> ♪ AND HE NEVER NEEDS RENEWAL

AS A PARTNER ♪

♪ AS A CRITIC

♪ AS A PA-A-A-A-A-A-A-L

>> BOUNCE.

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "NO ONE HAS EVER LOVED ME"

PLAYS ]

>> ♪ NO ONE HAS EVER LOVED ME

♪ AS DEEPLY AS YOU

♪ NO ONE HAS TRULY LOVED ME

♪ AS YOU HAVE

♪ LOVE WITHOUT REASON

♪ LOVE WITHOUT MERCY

♪ LOVE WITHOUT PRIDE OR SHAME

♪ LOVE UNCONCERNED WITH BEING

RETURNED ♪

♪ NO WISDOM, NO JUDGMENT,

NO CAUTION, NO BLAME ♪

♪ NO ONE HAS CLEARLY KNOWN ME AS

TRULY AS YOU ♪

♪ NO ONE HAS CLEARLY SHOWN ME

WHAT LOVE CAN BE LIKE UNTIL

NOW ♪

♪ NOT PRETTY OR SAFE OR EASY

♪ BUT MORE THAN I EVER KNEW

♪ LOVE WITHIN REASON

♪ THAT ISN'T LOVE

♪ AND I LEARNED THAT FROM YOU ♪

♪ WITH SO LITTLE BE SURE OF

♪ IF THERE'S ANYTHING AT ALL

♪ IF THERE'S ANYTHING AT ALL

I'M SURE OF, HERE AND NOW ♪

♪ AND US TOGETHER

♪ ALL I'LL EVER BE, I OWE YOU

♪ IF THERE'S ANYTHING TO BE

♪ BEING SURE ENOUGH OF YOU MAKES

ME SURE ENOUGH OF ME ♪

♪ THANKS FOR EVERYTHING WE DID

♪ EVERYTHING THAT'S PASSED

♪ EVERYTHING THAT'S OVER

TOO FAST ♪

♪ NONE OF IT IS WASTED

♪ ALL OF IT WILL LAST

♪ EVERYTHING THAT'S HERE

AND NOW ♪

♪ AND US TOGETHER

♪ IT WAS MARVELOUS TO KNOW YOU

♪ AND IT ISN'T REALLY THROUGH

♪ CRAZY BUSINESS THIS, THIS LIFE

WE LIVE IN ♪

♪ CAN'T COMPLAIN ABOUT THE TIME

WE'RE GIVEN ♪

♪ WITH SO LITTLE TO BE SURE

OF ♪♪

♪ SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

♪ AND WHAT CAN THEY DO?

♪ THEY'LL NEVER KNOW LOVE

♪ LIKE MY LOVE FOR YOU

♪ SO MANY PEOPLE LAUGH AT WHAT

THEY DON'T KNOW ♪

♪ WELL, THAT'S THEIR CONCERN

♪ IF JUST A FEW

♪ SAY, HALF A MILLION OR SO

♪ COULD SEE US

♪ THEY'D LEARN

♪ SO MANY PEOPLE IN THE WORLD

♪ DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'VE

MISSED ♪

♪ THEY'D NEVER BELIEVE

♪ SUCH JOY COULD EXIST

♪ AND IF THEY TELL US IT'S A

THING WE'LL OUTGROW ♪

♪ THEY'RE JEALOUS AS THEY CAN

BE ♪

♪ BUT WITH SO MANY PEOPLE

♪ IN THE WORLD

♪ YOU

♪ LOVE

♪ M-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E-E

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT"

PLAYS ]

>> ♪ LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT

♪ FREE AS THE BIRDS IN

THE TREES ♪

♪ HIGH ABOVE THE BRIARS

♪ LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT

♪ I DO WHATEVER I PLEASE

♪ WHEN MY HEART DESIRES

♪ FREE TO HANG AROUND OR FLY

AT ANY OLD TIME ♪

♪ FREE TO CALL THE TUNE

♪ FREE TO SAY IF I'M GONNA WORK

OR PLAY ♪

♪ I CAN HAVE THE MOON

♪ BUT I DON'T HAVE TO HAVE IT

NIGHT AND DAY ♪

♪ ANYWAY, WHAT I LIKE IS GLIDING

WHERE THE WIND TAKES ME TO ♪

♪ FLYING HIGH AND HIDING UP

IN A TREE ♪

♪ LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT

♪ DON'T COME DOWN FROM THAT

TREE ♪

♪ THAT'S THE ANSWER FOR ME

♪ DON'T COME DOWN FROM THAT

TREE ♪

[ PIANO IMITATES RINGTONE ]

[ CHUCKLES ]

"SOONER OR LATER"?

[ CHUCKLES ]

THAT'S THE ANSWER FOR ME?

"YOU...COULD...DRIVE...A...

PERSON...CRAZY."

[ "YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON

CRAZY" PLAYS ]

♪ YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON MAD

♪ FIRST YOU MAKE A PERSON HAZY

♪ SO A PERSON COULD BE HAD

♪ THEN YOU LEAVE A PERSON

DANGLING SADLY ♪

♪ OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR

♪ WHICH

♪ IT ONLY MAKE A PERSON

♪ GLADLY

♪ WANT YOU EVEN MORE

♪ I COULD UNDERSTAND A PERSON

♪ IF IT'S NOT A PERSON'S BAG

♪ I COULD UNDERSTAND A PERSON

♪ IF THE PERSON WAS A

D-R-A-G -- DRAG.

♪ BUT WORSE THAN THAT

♪ A PERSON THAT

♪ TITILLATES A PERSON AND THEN

LEAVES HIM FLAT ♪

♪ IS CRAZY

♪ HE'S A TROUBLED PERSON

♪ HE'S A TRULY CRAZY PERSON

HIMSELF ♪

[ "LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT"

PLAYS ]

♪ LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT

♪ LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT

♪ LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT ♪

♪ WHEN A PERSON'S PERSONALITY IS

PERSONABLE ♪

♪ HE SHOULDN'T OUGHT TO SIT LIKE

A LUMP ♪

♪ IT'S HARDER THAN A MATADOR

COERCIN' A BULL ♪

♪ TO TRY AND GET YOU OFF OF YOUR

RUMP ♪

♪ SO SINGLE AND ATTENTIVE AND

ATTRACTIVE A MAN ♪

♪ IS EVERYTHING A PERSON COULD

WISH ♪

♪ BUT TURNING OFF A PERSON IS

THE ACT OF A MAN ♪

♪ WHO LIKES TO PULL THE HOOKS

OUT OF FISH ♪

♪ ALL THAT SWEET AFFECTION

♪ WHAT WENT WRONG?

♪ WHERE'S THE LOOSE

CONNECTION? ♪

♪ HOW LONG, O LORD, HOW LONG? ♪

♪ FREE TO TURN THE PAGE

♪ WHEN THE STORY CAN NEVER BE

RESOLVED ♪

♪ FREE TO DISENGAGE

♪ IF THE STORY CAN NEVER BE

RESOLVED ♪

♪ PROBLEM SOLVED

♪ ON YOUR OWN WITH ONLY YOU TO

CONCERN YOURSELF ♪

♪ DOESN'T MEAN YOU'RE LONELY,

JUST THAT YOU'RE FREE ♪

♪ LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT

♪ DON'T COME DOWN FROM THAT

TREE ♪

♪ THAT'S THE ANSWER FOR ME

♪ HOODIE-HOO

[ BLUES MUSIC PLAYS ]

"HEY, OLD FRIEND."

[ CHUCKLES ]

A WEEKEND IN THE COUNTRY?

♪ YOU COULD DRIVE A PERSON

BUGGY ♪

♪ YOU COULD BLOW A PERSON'S

COOL ♪

♪ LIKE YOU MAKE A PERSON FEEL

ALL HUGGY ♪

♪ WHILE YOU MAKE 'EM FEEL

A FOOL ♪

♪ WHEN A PERSON SAYS THAT YOU'VE

UPSET HIM ♪

♪ HA, THAT'S WHEN YOU'RE GOOD

♪ YOU IMPERSONATE A PERSON

BETTER THAN A ZOMBIE SHOULD ♪

♪ I COULD UNDERSTAND A PERSON

♪ IF HE WASN'T GOOD IN BED

♪ I COULD UNDERSTAND A PERSON

♪ IF HE ACTUALLY WAS DEAD

♪ EXCLUSIVE YOU, ELUSIVE YOU

♪ WILL ANY PERSON EVER GET THE

JUICE OF YOU? ♪

♪ YOU'RE CRAZY

♪ YOU'RE A LOVELY PERSON

♪ YOU'RE A MOVING, DEEPLY

MALAJUSTED, NEVER-TO-BE TRUSTED,

CRAZY PERSON ♪

♪ YOURSELF ♪

♪ LIVE ALONE AND LIKE IT

♪ THAT'S THE ANSWER FOR ME

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "OPENING DOORS" PLAYS ]

>> WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN

NEW YORK?

WHO WANTS THE WORRY, THE NOSIE,

THE DIRT, THE HEAT?

WHO WANTS THE GARBAGE CANS

CLANGING IN THE STREET?

WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN NEW YORK?

THE COPS, THE CABBIES, THE

SALESGIRLS UP AT SAKS.

YOU GOT TO HAVE A REAL TASTE FOR

MANIACS.

[ "ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE"

PLAYS ]

>> ♪ ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST

GOT OFF OF THE TRAIN AND CAME UP

THROUGH THE GROUND ♪

♪ WHILE ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE

JUST GOT OFF OF THE BUS AND ARE

LOOKING AROUND ♪

♪ AT ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO

GOT OFF OF THE PLANE ♪

AND ARE LOOKING AT US WHO GOT

OFF OF THE TRAIN ♪

♪ AND THE PLANE AND THE BUS

MAYBE YESTERDAY ♪

>> ♪ IT'S A CITY OF STRANGERS

♪ SOME COME TO WORK,

SOME TO PLAY ♪

>> ♪ A CITY OF STRANGERS

♪ SOME COME TO STARE, SOME TO

STAY ♪

>> ♪ AND EVERY DAY

♪ THE ONES WHO STAY

>> ♪ CAN FIND EACH OTHER IN THE

CROWDED STREETS AND THE GUARDED

PARKS ♪

>> ♪ BY THE RUSTY FOUNTAINS AND

THE DUSTY TREES WITH THE

BATTERED BARKS ♪

>> ♪ AND THEY WALK TOGETHER PAST

THE POSTERED WALLS WITH THE

CRUDE REMARKS ♪

>> ♪ WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN

NEW YORK? ♪

♪ AND THEY MEET AT PARTIES

THROUGH THE FRIENDS OF FRIENDS

WHO THEY NEVER KNOW ♪

>> ♪ "WILL YOU PICK ME UP, OR DO

I MEET YOU THERE, OR SHALL WE

LET IT GO?"

>> ♪ "DID YOU GET MY MESSAGE?

'CAUSE I LOOKED IN VAIN" ♪

>> ♪ "CAN WE SEE EACH OTHER

TUESDAY IF IT DOESN'T RAIN?" ♪

>> ♪ "LOOK, I'LL CALL YOU IN THE

MORNING, OR MY SERVICE WILL

EXPLAIN" ♪

>> ♪ ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST

GOT OFF OF THE TRAIN AND CAME UP

FROM THE GROUND ♪

♪ WHILE ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE

JUST GOT OFF OF THE BUS AND ARE

LOOKING AROUND ♪

♪ AT ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE WHO

GOT OFF OF THE PLANE ♪

♪ AND ARE LOOKING AT US WHO GOT

OFF OF THE TRAIN ♪

♪ AND THE PLANE AND THE BUS

MAYBE YESTERDAY ♪

>> ♪ IT'S A CITY OF STRANGERS

♪ SOME COME TO WORK,

SOME TO PLAY ♪

♪ A CITY OF STRANGERS

♪ SOME COME TO STARE,

SOME TO STAY ♪

>> ♪ AND EVERY DAY

SOME GO AWAY ♪

♪ OR THEY FIND EACH OTHER IN THE

CROWDED STREETS AND THE GUARDED

PARKS ♪

♪ BY THE RUSTY FOUNTAINS AND THE

DUSTY TREES WITH THE BATTERED

BARKS ♪

♪ AND THEY WALK TOGETHER PAST

THE POSTERED WALLS WITH THE

CRUDE REMARKS ♪

>> ♪ WHO WANTS TO LIVE IN

NEW YORK? ♪

♪ AND THEY MEET AT PARTIES

THROUGH THE FRIENDS OF FRIENDS

WHO THEY NEVER KNOW ♪

>> ♪ "WILL YOU PICK ME UP, OR DO

I MEET YOU THERE, OR SHALL WE

LET IT GO?" ♪

>> ♪ "DID YOU GET MY MESSAGE?

'CAUSE I LOOKED IN VAIN" ♪

>> ♪ "CAN WE SEE EACH OTHER

TUESDAY IF IT DOESN'T RAIN?" ♪

>> ♪ LOOK, I'LL CALL YOU IN THE

MORNING, OR MY SERVICE WILL

EXPLAIN" ♪

>> ♪ AND ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE

JUST GOT OFF OF THE TRAIN ♪

>> ♪ AND ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE

JUST GOT OFF OF THE TRAIN ♪

>> ♪ ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST

GOT OFF OF THE TRAIN ♪

>> ♪ ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST

GOT OFF OF THE TRAIN ♪

>> ♪ ANOTHER HUNDRED PEOPLE JUST

GOT OFF OF THE TRAIN ♪

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU HAVE

AMASSED THE BODY OF WORK THAT

STEPHEN SONDHEIM HAS, BY THE

VERY NATURE OF HAVING A LOT OF

NUMBERS OF SHOWS THAT YOU'VE

DONE, YOU HAVE A PLETHORA --

I MEAN, YOU QUOTE FROM HIS FIRST

BROADWAY SHOW AND "BOUNCE."

YOU KNOW, I THINK, IF I GOT IT

RIGHT, POOR "PACIFIC OVERTURES"

AND POOR "ASSASSINS" ARE THE

ONLY TWO YOU DIDN'T QUOTE FROM.

>> OH, YEAH. WE TRIED.

>> YEAH. WAIT TILL ACT 3.

>> AND THEN I WANTED --

IN THE FIRST, IN ACT 1, I WAS

DOING "JOHANNA" AND

"PRETTY WOMEN," AND I WANTED TO

BRING IN...

♪ PRETTY LADY, DA DA...

>> RIGHT.

>> I THINK MAYBE I CAN PUT THAT

IN AGAIN.

>> OH, YEAH.

>> YOU KNOW, JUST TO GO BACK TO

JON'S REMARKABLE WORK ON THE

SHOW, MR. SONDHEIM CAME TO SEE

THE SHOW AT THE

LAURIE BEECHMAN THEATRE, WHICH

WAS TERRIFYING.

[ LAUGHS ]

PEOPLE ASK ME, "DID YOU KNOW HE

WAS THERE?"

YEAH. HE KIND OF ARRANGED IT

THROUGH ME, AND SO HE NEEDED TO

COME IN AS THE HOUSE LIGHTS

DIMMED SO THAT HE DIDN'T

DISTRACT, BUT HE SAID TO COME

OVER AFTER THE SHOW, SO WE ALL

WENT TO HIS TABLE, AND HE SAID

RIGHT AWAY TO JON -- HE SAID,

"I LOVE THE CHANGES.

I WISH THERE WERE MORE."

>> YOU ARE BOTH MASTERS OF THE

WORLD OF CABARET.

HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE WHAT

CABARET ACTUALLY IS?

>> WELL, I LIKE TO THINK THAT

CABARET CAN BE ANYTHING, BECAUSE

IT CAN BRING IN JAZZ AND IT CAN

BRING IN FOLK, AND I EVEN HAVE A

BROTHER WHO'S A COUNTRY SINGER,

AND WHEN I WAS -- I GREW UP IN

OKLAHOMA, AND WHEN I'D DRIVE

ACROSS THE COUNTRY, I'D TURN ON

THE COUNTRY STATIONS 'CAUSE I

COULD HEAR THE WORDS.

THEY'RE STORIES.

SO I THINK MAYBE THE ONLY THING

THAT'S NOT CABARET IS HARD ROCK,

BECAUSE YOU NEED BIG SPEAKERS,

AND YOU CAN'T HEAR THE WORDS ALL

THE TIME.

>> RIGHT. RIGHT.

>> I THINK IF YOU CAN HEAR THE

WORDS AND THEY ARE STORIES AND

YOU CAN GET IN SPACES --

THIS LOVELY SPACE OF ABOUT

500 -- AS LONG -- EVEN A SPACE

OF 1,200, LIKE LOWES HALL, OR

1,500, LIKE TOWN HALL, CAN BE

CLOSE...

>> RIGHT.

>> ...IF YOU'RE HEARING THE

WORDS AND YOU'RE EXPERIENCING

THE STORIES.

>> BUT, JEFF --

>> JUST THE WORD "INTIMACY" IS

WHAT I THINK CABARET IS,

WHEREVER YOU CAN ESTABLISH THAT.

>> YEAH.

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "LIKE IT WAS" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ WHY CAN'T IT BE LIKE IT

WAS? ♪

♪ I LIKED IT THE WAY THAT IT

WAS ♪

♪ YOU AND ME, WE WERE NICER

THEN ♪

♪ WE WERE NICE

♪ KIDS AND CITIES AND TREES WERE

NICE ♪

♪ EVERYTHING

♪ I DON'T KNOW WHO WE ARE

ANYMORE ♪

♪ AND I'M STARTING NOT TO CARE

♪ LOOK AT US

♪ NOTHING'S THE WAY THAT IT

WAS ♪

♪ I LIKED IT THE WAY THAT IT

WAS ♪

♪ HELP ME STOP REMEMBERING

THEN ♪

♪ DON'T YOU REMEMBER?

♪ IT WAS GOOD

♪ IT WAS REALLY GOOD

♪ HELP ME OUT

♪ MAKE IT LIKE IT

WA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-S ♪

[ "GOOD THING GOING" PLAYS ]

♪ IT STARTED OUT LIKE A SONG

♪ WE STARTED QUIET AND SLOW

♪ WITH NO SURPRISE

♪ AND THEN ONE MORNING

♪ I WOKE TO REALIZE

♪ WE HAD A GOOD THING GOING

♪ IT'S NOT THAT NOTHING WENT

WRONG ♪

♪ SOME ANGRY MOMENTS,

OF COURSE ♪

♪ BUT JUST A FEW

♪ AND ONLY MOMENTS NO MORE

♪ BECAUSE WE KNEW

♪ WE HAD THIS GOOD THING GOING

♪ AND IF I WANTED TOO MUCH

♪ WAS THAT SUCH A MISTAKE?

♪ HALF THE TIME

♪ YOU NEVER WANTED ENOUGH

♪ ALL RIGHT, TOUGH

♪ I DON'T MAKE THAT A CRIME

♪ AND WHILE IT'S GOING ALONG

♪ YOU TAKE FOR GRANTED

♪ SOME LOVE WILL WEAR AWAY

♪ WE TOOK FOR GRANTED A LOT

♪ AND STILL I SAY

♪ WE COULD HAVE KEPT ON

GROWING ♪

♪ INSTEAD OF JUST

KE-E-E-E-E-PT O-O-O-O-O-O-O-N ♪

♪ WE HAD A GOOD THING GOING

♪ GOING

♪ GONE ♪

>> ♪ NOT A DAY GOES BY

♪ NOT A SINGLE DAY

♪ BUT YOU'RE SOMEWHERE A PART OF

MY LIFE ♪

♪ AND IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'LL

STAY ♪

♪ AS THE DAYS GO BY

♪ I KEEP THINKING, "WHEN DOES IT

END?"

♪ WHERE'S THE DAY I'LL HAVE

STARTED FORGETTING ♪

♪ BUT I JUST GO ON THINKING AND

SWEATING AND CURSING AND

CRYING ♪

♪ AND TURNING AND REACHING AND

WAKING AND DYING ♪

♪ AND, OH

♪ NOT A DAY GOES BY

♪ NOT A BLESSED DAY

♪ BUT YOU'RE STILL SOMEHOW PART

OF MY LIFE ♪

♪ AND YOU WON'T GO AWAY

♪ SO THERE'S HELL TO PAY

♪ AND UNTIL I DIE

♪ I'LL DIE DAY AFTER DAY AFTER

DAY AFTER DAY

♪ AFTER DAY AFTER DAY AFTER

DAY ♪♪

>> ♪ EVERY DAY A LITTLE DEATH

♪ IN THE PARLOR, IN THE BED

♪ IN THE CURTAINS,

IN THE SILVER ♪

♪ IN THE BUTTONS, IN THE BREAD

>> ♪ EVERY DAY A LITTLE STING

♪ IN THE HEART AND IN THE HEAD

♪ EVERY MOVE AND EVERY BREATH

♪ AND YOU HARDLY FEEL A THING

♪ BRINGS A PERFECT LITTLE

DEATH ♪

>> ♪ HE SMILES SWEETLY,

STROKES MY HAIR ♪

♪ SAYS HE MISSES ME

♪ I WOULD MURDER HIM RIGHT

THERE, BUT FIRST I DIE ♪

♪ HE TALKS SOFTLY OF HIS WARS

♪ AND HIS HORSES AND HIS

WHORES ♪

♪ I THINK LOVE'S A DIRTY

BUSINESS ♪

>> ♪ SO DO I

♪ I'M BEFORE HIM ON MY KNEES

♪ AND HE KISSES ME

♪ HE ASSUMES I'LL LOSE MY

REASON, AND I DO ♪

♪ MEN ARE STUPID, MEN ARE VAIN

♪ LOVE'S DISGUSTING, LOVE'S

INSANE ♪

♪ A HUMILIATING BUSINESS

>> ♪ OH, HOW TRUE

♪ AH, WELL

♪ EVERY DAY A LITTLE DEATH

>> ♪ EVERY DAY A LITTLE DEATH

>> ♪ IN THE PARLOR, IN THE BED

>> ♪ ON THE LIPS

AND IN THE EYES ♪

>> ♪ IN THE CURTAINS,

IN THE SILVER ♪

♪ IN THE BUTTONS, IN THE BREAD

>> ♪ IN THE GESTURES,

IN THE SIGHS ♪

>> ♪ EVERY DAY A LITTLE STING

>> ♪ EVERY DAY A LITTLE DIES

>> ♪ IN THE HEART

AND IN THE HEAD ♪

>> ♪ IN THE LOOKS

AND IN THE LIES ♪

>> ♪ EVERY MOVE AND EVERY

BREATH ♪

>> ♪ AND YOU HARDLY FEEL

A THING ♪

♪ BRINGS A PERFECT

♪ LITTLE

♪ DEA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-TH

[ SONG ENDS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

[ "CHILDREN WILL LISTEN" PLAYS ]

>> ♪ CAREFUL THE THINGS YOU

SAY ♪

♪ CHILDREN WILL LISTEN

♪ CAREFUL THE THINGS YOU DO

♪ CHILDREN WILL SEE

♪ AND LEARN

♪ ATTEND THE TALE OF

SWEENEY TODD ♪

♪ HIS SKIN WAS PALE AND HIS EYE

WAS ODD ♪

♪ HE SHAVED THE FACES OF

GENTLEMEN ♪

♪ WHO NEVER THEREAFTER WERE

HEARD OF AGAIN ♪

♪ HE TROD A PATH THAT FEW HAVE

TROD ♪

♪ DID SWEENEY TODD

♪ THE DEMON BARBER OF

FLEET STREET ♪

♪ HE KEPT A SHOP IN

LONDON TOWN ♪

♪ OF FANCY CLIENTS AND GOOD

RENOWN ♪

♪ AND WHAT IF NONE OF THEIR

SOULS WERE SAVED? ♪

♪ THEY WENT TO THEIR MAKER

IMPECCABLY SHAVED ♪

♪ BY SWEENEY, BY SWEENEY TODD

♪ THE DEMON BARBER OF

FLEET STREET ♪

♪ SWING YOUR RAZOR WIDE,

SWEENEY ♪

♪ HOLD IT TO THE SKIES

♪ FREELY FLOWS THE BLOOD OF

THOSE WHO MORALIZE ♪

♪ HIS NEEDS WERE FEW, HIS ROOM

WAS BARE ♪

♪ A LAVABO AND A FANCY CHAIR

♪ MUGS OF SUDS AND A LEATHER

STROP ♪

♪ AN APRON, A TOWEL, A PAIL, AND

A MOP ♪

♪ FOR NEATNESS, HE DESERVES A

NOD ♪

♪ DID SWEENEY TODD

♪ THE DEMON BARBER OF

FLEET STREET ♪

♪ INCONSPICUOUS, SWEENEY WAS

♪ QUICK AND QUIET AND CLEAN, HE

WAS ♪

♪ BACK OF HIS SMILE, UNDER HIS

WORD ♪

♪ SWEENEY HEARD MUSIC THAT

NOBODY HEARD ♪

♪ SWEENEY PLOTTED AND SWEENEY

PLANNED ♪

♪ LIKE A PERFECT MACHINE, HE

PLANNED ♪

♪ SWEENEY WAS SMOOTH, SWEENEY

WAS SUBTLE ♪

♪ SWEENEY WOULD BLINK, AND RATS

WOULD SCUTTLE ♪

♪ SWEENEY! SWEENEY! SWEENEY!

SWEENEY! ♪

♪ SWEENEY!

♪ SWING YOUR RAZOR WIDE,

SWEENEY ♪

♪ HOLD IT TO THE SKIES

♪ FREELY FLOWS THE BLOOD OF

THOSE WHO MORALIZE ♪

♪ ATTEND THE TALE OF

SWEENEY TODD ♪

♪ HE SERVED A DARK AND A

VENGEFUL GOD ♪

♪ TO SEEK REVENGE MAY LEAD TO

HELL ♪

♪ BUT EVERYONE DOES IT, AND

SELDOM AS WELL ♪

♪ AS SWEENEY

♪ AS SWEENEY TODD

♪ THE DEMON BARBER OF

FLEET STREET ♪

♪ THE DEMON BARBER OF

FLEET STREET ♪

♪ CAREFUL THE THINGS YOU SAY,

CHILDREN WILL LISTEN! ♪♪

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> ♪ WAITING AROUND FOR THE

GIRLS UPSTAIRS ♪

♪ AFTER THE CURTAIN CAME DOWN

♪ MONEY IN MY POCKET TO SPEND

♪ "HONEY, COULD YOU MAYBE GET A

FRIEND FOR MY FRIEND?" ♪

♪ HEARING THE SOUND OF THE GIRLS

ABOVE ♪

♪ DRESSING TO GO ON THE TOWN

♪ CLICKING HEELS ON STEEL AND

CEMENT ♪

♪ PICKING UP THE GIGGLES

FLOATING DOWN THROUGH THE VENT ♪

♪ GODDAMNEDEST HOURS THAT EVER I

SPENT ♪

♪ WERE WAITING FOR THE...

♪ HERE THEY COME, THOSE

BEAUTIFUL GIRLS ♪

♪ THAT'S WHAT YOU'VE BEEN

WAITING FOR ♪

♪ NATURE NEVER FASHIONED A

FLOWER SO FAIR ♪

♪ NO ROSE CAN COMPARE

♪ NONE SO DELECTABLE

♪ HALF SO RESPECTABLE

♪ CAUTION, ON YOUR GUARD WITH

BEAUTIFUL GIRLS ♪

♪ FLAWLESS CHARMERS, EVERY ONE

♪ THIS IS WHAT BEAUTY CAN BE

♪ BEAUTY CELESTIAL

♪ THE BEST, YOU'LL AGREE

[ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYS ]

♪ IF MY LEGS WERE LONGER

♪ IF MY BUST WAS HIGHER

♪ IF MY HANDS WERE GRACEFUL

♪ IF MY WAIST WAS THINNER

♪ IF MY HIPS WERE FLATTER

♪ IF MY VOICE WAS WARM

♪ IF I COULD CONCENTRATE

♪ I'D BE IN THE FOLLIES

♪ I'D BE IN A CABARET

♪ GENTLEMEN WITH TALL SILK HATS

AND LINEN SPATS ♪

♪ WOULD WAIT WITH FLOWERS

♪ I COULD MAKE THEM WAIT FOR

HOURS ♪

♪ WITTY YOUNG ARISTOCRATS

WITH FANCY FLATS ♪

♪ WOULD DRINK MY HEALTH, AND I

WOULD BE AS HARD AS NAILS ♪

♪ AND THEY'D EVEN WANT ME MORE

♪ IF I WAS A FOLLY GIRL

♪ HELLO, FOLKS

♪ WE'RE INTO THE FOLLIES

♪ FIRST, THOUGH, FOLKS

♪ LET'S PAUSE FOR A MO'

♪ NO, NO, FOLKS

♪ YOU'LL STILL GET YOUR

JOLLIES ♪

♪ IT'S JUST I GOT A PROBLEM THAT

I THINK YOU SHOULD KNOW ♪

♪ YOU SEE, I'VE BEEN VERY

PERTURBED OF LATE, VERY UPSET ♪

♪ VERY BETWIXT AND BETWEEN

♪ THE THINGS THAT I WANT, I

DON'T SEEM TO GET ♪

♪ THE THINGS THAT I GET -- YOU

KNOW WHAT I MEAN ♪

♪ I'VE GOT THOSE "GOD, WHY

DON'T YOU LOVE ME, OH, YOU DO,

I'LL SEE YOU LATER" BLUES ♪

♪ THAT "LONG AS YOU IGNORE ME,

YOU'RE THE ONLY THING THAT

MATTERS" FEELING ♪

♪ THAT "IF I'M GOOD ENOUGH FOR

YOU, YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH" ♪

♪ AND "THANK YOU FOR THE

PRESENT, BUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH

IT?" STUFF ♪

♪ THOSE "DON'T COME ANY CLOSER,

'CAUSE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE

YOU" FEELINGS ♪

♪ THOSE "TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE

ME, OH, I DID, I GOTTA RUN NOW"

BLUES ♪

♪ MARGIE

♪ MARGIE

[ INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC PLAYS ]

♪ SHE SAYS SHE REALLY LOVES

ME ♪

♪ "I LOVE YOU," SHE SAYS

♪ SHE SAYS SHE REALLY CARES

♪ "I CARE, I CARE"

♪ SHE SAYS THAT I'M HER HERO

♪ "MY HERO," SHE SAYS

♪ I'M PERFECT, SHE SWEARS

♪ "YOU'RE PERFECT, GOD DAMN IT

♪ SHE SAYS THAT IF WE PARTED

♪ "IF WE PARTED," SHE SAYS

♪ SHE SAYS THAT SHE'D BE SICK

♪ [ RETCHES MUSICALLY ]

♪ SHE SAYS SHE'S MINE FOREVER

♪ "FOREVER," SHE SAYS

♪ "I GOTTA GET OUT OF HERE

QUICK -- THAT'S HOW I LOVE YOU ♪

♪ I'VE GOT THOSE "WHISPER HOW

I'M BETTER THAN I THINK, BUT

WHAT DO YOU KNOW?" BLUES ♪

♪ THOSE "WHY DO YOU KEEP TELLING

ME I STINK WHEN I ADORE YOU?"

FEELINGS ♪

♪ THOSE "IF I'M GOOD ENOUGH FOR

YOU, YOU'RE NOT GOOD ENOUGH" ♪

♪ AND "THANK YOU FOR THE

PRESENT, BUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH

IT?" STUFF ♪

♪ THOSE "DON'T COME ANY CLOSER,

'CAUSE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE

YOU" FEELINGS ♪

♪ THOSE "GO AWAY, I NEED YOU"

♪ "COME TO ME, I'LL KILL YOU"

♪ "DARLING, I'LL DO ANYTHING TO

KEEP YOU WITH ME TILL YOU TELL

ME THAT YOU LOVE ME" ♪

♪ "OH, YOU DID, I GOTTA RUN NOW"

BLUES ♪

♪ SALLY

♪ SALLY

♪ SHE SAYS SHE LOVES ANOTHER

♪ "ANOTHER," SHE SAYS

♪ A FELLA SHE PREFERS

♪ "FURS, FURS"

♪ SHE SAYS THAT HE'S HER IDOL

♪ "IDOL, IDOL, IDOL, IDOL,

IDOL, IDOL, IDOL" ♪

♪ "IDEAL," SHE AVERS

♪ "YOU DEAL"

♪ "AVERS?"

♪ SHE SAYS THAT ANYBODY

♪ "BUDDY, UGH"

♪ WOULD SUIT HER MORE THAN I

♪ "AY, AY, AY"

♪ SHE SAYS THAT I'M A WASHOUT

♪ "A WASHOUT," SHE SAYS

♪ I LOVE HER SO MUCH, I COULD

DIE ♪

♪ "GET OUT OF HERE

♪ I'VE GOT THOSE "GOD, WHY DON'T

YOU LOVE ME?" ♪

♪ "OH, YOU DO, I'LL SEE YOU

LATER" BLUES ♪

♪ THOSE "WHY DO YOU KEEP TELLING

ME I STINK WHEN I ADORE YOU?"

FEELINGS ♪

♪ THOSE "SAY I'M ALL THE WORLD

TO YOU, YOU'RE OUT OF YOUR

MIND" ♪

♪ "I KNOW THERE'S SOMEONE ELSE,

AND I COULD KISS YOUR BEHIND" ♪

♪ THOSE "YOU WAY I'M TERRIFIC,

BUT YOUR TASTE WAS ALWAYS

ROTTEN" FEELINGS ♪

♪ THOSE "IF YOU WILL, THEN I

CAN'T, IF YOU DON'T, THEN I

GOTTA" ♪

♪ "GIVE IT TO ME, I DON'T WANT

IT, IF YOU WON'T, I GOTTA HAVE

IT" ♪

♪ "HIGH, LOW, WRONG, RIGHT, YES,

NO, BLACK, WHITE" ♪

♪ "GOD, WHY DON'T YOU LOVE

ME?" ♪

♪ "OH, YOU DO, I'LL SEE YOU

LATER" BLU-U-ES ♪

♪ OH, YEAH

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

[ CHUCKLES ]

>> ♪ BECOMING A CLICHé

TOGETHER ♪

♪ GROWING OLD AND GRAY

TOGETHER ♪

♪ WITHERING AWAY TOGETHER

♪ THAT MAKES MARRIAGE A JOY

RIGHT?

[ CHUCKLES ]

♪ OKAY, THEN

♪ I'M READY

♪ I'M READY NOW

♪ I'M CALM, I'M CALM

♪ I'M PERFECTLY CALM

♪ I'M TOTALLY UNDER CONTROL

♪ I HAVEN'T A WORRY

♪ WHERE OTHERS WOULD HURRY,

I STROLL ♪

♪ I'M CALM, I'M CALM

♪ I HAVEN'T A QUALM

♪ I'M UTTERLY UNDER CONTROL

♪ LET NOTHING CONFUSE ME

♪ OR FAZE ME

♪ EXCUSE ME

EXCUSE ME!

[ MUSIC INTENSIFIES ]

♪ PARDON ME, IS EVERYBODY

THERE? ♪

♪ BECAUSE IF EVERYBODY'S THERE,

I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR

COMING TO THE WEDDING ♪

♪ I'D APPRECIATE YOU GOING EVEN

MORE, AND YOU MUST HAVE LOTS OF

BETTER THINGS TO DO ♪

♪ AND NOT A WORD OF IT TO PAUL

♪ REMEMBER PAUL -- YOU KNOW, THE

MAN I'M GONNA MARRY? ♪

♪ BUT I'M NOT, BECAUSE I

WOULDN'T RUIN ANYONE AS

WONDERFUL AS HE IS ♪

♪ THANK YOU ALL FOR THE GIFTS

AND THE FLOWERS ♪

♪ THANK YOU ALL, BUT IT'S BACK

TO THE SHOWERS ♪

♪ DON'T TELL PAUL, BUT I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED TODAY ♪

[ MUSIC SOFTENS ]

♪ I'M CALM, I'M COOL

♪ A GIBBERING FOOL IS SOMETHING

I NEVER BECOME ♪

♪ WHEN THUNDER IS RUMBLING AND

OTHERS ARE CRUMBLING ♪

♪ I HUM

[ HUMS "BRIDAL CHORUS" ]

♪ IT'S THINGS LIKE USING FORCE

TOGETHER ♪

♪ SHOUTING TILL YOU'RE HOARSE

TOGETHER ♪

♪ GETTING A DIVORCE TOGETHER

[ MUSIC INTENSIFIES ]

♪ LISTEN, EVERYBODY, LOOK, I

DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE WAITING

FOR ♪

♪ A WEDDING -- WHAT'S A

WEDDING? ♪

♪ IT'S A PREHISTORIC RITUAL

WHERE EVERYBODY PROMISES

FIDELITY FOREVER ♪

♪ WHICH IS MAYBE THE MOST

HORRIFYING WORD I'VE EVER

HEARD ♪

♪ WHICH IS FOLLOWED BY A

HONEYMOON, WHERE SUDDENLY HE'LL

REALIZE HE'S SADDLED WITH A

NUT AND WANNA KILL ME, WHICH HE

SHOULD ♪

♪ THANKS A BUNCH, BUT I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ GO HAVE LUNCH, 'CAUSE I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ YOU'VE BEEN GRAND, BUT I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ DON'T JUST STAND THERE, I'M

NOT GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ AND DON'T TELL PAUL, BUT I'M

NOT GETTING MARRIED TODAY ♪

♪ GO, CAN'T YOU GO?

♪ WHY IS NOBODY LISTENING?

♪ GOODBYE, GO AND CRY AT ANOTHER

PERSON'S WAKE ♪

♪ IF YOU'RE QUICK, FOR A KICK,

YOU COULD PICK UP A

CHRISTENING ♪

♪ BUT PLEASE, ON MY KNEES,

THERE'S A HUMAN LIFE AT STAKE ♪

♪ LISTEN, EVERYBODY, I'M AFRAID

YOU DIDN'T HEAR, OR DO YOU WANT

TO SEE A CRAZY LADY FALL APART

IN FRONT OF YOU? ♪

♪ IT ISN'T ONLY PAUL WHO MAY BE

RUINING HIS LIFE ♪

♪ YOU KNOW, WE'LL BOTH OF US BE

LOSING OUR IDENTITIES ♪

♪ I TELEPHONED MY ANALYST ABOUT

IT, AND HE SAID TO SEE HIM

MONDAY ♪

♪ BUT BY MONDAY, I'LL BE

FLOATING IN THE HUDSON WITH THE

OTHER GARBAGE ♪

♪ I'M NOT WELL, SO I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ YOU'VE BEEN SWELL, BUT I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ CLEAR THE HALL, 'CAUSE I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ THANK YOU ALL, BUT I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ AND DON'T TELL PAUL, BUT I'M

NOT GETTING MARRIED TODAY ♪

♪ IT'S NOT SO HARD TO BE

MARRIED ♪

♪ WHEN TWO MANEUVER AS ONE

♪ IT'S NOT SO HARD TO BE

MARRIED ♪

♪ AND, JESUS CHRIST, IS IT FUN

♪ GO, CAN'T YOU GO

♪ LOOK, YOU KNOW I ADORE YOU

ALL ♪

♪ BUT WHY WATCH ME DIE LIKE

ELIZA ON THE ICE? ♪

♪ LOOK, PERHAPS I'LL COLLAPSE IN

THE APSE RIGHT BEFORE YOU ALL ♪

♪ TAKE BACK THE CAKE, BURN THE

SHOES, AND BOIL THE RICE ♪

♪ LOOK, I DIDN'T WANNA HAVE TO

TELL YOU, BUT I MAY BE COMING

DOWN WITH HEPATITIS ♪

♪ AND I THINK I'M GONNA FAINT,

SO IF YOU WANNA SEE ME FAINT,

I'LL DO IT HAPPILY ♪

♪ BUT WOULDN'T IT BE FUNNIER TO

GO AND WATCH A FUNERAL? ♪

♪ SO THANK YOU FOR THE 27 DINNER

PLATES, 37 BUTTER KNIVES, 47

PAPERWEIGHTS, 57 CANDLEHOLDERS ♪

♪ ONE MORE THING -- I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ SOFTLY SAID, BUT I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ "WITH THIS RING" -- STILL, I'M

NOT GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ "I THEE WED" -- SEE, I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ LET US PRAY THAT I'M NOT

GETTING MARRIED ♪

♪ TODAY-AY-AY-AY

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> WHEN YOU STARTED THIS, DID

YOU FEEL THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE

A LARGER CHALLENGE THAN, SAY THE

"1959" OR THE SONGBOOKS THAT

YOU'VE DONE VERY SUCCESSFULLY?

>> THE MINUTE I HEAR SONGS, I

KNOW IT'S A CHALLENGE IF I WANT

TO GET IT RIGHT.

>> OH, IT WAS AN ENORMOUS

CHALLENGE FOR ME.

>> [ CHUCKLES ]

>> I HAD REALLY JUST BEEN SO

INTIMIDATED BY THE MATERIAL.

AND THEN I KIND OF GOT OLDER.

[ LAUGHTER ]

I CAUGHT UP WITH IT A LITTLE

BIT, SO I THINK TIME HAS BEEN MY

FRIEND, AS FAR AS REALLY BEING

ABLE TO UNDERSTAND.

COLE PORTER IS REALLY LIKE HOME

FOR ME, BUT NOW THE SONDHEIM

MUSIC BRINGS THAT SAME WIT AND

INTELLIGENCE AND THAT PIERCING

UNDERSTANDING OF THE HUMAN

CONDITION TO A CONTEMPORARY

FEELING.

I MEAN, I FEEL VERY MUCH LIKE A

CONTEMPORARY PERSON, NOT LIKE

I'M SINGING SOMETHING RARIFIED

OR, YOU KNOW...

IT FEELS LIKE MY LANGUAGE.

>> I MEAN, IT SEEMS LIKE SUCH A

HYBRID.

IT'S NOT -- YOU KNOW, BECAUSE

SONDHEIM WRITES FOR THE THEATER,

DID YOU FIND IT WAS EASY TO TAKE

THE SONGS AND FIND DIFFERENT NEW

CONTEXTS FOR THEM?

>> JEFF AND I LOVE TO FIND THOSE

LINKS BETWEEN DIFFERENT SHOWS.

I LIVE IT WHEN YOU'RE SINGING

ABOUT THE FOLLIES AND, "HELLO,

FOLKS, WE'RE HERE.

I'M WAITING FOR THE GIRLS

UPSTAIRS."

AND I'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO SING

THAT GREAT TENOR PART...

♪ HERE THEY COME, THOSE...

I LOVED -- "OH, GOD I GET TO

SING THAT."

AND THEN I ALWAYS THOUGHT -- I

THOUGHT OF THAT CHARACTER IN

"SUNDAY IN THE PARK" SINGING

ABOUT "IF MY LEGS WERE LONGER,

IF I WERE A FOLLIES GIRL."

I THOUGHT, "WOW!

THIS IS A CONNECTION!"

>> RIGHT.

>> THAT SONG, WHICH IS

"WE HAD A GOOD THING GOING."

>> RIGHT.

>> AND THEN "DAY AFTER DAY AFTER

DAY AFTER DAY," I THOUGHT,

"'EVERY DAY A LITTLE DEATH.'

WOW. WE COULD PUT THAT IN."

>> THERE ARE ALL KINDS OF

THINGS.

I MEAN, WHOEVER WOULD HAVE

THOUGHT, "I'M CALM" WAS A

WEDDING SONG.

[ LAUGHTER ]

>> WELL, ONE OF THE -- OUR FIRST

MEETING TOGETHER, I SAID TO

K.T., "I LOVE YOU DEARLY, AND

WE'VE DONE MANY, MANY SHOWS

TOGETHER, BUT I DON'T WANT TO

SING ANY LOVE SONGS TO YOU.

I REALLY WANT TO BE TRUE TO MY

SEXUALITY."

AND ACTUALLY, THE SONGS THAT ARE

APPEALING TO ME ARE SONGS THAT

ARE TYPICALLY KIND OF SUNG BY

WOMEN IN THE SHOWS.

LIKE, IN OUR FIRST SHOW, I SANG

"LOSING MY MIND" AND

"SEND IN THE CLOWNS" AND

"GETTING MARRIED TODAY," WHICH

NOW, YOU KNOW, THANKS TO --

THANKS TO LIFE, WE'RE MOVING

FORWARD.

>> ISN'T IT AMAZING?

IT BECAME SO POSSIBLE.

[ CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ]

>> ALL RIGHT!

>> [ LAUGHS ]

>> GO, NEW JERSEY!

>> YES.

>> [ LAUGHS ]

[ APPLAUSE ]

I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE A TOAST.

[ PIANO MUSIC PLAYS ]

HERE'S TO THE LADIES WHO LUNCH.

OH, EVERYBODY LAUGH.

[ CHUCKLES ]

>> [ CHUCKLES ]

>> ♪ LOUNGING IN THEIR CAFTANS

AND PLANNING A BRUNCH ♪

♪ ON THEIR OWN BEHALF

>> [ GIGGLES ]

♪ OFF TO THE GYM

OR TO A FITTING ♪

♪ CLAIMING THEY'RE FAT

[ GIGGLES ]

♪ AND LOOKING GRIM

♪ 'CAUSE THEY'VE BEEN SITTING

CHOOSING A HAT ♪

>> DOES ANYONE STILL WEAR A HAT?

[ TEMPO INCREASES ]

♪ I'LL DRINK TO THAT

♪ AND HERE'S TO THE GIRLS

WHO PLAY SMART ♪

♪ AREN'T THEY A GAS?

♪ RUSHING TO THEIR CLASSES

IN OPTICAL ART ♪

♪ WISHING IT WOULD PASS

♪ ANOTHER LONG, EXHAUSTING DAY,

ANOTHER THOUSAND DOLLARS ♪

♪ A MATINEE, A PINTER PLAY,

PERHAPS A PIECE OF MAHLER'S ♪

♪ I'LL DRINK TO THAT

>> AND ONE FOR MAHLER!

[ LAUGHS ]

>> ♪ HERE'S TO THE GIRLS

WHO PLAY WIFE ♪

♪ AREN'T THEY TOO MUCH?

♪ KEEPING HOUSE BUT CLUTCHING

A COPY OF LIFE ♪

♪ JUST TO KEEP IN TOUCH

♪ THE ONES

WHO FOLLOW THE RULES ♪

♪ AND MEET THEMSELVES

AT THE SCHOOLS ♪

♪ TOO BUSY TO KNOW

THAT THEY'RE FOOLS ♪

♪ AREN'T THEY A GEM?

>> ♪ I'LL DRINK TO THEM

>> ♪ LET'S ALL DRINK TO THEM

[ MUSIC STOPS ]

>> AHH.

♪♪

♪ AND HERE'S TO THE GIRLS

WHO JUST WATCH ♪

♪ AREN'T THEY THE BEST?

♪ WHEN THEY GET DEPRESSED,

IT'S A BOTTLE OF SCOTCH ♪

♪ PLUS A LITTLE JEST

♪ ANOTHER CHANCE

TO DISAPPROVE ♪

♪ ANOTHER BRILLIANT ZINGER

♪ ANOTHER REASON NOT TO MOVE,

ANOTHER VODKA STINGER ♪

>> ♪ I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I-I'LL

DRINK TO THAT ♪

♪ HERE'S TO THE GIRLS

ON THE GO ♪

♪ EVERYBODY TRIES

♪ LOOK INTO THEIR EYES

AND YOU'LL SEE WHAT THEY KNOW ♪

♪ EVERYBODY DIES

>> ♪ A TOAST TO THAT

INVINCIBLE BUNCH ♪

>> ♪ THE DINOSAURS

SURVIVING THE CRUNCH ♪

♪ LET'S HEAR IT

FOR THE LADIES WHO LUNCH ♪

>> ♪ EVERYBODY RI-I-I-I-SE!

>> ♪ RI-I-I-I-I-I-SE!

♪ RISE! RISE! RISE!

RISE! RISE! RISE! ♪

♪ RI-I-I-I-I-I-SE!

[ APPLAUSE ]

♪♪

♪ SOMETIMES PEOPLE LEAVE YOU

♪ HALFWAY THROUGH THE WOOD

♪ OTHERS MAY DECEIVE YOU

♪ YOU DECIDE WHAT'S GOOD

♪ YOU DECIDE ALONE

♪ BUT NO ONE IS ALONE

>> ♪ PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES

♪ FATHERS, MOTHERS,

PEOPLE MAKE MISTAKES ♪

♪ HOLDING TO THEIR OWN

♪ THINKING THEY'RE ALONE

>> ♪ HONOR THEIR MISTAKES

♪ EVERYBODY MAKES

♪ ONE ANOTHER'S

TERRIBLE MISTAKES ♪

♪ WITCHES CAN BE RIGHT

>> ♪ GIANTS CAN BE GOOD

>> ♪ YOU DECIDE WHAT'S RIGHT

>> ♪ YOU DECIDE WHAT'S GOOD

>> ♪ JUST REMEMBER

>> ♪ JUST REMEMBER

>> ♪ SOMEONE IS ON YOUR SIDE

>> ♪ SOMEONE IS ON YOUR SIDE

>> ♪ SOMEONE ELSE IS NOT

>> ♪ SOMEONE ELSE IS NOT

>> ♪ WHILE YOU'RE SEEING

YOUR SIDE ♪

>> ♪ OUR SIDE

♪ MAYBE YOU FORGOT

♪ THEY ARE NOT ALONE

♪ NO ONE IS ALONE

>> ♪ HARD TO SEE THE LIGHT NOW

>> ♪ HARD TO SEE THE LIGHT NOW

>> ♪ JUST DON'T LET IT GO

>> ♪ JUST DON'T LET IT GO

>> ♪ THINGS WILL TURN OUT

RIGHT NOW ♪

♪ WE CAN MAKE IT SO

♪ SOMEONE IS ON YOUR SIDE

>> ♪ NO ONE IS ALONE ♪

>> ♪ TAKE ME TO A WORLD

THAT'S REAL ♪

♪ SHOW ME HOW IT'S DONE

♪ TEACH ME HOW TO LAUGH,

TO FEEL ♪

♪ MOVE ME TO THE SUN

♪ JUST HOLD MY HAND

WHENEVER WE ARRIVE ♪

♪ TAKE ME TO A WORLD

WHERE I CAN BE ALIVE ♪

>> ♪ WE SHALL SEE THE WORLD

COME TRUE ♪

♪ WE SHALL HAVE THE WORLD

♪ I WON'T BE AFRAID WITH YOU

♪ WE SHALL HAVE THE WORLD

♪ I'LL HOLD YOUR HAND

AND KNOW I'M NOT ALONE ♪

♪ WE SHALL HAVE THE WORLD

TO KEEP ♪

♪ SUCH A LOVELY WORLD

WE'LL WEEP ♪

♪ WE SHALL HAVE THE WORLD

FOREVER FOR OUR OWN ♪♪

♪ FEEL THE FLOW

HEAR WHAT'S HAPPENING ♪

♪ WE'RE WHAT'S HAPPENING

♪ LONG AGO

♪ ALL WE HAD WAS

THAT FUNNY FEELING ♪

♪ SAYIN' SOMEDAY

WE'D SEND 'EM REELING ♪

♪ NOW IT LOOKS LIKE WE CAN

♪ SOMEDAY JUST BEGAN

♪♪

♪ IT'S OUR TIME

♪ BREATHE IT IN

♪ WORLDS TO CHANGE

AND WORLDS TO WIN ♪

♪ OUR TURN COMING THROUGH

♪ ME AND YOU, PAL,

ME AND YOU ♪

♪ ME AND YOU

♪ ME AND YOU

♪ ME AND YOU

♪ ME AND YOU

♪ IT'S OUR TI-I-I-I-I-ME

[ APPLAUSE ]

♪♪

[ APPLAUSE CONTINUES ]

♪♪

>> ♪ I'M JUST A BROADWAY BABY

♪ WALKING OFF MY TIRED FEET

♪ POUNDIN' 42nd STREET

TO BE IN A SHOW ♪

♪ OH

♪ I'M JUST A BROADWAY BABY

♪ LEARNIN' HOW TO SING

AND DANCE ♪

♪ WAITING FOR MY ONE BIG CHANCE

TO BE IN A SHOW ♪

♪ OH

♪ GEE, I'D LOVE TO BE

ON SOME MARQUEE ♪

♪ ALL TWINKLIN' LIGHTS

♪ A SPARK

TO PIERCE THE DARK ♪

♪ FROM BATTERY PARK

TO WASHINGTON HEIGHTS ♪

♪ SOMEDAY MAYBE

♪ ALL MY DREAMS WILL BE REPAID

♪ HECK, I'D EVEN PLAY THE MAID

TO BE IN A SHOW ♪

>> ♪ HEY, MISTER PRODUCER

♪ I'M TALKIN' TO YOU, SIR

♪ I DON'T NEED A LOT

♪ ONLY WHAT I GOT

♪ PLUS A TUBE OF GREASEPAINT

AND A FOLLOW SPOT ♪

♪ I'M JUST A

>> ♪ BROADWAY BABY

♪ SLAVING AT THE 5 AND 10

♪ DREAMING OF THE GREAT DAY

WHEN I'LL BE IN A SHOW ♪

♪ OH, HO, HO

>> ♪ BROADWAY BABY

♪ MAKIN' ROUNDS ALL AFTERNOON

♪ EATIN' AT A GREASY SPOON

TO SAVE ON MY DOUGH ♪

♪ OH

>> ♪ AT MY TINY FLAT

♪ THERE'S JUST MY CAT,

A BED AND A CHAIR ♪

>> ♪ STILL,

I'LL STICK IT TILL ♪

♪ I'M ON A BILL

ALL OVER TIMES SQUARE ♪

♪ SOME DAY MAYBE

♪ IF I STICK IT LONG ENOUGH

♪ I CAN LEARN

TO STRUT MY STUFF ♪

♪ WORKING FOR A NICE MAN

LIKE A ZIEGFELD OR A WEISSMAN ♪

♪ IN A GREAT BIG

BROADWAY ♪

♪♪

♪ SHO-O-O-O-O-O-W

[ APPLAUSE ]

>> ♪ THE PROBLEM WAS MINE

>> MAJOR SUPPORT FOR

"AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC"

IS PROVIDED BY

ELLEN AND JAMES S. MARCUS,

THE THOMAS AND AGNES CARVEL

FOUNDATION.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING HAS BEEN

PROVIDED THROUGH THE GENEROUS

SUPPORT OF THE JOAN AND

ALLEN BILDNER FAMILY FUND,

THE BLANCHE AND IRVING LAURIE

FOUNDATION, AND THE

DAVID S. STEINER AND

SYLVIA STEINER CHARITABLE TRUST.

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ SHARING A TEAR AND LENDING

A SHOULDER ♪

>> ♪ SIDE BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ ONE'S IMPOSSIBLE

>> ♪ TWO IS DREARY

♪ THREE IS COMPANY,

SAFE AND CHEERY ♪

♪ SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE

>> ♪ BY SIDE ♪

>> ♪ DON'T DWELL ON THE TIMES

THAT YOU FAIL ♪

♪ REMEMBER THE TIMES WHEN YOU

SAIL ♪

♪ FIND A NEW ROAD

♪ FORGE A NEW TRAIL

♪ BOUNCE

♪ BOUNCE

♪ BOUNCE

>> ♪ ON MY LEFT

>> ♪ ON MY RIGHT

>> ♪ IS A PRINCE

>> ♪ IS A JEWEL

>> ♪ AND HE NEVER NEEDS RENEWAL

AS A PARTNER ♪

♪ AS A CRITIC

♪ AS A PA-A-A-A-A-A-A-L

>> ♪ BOUNCE

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