Live From Lincoln Center

S44 E4 | FULL EPISODE

Megan Hilty in Concert

Join the Tony-nominated star of Wicked, 9 to 5: The Musical, Noises Off, and NBC’s Smash for a new concert special featuring a versatile set of musical theater favorite and classic standards.

AIRED: May 24, 2019 | 0:54:36
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TRANSCRIPT

ANNOUNCER: WITH HER OPERATIC RANGE AND SUNNY CHARM,

MEGAN HILTY EPITOMIZES MUSICAL STARDOM.

♪ ...ON A STAR

ANNOUNCER: TONIGHT, THE STAR OF "SMASH"

AND BROADWAY'’S "9 TO 5"...

HILTY: ♪ WORKIN'’ 9 TO 5 ♪

EXPLORES HER PASSIONS IN A NIGHT FILLED WITH

RAVISHING MUSIC AND MEMORIES.

HILTY: ♪ ...WOULD DESERVE A FAIR PROMOTION ♪

♪ WANT TO MOVE...

ANNOUNCER: "MEGAN HILTY IN CONCERT,"

TONIGHT ON "LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER."

ANNOUNCER: LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,

PLEASE WELCOME MEGAN HILTY!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[MUSIC INTRO PLAYING]

♪ THE FIELD WAS BRIGHT WITH CLOVER, I SAW THE FINISH SIGN ♪

♪ I STARTED AS A ROVER, AND THEN VICTORY WAS MINE ♪

♪ I THOUGHT THE RACE WAS OVER, BUT THEY JUST KEEP MOVING THE LINE ♪

♪ THEY CHEERED AT MY PERSISTENCE BUT PRAYED FOR MY DECLINE

♪ THE PATH OF LEAST RESISTANCE LED TO HOLLYWOOD AND VINE ♪

♪ I TRIED TO GO THE DISTANCE, BUT THEY JUST KEEP MOVING THE LINE ♪

♪ I JUMPED ALL OF THE HURDLES TO BREAK OUT OF THE PACK ♪

♪ I STARTED ON THE OUTSIDE, AND THEN HIT THE INSIDE TRACK ♪

♪ I LEFT THE OTHER FILLIES BACK AT THE STARTING GATE ♪

♪ WAS READY, ON MY MARK, I GOT TO SET TO HURRY UP AND WAIT ♪

♪ SO TALENT AND AMBITION WON ME A CHANCE TO SHINE ♪

♪ I ACED THE BIG AUDITION, BUT IT'’S RAININ' ON CLOUD NINE ♪

♪ CAN'’T BEAT THE COMPETITION, '’CAUSE THEY JUST KEEP MOVING THE LINE ♪

♪ I HANDLED EVERY CORNER, EACH BUMP ALONG THE TRACK ♪

♪ AND WHEN I SAW THE RIBBON, WELL, THERE WAS NO TURNIN'’ BACK ♪

♪ I WON THE PHOTO FINISH, I POSED FOR ALL THE MEN ♪

♪ BUT BEFORE I GOT MY TROPHY, WELL, THE RACE BEGAN AGAIN ♪

♪ SO I MADE FRIENDS WITH REJECTION, I'’VE STRAIGHTENED UP MY SPINE! ♪

♪ I'’LL CHANGE EACH IMPERFECTION TILL IT'’S TIME TO DRINK THE WINE! ♪

♪ I'’D TOAST TO RESURRECTION, BUT THEY JUST KEEP MOVING THE LINE! ♪

♪ PLEASE GIVE ME SOME DIRECTION, '’CAUSE THEY JUST KEEP MOVING ♪

♪ THE LINE!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

WHOO!

STOP IT!

THANK YOU!

♪ WHAT A DAY THIS HAS BEEN, WHAT A RARE MOOD I'’M IN ♪

♪ WHY, IT'’S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE ♪

♪ THERE'’S A SMILE ON MY FACE FOR THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE ♪

♪ WHY IT'’S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE ♪

♪ ALL THE MUSIC OF LIFE SEEMS TO BE ♪

♪ LIKE A BELL THAT IS RINGING FOR ME ♪

♪ AND FROM THE WAY THAT I FEEL WHEN THAT BELL STARTS TO PEAL ♪

♪ I COULD SWEAR I WAS FALLING

♪ I WOULD SWEAR I WAS FALLING ♪

♪ IT'’S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE ♪

♪ ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE

♪ ALMOST, IT'’S ALMOST, BUT... ♪

♪ THIS CAN'’T BE LOVE, BECAUSE I FEEL SO WELL ♪

♪ NO SOBS, NO SORROWS, NO SIGHS ♪

♪ THIS CAN'’T BE LOVE, I'’VE GOT NO DIZZY SPELLS ♪

♪ MY HEAD IS NOT IN THE SKIES

♪ MY HEART DOES NOT STAND STILL, HEAR IT BEAT ♪

♪ THIS IS TOO SWEET TO BE LOVE

♪ THIS CAN'’T BE LOVE, BECAUSE I FEEL SO WELL ♪

♪ AND YET I LOVE TO LOVE

♪ GLAD I'’M ALIVE ♪

♪ I LOVE TO LIVE, I THINK I'’LL SURVIVE ♪

♪ THERE'’S A SMILE ON MY FACE FOR THE WHOLE HUMAN RACE ♪

♪ ALL THE MUSIC OF LIFE SEEMS TO BE ♪

♪ LIKE A BELL THAT IS RINGING FOR ME ♪

♪ AND FROM THE WAY THAT I FEEL WHEN THAT BELL STARTS TO PEAL ♪

♪ I COULD SWEAR I WAS FALLING

♪ I WOULD SWEAR I WAS FALLING ♪

♪ IT'’S ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE ♪

♪ ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LO-OVE

♪ ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LO-OVE

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

MAN: WHOO!

I FEEL LIKE I SHOULD WARN YOU,

THIS IS A VERY, VERY MUSICAL THEATER-HEAVY SET.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

SO I HOPE YOU LIKE MUSICALS. I HOPE YOU LIKE BROADWAY.

I HOPE YOU LIKE "SMASH."

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE] - GREAT.

THEN YOU'’RE GONNA HAVE A GREAT TIME TONIGHT,

'’CAUSE WE'RE ALL OVER THE PLACE, MUSICAL THEATER-WISE.

AND IF YOU LIKE "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS,"

YOU'’RE GONNA BE VERY EXCITED.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

BECAUSE IT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE MUSICALS.

AND I ALWAYS HAVE TO DO SOMETHING FROM THAT SHOW IN MY SET,

AND I ALWAYS HAVE TO MAKE THAT HANDSOME GENTLEMAN SING IT WITH ME.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, BRIAN GALLAGHER.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ LIFT UP YOUR HEAD, WASH OFF YOUR MASCARA ♪

♪ HERE, TAKE MY KLEENEX, WIPE THAT LIPSTICK AWAY ♪

♪ SHOW ME YOUR FACE THAT'’S CLEAN AS THE MORNIN'’ ♪

♪ I KNOW THINGS WERE BAD, BUT NOW THEY'’RE OK ♪

♪ SUDDENLY SEYMOUR IS STANDING BESIDE YOU ♪

♪ YOU DON'’T NEED NO MAKEUP ♪

♪ DON'’T HAVE TO PRETEND ♪

♪ OH OHH

♪ SUDDENLY SEYMOUR IS HERE TO PROVIDE YOU ♪

♪ WITH SWEET UNDERSTANDING

♪ SEYMOUR'’S YOUR FRIEND ♪

♪ NOBODY EVER TREATED ME KINDLY ♪

♪ DADDY LEFT EARLY, AND MAMMA WAS POOR ♪

♪ I'’D MEET A MAN AND I'’D FOLLOW HIM BLINDLY ♪

♪ HE'’D SNAP HIS FINGERS, AND ME, I'’D SAY, "SURE" ♪

♪ BUT SUDDENLY, SEYMOUR IS STANDING BESIDE ME ♪

♪ HE DON'’T GIVE ME ORDERS, HE DON'’T CONDESCEND ♪

♪ SUDDENLY, SEYMOUR IS HERE TO PROVIDE ME ♪

♪ SWEET UNDERSTANDING

♪ SEYMOUR'’S MY FRIEND ♪

♪ TELL ME THIS FEELING WILL LAST TILL FOREVER ♪

♪ TELL ME THE BAD TIMES ARE CLEAN WASHED AWAY ♪

♪ PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IT'’S STILL STRANGE AND FRIGHTENIN'’ ♪

♪ FOR LOSERS LIKE I'’VE BEEN, IT'’S SO HARD TO SAY ♪

♪ SUDDENLY, SEYMOUR

♪ WHOA, SUDDENLY, SEYMOUR

♪ HE PURIFIED ME

♪ HE PURIFIED YOU

♪ SUDDENLY, SEYMOUR

♪ SUDDENLY, SEYMOUR

♪ SHOWED ME I CAN

♪ YES, YOU CAN

BOTH: ♪ LEARN HOW TO BE MORE

♪ THE GIRL THAT'’S INSIDE ME ♪ ♪ THE GIRL THAT'’S INSIDE YOU ♪

♪ SWEET UNDERSTANDING ♪

♪ WITH SWEET UNDERSTANDING ♪

♪ WITH SWEET UNDERSTANDING ♪

♪ WITH SWEET UNDERSTANDING ♪

BOTH: ♪ WITH SWEET UNDERSTANDING ♪

♪ SEYMOUR'’S MY MAN ♪ ♪ SEYMOUR'’S YOUR MAN ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

SO THERE'’S THIS SAYING THAT GOES SOMETHING LIKE THIS...

IT SAYS "NEVER MEET YOUR HEROES,"

KIND OF ALLUDING TO THE FACT THAT IF YOU DO MEET YOUR HEROES,

THEY WILL ALWAYS DISAPPOINT YOU.

THEY WILL NEVER LIVE UP TO WHAT YOU HAVE IMAGINED THEM TO BE IN YOUR HEAD.

I HAVE NEVER UNDERSTOOD THIS SAYING

BECAUSE MY HEROES ARE BERNADETTE PETERS AND DOLLY PARTON.

I HAVE HAD THE HONOR AND PLEASURE OF WORKING WITH BOTH OF THEM.

AND I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT BOTH OF THESE WOMEN

ARE EVERY WONDERFUL THING YOU'’VE EVER HEARD ABOUT THEM.

IT'’S ALL TRUE. THEY'RE INCREDIBLE PEOPLE, ON TOP OF THEIR TALENTS.

AND WHEN I WORKED WITH DOLLY, I DID A SHOW CALLED "9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL."

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

HERE ARE A COUPLE OF THE SONGS THAT MISS PARTON WROTE FOR MY CHARACTER

AND EVERYBODY ELSE LISTENING, TOO.

[IMITATING DOLLY PARTON] ♪ NOW, I'’VE ALWAYS BEEN MISUNDERSTOOD ♪

♪ BECAUSE OF HOW I LOOK

♪ DON'’T JUDGE ME BY THE COVER '’CAUSE I'M A REAL GOOD BOOK ♪

♪ SO READ INTO IT WHAT YOU WILL, BUT SEE ME AS I AM ♪

♪ THE WAY I LOOK IS JUST A COUNTRY GIRL'’S IDEA OF GLAM ♪

♪ I GREW UP POOR AND RAGGED, JUST A SIMPLE COUNTRY GIRL ♪

♪ I WANTED TO BE PRETTY MORE THAN ANYTHING IN THE WORLD ♪

♪ LIKE BARBIE OR THE MODELS IN THE FREDERICK'’S CATALOG ♪

♪ FROM RAGS TO WISHES IN MY DREAMS, I COULD HAVE IT ALL ♪

♪ I'’M JUST A BACKWOODS BARBIE, TOO MUCH MAKEUP, TOO MUCH HAIR ♪

♪ NOW, DON'’T BE FOOLED BY THINKIN'’ THAT THE GOODS ARE NOT ALL THERE ♪

♪ DON'’T LET THESE FALSE EYELASHES LEAD YOU TO BELIEVE ♪

♪ THAT I'’M AS SHALLOW AS I LOOK '’CAUSE I RUN TRUE AND DEEP ♪

♪ I'’M JUST A BACKWOODS BARBIE IN A PUSH-UP BRA AND HEELS ♪

♪ I MIGHT LOOK ARTIFICIAL, BUT WHERE IT COUNTS I'’M REAL ♪

♪ YES, I COULD SEE WHERE I COULD BE MISJUDGED UPON FIRST GLANCE ♪

♪ BUT EVEN BACKWOODS BARBIES DESERVE A SECOND CHANCE ♪

♪ ALL DOLLED UP AND HOPIN'’ FOR A CHANCE TO PROVE MY WORTH ♪

♪ '’CAUSE EVEN BACKWOODS BARBIES GIT THEIR FEELIN'’S HURT ♪

["9 TO 5" INTRO PLAYING]

[CROWD CHEERING; CLAPPING RHYTHMICALLY]

♪ I TUMBLE OUTTA BED AND I STUMBLE TO THE KITCHEN ♪

♪ POUR MYSELF A CUP OF AMBITION ♪

♪ YAWN AND STRETCH AND TRY TO COME TO LIFE ♪

♪ JUMP IN THE SHOWER AND THE BLOOD STARTS PUMPIN'’ ♪

♪ OUT ON THE STREETS THE TRAFFIC STARTS JUMPIN'’ ♪

♪ FOR FOLKS LIKE ME ON THE JOB FROM 9 TO 5 ♪

♪ WORKIN'’ 9 TO 5, WHAT A WAY TO MAKE A LIVIN'’ ♪

♪ BARELY GETTIN'’ BY, IT'’S ALL TAKIN' AND NO GIVIN'’ ♪

♪ THEY JUST USE YOUR MIND AND THEY NEVER GIVE YOU CREDIT ♪

♪ IT'’S ENOUGH TO DRIVE YOU CRAZY IF YOU LET IT ♪

♪ THEY LET YOU DREAM JUST TO WATCH '’EM SHATTER ♪

♪ YOU'’RE JUST A STEP ON THE BOSS-MAN'’S LADDER ♪

♪ BUT YOU GOT DREAMS HE'’LL NEVER TAKE AWAY ♪

♪ YOU'’RE IN THE SAME BOAT WITH A LOTTA YOUR FRIENDS ♪

♪ WAITIN'’ FOR THE DAY YOUR SHIP'’LL COME IN ♪

♪ AN'’ THE TIDE'S GONNA TURN AND IT'’S ALL GONNA ROLL YOUR WAY ♪

♪ WORKIN'’ 9 TO 5 FOR SERVICE AND DEVOTION ♪

♪ YOU WOULD THINK THAT I WOULD DESERVE A FAIR PROMOTION ♪

♪ WANT TO MOVE AHEAD, BUT THE BOSS WON'’T SEEM TO LET ME ♪

♪ I SWEAR SOMETIMES THAT MAN IS OUT TO GET ME ♪

♪ 9 TO 5, THEY GOT YOU WHERE THEY WANT YOU ♪

♪ THERE'’S A BETTER LIFE, AND YOU DREAM ABOUT IT, DON'’T YOU? ♪

♪ IT'’S A RICH MAN'S GAME, NO MATTER WHAT THEY CALL IT ♪

♪ AND YOU SPEND YOUR LIFE PUTTIN'’ MONEY IN HIS WALLET ♪

♪ 9 TO 5

♪ I'’M WORKIN' ♪

♪ 9 TO 5

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[SLOW MUSIC INTRO]

♪ I GOT THE CALL TODAY I DIDN'’T WANT TO HEAR ♪

♪ BUT I KNEW THAT IT WOULD COME ♪

♪ AN OLD, TRUE FRIEND OF OURS WAS TALKIN'’ ON THE PHONE ♪

♪ SHE SAID YOU FOUND SOMEONE

♪ AND I THOUGHT OF ALL THE BAD LUCK AND THE STRUGGLES WE WENT THROUGH ♪

♪ HOW I LOST ME AND YOU LOST YOU ♪

♪ WHAT ARE ALL THESE VOICES OUTSIDE LOVE'’S OPEN DOOR ♪

♪ MAKE US THROW OFF OUR CONTENTMENT AND BEG FOR SOMETHING MORE? ♪

♪ I'’M LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU NOW ♪

♪ BUT I MISS YOU SOMETIMES

♪ THE MORE I KNOW, THE LESS I UNDERSTAND ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS I THOUGHT I KNEW ♪

♪ I'’M LEARNING AGAIN ♪

♪ I'’VE BEEN TRYIN' TO GET DOWN TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER ♪

♪ BUT MY WILL GETS WEAK AND MY THOUGHTS SEEM TO SCATTER ♪

♪ BUT I THINK IT'’S ABOUT FORGIVENESS ♪

♪ FORGIVENESS

♪ EVEN IF, EVEN IF YOU DON'’T LOVE ME ANYMORE ♪

♪ OH, THESE TIMES ARE SO UNCERTAIN ♪

♪ THERE'’S A YEARNING UNDEFINED ♪

♪ PEOPLE FILLED WITH RAGE

♪ WE ALL NEED A LITTLE TENDERNESS ♪

♪ HOW CAN LOVE SURVIVE IN SUCH A GRACELESS AGE? ♪

♪ TRUST AND SELF-ASSURANCE THAT LEAD TO HAPPINESS ♪

♪ THEY'’RE THE VERY THINGS WE KILL, I GUESS ♪

♪ PRIDE AND COMPETITION CANNOT FILL THESE EMPTY ARMS ♪

♪ AND THE WORK I PUT BETWEEN US, YOU KNOW IT DOESN'’T KEEP ME WARM ♪

♪ I'’M LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU NOW ♪

♪ BUT I MISS YOU, BABY

♪ THE MORE I KNOW, THE LESS I UNDERSTAND ♪

♪ ALL THE THINGS I THOUGHT I'’D FIGURED OUT ♪

♪ I HAVE TO LEARN AGAIN

♪ I BEEN TRYING TO GET DOWN TO THE HEART OF THE MATTER ♪

♪ BUT EVERYTHING CHANGES AND MY FRIENDS SEEM TO SCATTER ♪

♪ BUT I THINK IT'’S ABOUT FORGIVENESS ♪

♪ FORGIVENESS

♪ EVEN IF, EVEN IF YOU DON'’T LOVE ME ANYMORE ♪

♪ THERE ARE PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE WHO'’VE COME AND GONE ♪

♪ THEY LET YOU DOWN AND THEY HURT YOUR PRIDE ♪

♪ BETTER PUT IT ALL BEHIND YOU '’CAUSE LIFE GOES ON ♪

♪ KEEP CARRYIN'’ THAT ANGER, IT'’LL EAT YOU UP INSIDE ♪

♪ I'’M LEARNING TO LIVE WITHOUT YOU NOW ♪

♪ BUT I MISS YOU, SOMETIMES

♪ THE MORE I KNOW, THE LESS I UNDERSTAND ♪

♪ EVEN IF, EVEN IF YOU DON'’T LOVE ME ANYMORE ♪

♪ EVEN IF, EVEN IF YOU DON'’T LOVE ME ANYMORE ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

SO, A LITTLE FUN FACT ABOUT ME.

UM, I THOUGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO BE AN OPERA SINGER

WHEN I WAS YOUNGER.

I TRAINED CLASSICALLY. I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE A LEGIT SOPRANO,

AND THAT WAS GONNA BE THE PATH MY LIFE TOOK.

I WAS OBSESSED WITH GOING TO THE OPERA

AND SEEING EVERYTHING I COULD, LISTENING TO EVERYTHING I COULD.

I EVEN WENT TO OPERA CAMP. DID YOU KNOW THAT WAS A THING?

IT'’S A THING. I DID IT!

[LAUGHTER] BUT SHORTLY THEREAFTER,

I CAME TO THE DECISION THAT MUSICAL THEATER WAS PROBABLY

A BETTER FIT FOR MY PERSONALITY.

UM...BUT I THOUGHT "THIS IS SO GREAT!"

I WENT TO COLLEGE. I WENT TO CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY.

AND I THOUGHT, THIS IS AMAZING.

I'’M A CLASSICALLY TRAINED SOPRANO, SO I'’LL BE THE INGENUE IN ALL THE MUSICALS,

LIKE LAURIE IN "OKLAHOMA!"

AND I COULDN'’T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG!

♪ YOU SEE, I'’VE HAD MUCH GOOD LUCK AS A PERFORMER ♪

♪ I'’VE BEEN CAST IN ALMOST EVERY SHOW ♪

[LAUGHTER]

♪ FROM "CAROUSEL" TO "HAIR," ON BROADWAY I WAS THERE ♪

♪ BUT YOU'’D NEVER EVER KNOW ♪

♪ PERHAPS YOU PICKED ME OUT LAST YEAR IN "PHANTOM" ♪

♪ OR UNDERNEATH MY DIRT IN "MISERA-BLEH" ♪

♪ BUT IF YOU TRIED TO PICK ME OUT FROM ALL THE VOICES IN THE CROWD ♪

♪ I'’M CERTAIN THAT YOU MUST HAVE HAD A PROB-LEH ♪

♪ MY PLIGHT IS QUITE FAMILIAR TO THOSE WHO'’VE TREAD THE BOARDS ♪

♪ AT THE NEDERLANDER, SCHUBERT, OR RIALTO ♪

♪ AND THOUGH I'’VE GOT A GREAT HIGH "C" ♪

TRUST ME. IT'’S AMAZING.

♪ THE REACTION SEEMS TO BE, "OH, THAT'’S GREAT, DEAR" ♪

♪ "BUT WE NEED YOU TO SING ALTO-O-O ♪

♪ PLEASE GIVE ME A CHANCE TO SING MELODY ♪

♪ JUST GIVE ME A CRACK AT THE TUNE ♪

♪ I'’M FILLED WITH CHAGRIN EVERY TIME I BEGIN ♪

[IN LOW MONOTONE] ♪ "BY THE LIGHT OF THE SILVERY MOON" ♪

♪ JUST ONE LITTLE SHOT TO SING MELODY ♪

♪ JUST GIVE ME A MOMENT TO SHINE ♪

♪ I'’M SICK OF ♪

[IN LOW MONOTONE] ♪ "CAN'’T HELP LOVING THAT MAN OF MINE" ♪

[IN NORMAL VOICE] ♪ JUST LOOK AT "OKLAHOMA!" FOR EXAMPLE ♪

♪ IN THE ROUSING TITLE NUMBER OF THE SHOW ♪

♪ WHILE EVERYONE IS SINGING "OKLAHOMA!" ♪

♪ I GET "SKY, YO HO"

♪ AND NOW FOR A MEDLEY OF MY FINER ROLES ♪

[IN ALTO MONOTONE] ♪ THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC ♪

♪ THREE LITTLE MAIDS FROM SCHOOL ARE WE ♪

♪ FILLED TO THE BRIM WITH GIRLISH GLEE ♪

♪ PERT AS A SCHOOLGIRL WELL CAN BE ♪

♪ THREE LITTLE MAIDS FROM SCHOOL ♪

♪ TOUCH ME, IT'’S SO EASY TO LEAVE ME ♪

♪ WHAT MIRROR WHERE?

[LAUGHTER]

♪ WHICH WHAT WHERE WHO WHO WHO WHO? ♪

♪ SUCH A PRETTY ME

♪ SUCH A PRETTY ME

[IN NORMAL VOICE] ♪ OH, PLEASE, JUST PULL A FEW STRINGS FOR THE MELODY ♪

♪ I DON'’T CARE IF THE SOLO IS TEENY ♪

♪ IT WOULD BE NIRVANA, FROM HEAVEN SUCH MANNA ♪

♪ TO SING SOMETHING OTHER THAN ♪

[IN VERY LOW VOICE] ♪ SWEENEY

[IN NORMAL VOICE] ♪ I'’M DOWN ON MY KNEES FOR A MELODY ♪

♪ I'’M BEGGING WITH ALL OF MY MIGHT ♪

[SINGING TO "WEST SIDE STORY'’S" 'TONIGHT'’] ♪ JUST HAVE A BAR

[IN SOPRANO VOICE] ♪ AND LET THIS CHORUS GIRL BE A STAR ♪

♪ TO...

[SINGING FLAT] ♪ NIGHT

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THIS IS A MY SHOW. THIS IS A MUSICAL THEATER SHOW.

SO I'’M GONNA DO A LITTLE SOPRANO, IF THAT'’S ALL RIGHT WITH YOU.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ BED, BED! I COULDN'’T GO TO BED ♪

♪ MY HEAD'’S TOO LIGHT TO TRY TO SET IT DOWN ♪

♪ SLEEP, SLEEP! I COULDN'’T SLEEP TONIGHT ♪

♪ NOT FOR ALL THE JEWELS IN THE CROWN ♪

♪ I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT ♪

♪ I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT ♪

♪ AND STILL HAVE BEGGED FOR MORE ♪

♪ I COULD HAVE SPREAD MY WINGS

♪ AND DONE A THOUSAND THINGS

♪ I'’VE NEVER DONE BEFORE ♪

♪ I'’LL NEVER KNOW WHAT MADE IT SO EXCITING ♪

♪ WHY ALL AT ONCE MY HEART TOOK FLIGHT ♪

♪ I ONLY KNOW WHEN HE BEGAN TO DANCE WITH ME ♪

♪ I COULD HAVE DANCED, DANCED, DANCED ♪

♪ ALL NIGHT

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

MY FIRST JOB OUT OF SCHOOL WAS IN A SHOW CALLED "WICKED."

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

OK, SOME PEOPLE ARE FAMILIAR. FANTASTIC!

I SPENT 4 1/2 YEARS OF MY LIFE PLAYING GLINDA THE GOOD,

AND DURING THAT TIME, I WORKED WITH 17 ELPHABAS.

I KNOW. I GOT BORED ONE DAY, AND I WROTE DOWN ALL THEIR NAMES.

17 REMARKABLE WOMEN. THEY HAVE TWO THINGS IN COMMON.

FIRST, THEY ARE INCREDIBLY TALENTED.

YOU HAVE TO BE TO PLAY THAT ROLE.

BUT ALSO, THEY ARE AMAZING PEOPLE OFFSTAGE AS WELL.

THEY'’RE ALL STILL DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE,

BUT THERE ARE TWO REALLY SPECIAL ONES

THAT ARE ACTUALLY HERE TONIGHT.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THEY'’RE TWO OF MY CLOSEST, DEAREST FRIENDS,

AND THEY ARE INSANELY TALENTED.

AND I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT THEY'’RE HERE TO SING WITH ME.

PLEASE HELP ME WELCOME EDEN ESPINOSA AND SHOSHANA BEAN.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

ARE YOU GUYS READY? YEAH.

I LOVE YOU GUYS.

I LOVE YOU. OK. LOVE YOU.

[PLAYING SLOW INTRO]

♪ I'’VE HEARD IT SAID THAT PEOPLE COME INTO OUR LIVES FOR A REASON ♪

♪ BRINGING SOMETHING WE MUST LEARN AND WE ARE LED ♪

♪ TO THOSE WHO HELP US MOST TO GROW ♪

♪ IF WE LET THEM AND WE HELP THEM IN RETURN ♪

♪ WELL, I DON'’T KNOW IF I BELIEVE THAT'’S TRUE ♪

♪ BUT I KNOW I'’M WHO I AM TODAY BECAUSE I KNEW YOU ♪

♪ LIKE A COMET PULLED FROM ORBIT AS IT PASSES THE SUN ♪

♪ LIKE A STREAM THAT MEETS A BOULDER HALFWAY THROUGH THE WOOD ♪

♪ WHO CAN SAY IF I'’VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER?

♪ BUT BECAUSE I KNEW YOU

EDEN AND SHOSHANA: ♪ BECAUSE I KNEW YOU

MEGAN: ♪ I HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR GOOD ♪

ALL: ♪ FOR GOOD

♪ IT WELL MAY BE THAT WE WILL NEVER MEET AGAIN IN THIS LIFETIME ♪

♪ SO LET ME SAY BEFORE WE PART SO MUCH OF ME ♪

♪ IS MADE OF WHAT I LEARNED FROM YOU ♪

♪ YOU'’LL BE WITH ME ♪

MEGAN AND SHOSHANA: ♪ YOU'’LL BE WITH ME ♪

ALL: ♪ LIKE A HANDPRINT ON MY HEART ♪

♪ AND NOW WHATEVER WAY OUR STORIES END ♪

ALL: ♪ I KNOW YOU HAVE RE-WRITTEN MINE BY BEING MY FRIEND ♪

♪ LIKE A SHIP BLOWN FROM ITS MOORING BY A WIND OFF THE SEA ♪

MEGAN AND SHOSHANA: ♪ WIND OFF THE SEA

♪ LIKE A SEED DROPPED BY A SKYBIRD IN A DISTANT WOOD ♪

ALL: ♪ WHO CAN SAY IF I'’VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER? ♪

♪ BUT BECAUSE I KNEW YOU

MEGAN AND SHOSHANA: ♪ BECAUSE I KNEW YOU

♪ I HAVE BEEN CHANGED

ALL: ♪ FOR GOOD

♪ AND JUST TO CLEAR THE AIR ♪

ALL: ♪ I ASK FORGIVENESS

♪ FOR THE THINGS I'’VE DONE YOU BLAME ME FOR ♪

ALL: ♪ BUT THEN, I GUESS

♪ WE KNOW THERE'’S BLAME TO SHARE ♪

♪ AND NONE OF IT SEEMS TO MATTER ANYMORE ♪

EDEN AND MEGAN: ♪ ANYMORE

MEGAN: ♪ LIKE A COMET PULLED FROM ORBIT ♪

SHOSHANA: ♪ LIKE A SHIP BLOWN FROM ITS MOORING ♪

♪ AS IT PASSES THE SUN ♪

♪ BY A WIND OFF THE SEA ♪

♪ LIKE A STREAM THAT MEETS A FOREST ♪

♪ LIKE A SEED DROPPED BY A BIRD ♪

ALL: ♪ IN THE WOOD

♪ WHO CAN SAY IF I'’VE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER? ♪

♪ I DO BELIEVE I HAVE BEEN CHANGED FOR THE BETTER ♪

♪ AND BECAUSE I KNEW YOU ♪

♪ BECAUSE I KNEW YOU

♪ BECAUSE I KNEW YOU

♪ I HAVE BEEN CHANGED

♪ FOR GOOD

[LOUD CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

EDEN ESPINOSA...

AND SHOSHANA BEAN.

MAN: WHOO!

[SLOW SONG INTRO]

♪ THERE'’S NO BUSINESS LIKE SHOW BUSINESS ♪

♪ THERE'’S NO BUSINESS I KNOW ♪

♪ EVERYTHING ABOUT IT IS APPEALING ♪

♪ EVERYTHING THAT TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW ♪

♪ NOTHING CAN COMPARE TO THAT FEELING ♪

♪ WHEN YOU ARE STEALING THAT EXTRA BOW ♪

♪ THERE'’S NO PEOPLE LIKE SHOW PEOPLE ♪

♪ WE SMILE WHEN WE ARE LOW

♪ YESTERDAY, THEY TOLD YOU YOU WOULD NOT GO FAR ♪

♪ THAT NIGHT YOU OPEN AND THERE YOU ARE ♪

♪ NEXT DAY ON YOUR DRESSING ROOM THEY'’VE HUNG A STAR ♪

♪ LET'’S GO ON WITH THE SHOW! ♪

[BOOGIE-WOOGIE SONG INTRO]

♪ BEHIND THE HILL, THERE'’S A BUSY LITTLE STILL ♪

♪ WHERE YOUR PAPPY'’S WORKIN' IN THE MOONLIGHT ♪

♪ YOUR LOVIN'’ PAW ISN'T QUITE WITHIN THE LAW ♪

♪ SO HE'’S HIDIN' THERE BEHIND THE HILL ♪

♪ BYE, BYE, BABY

♪ STOP YOUR YAWNIN'’ ♪

♪ DON'’T CRY, BABY ♪

♪ DAY WILL BE DAWNING

♪ AND WHEN IT DOES FROM THE MOUNTAIN WHERE HE WUZ ♪

♪ HE'’LL BE COMING WITH JUG OF MOONSHINE ♪

♪ SO COUNT YOUR SHEEP

♪ MAMA'’S SINGING YOU TO SLEEP ♪

♪ WITH A MOONSHINE LULLABY

♪ DREAM OF PAPPY, VERY HAPPY ♪

♪ WITH HIS JUG OF MOUNTAIN RYE

♪ SO COUNT YOUR SHEEP

♪ MAMA'’S SINGING YOU TO SLEEP ♪

♪ WITH A MOONSHINE LULLABY

[SLOW SONG INTRO]

♪ THEY SAY THAT FALLING IN LOVE IS WONDERFUL ♪

♪ IT'’S WONDERFUL ♪

♪ SO THEY SAY

♪ AND WITH THE MOON UP ABOVE, IT'’S WONDERFUL ♪

♪ IT'’S WONDERFUL, SO THEY TELL ME ♪

♪ I CAN'’T RECALL WHO SAID IT ♪

♪ I KNOW I NEVER READ IT

♪ I ONLY KNOW THEY TELL ME THAT LOVE IS GRAND ♪

♪ AND

♪ THAT THING THAT'’S KNOWN AS ROMANCE IS WONDERFUL ♪

♪ WONDERFUL

♪ IN EVERY WAY, SO THEY SAY ♪

[UPBEAT SONG INTRO]

♪ GOT NO DIAMOND, GOT NO PEARL ♪

♪ STILL I THINK I'’M A LUCKY GIRL ♪

♪ I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT ♪

BAND: ♪ I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT ♪

♪ GOT NO MANSION, GOT NO YACHT ♪

♪ STILL I'’M HAPPY WITH WHAT I GOT ♪

♪ I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT ♪

BAND: ♪ I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT ♪

♪ SUNSHINE GIVES ME A LOVELY DAY ♪

♪ MOONLIGHT GIVES ME THE MILKY WAY ♪

♪ GOT NO CHECKBOOKS, GOT NO BANKS ♪

♪ STILL I'’D LIKE TO EXPRESS MY THANKS ♪

♪ I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT ♪

BAND: ♪ I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT ♪

♪ AND WITH THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON IN THE EVENING ♪

♪ I'’M ALL RIGHT ♪

♪ GOT NO BUTLER, GOT NO MAID ♪

♪ STILL I THINK I'’VE BEEN OVERPAID ♪

♪ I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT ♪

BAND: ♪ I GOT THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON AT NIGHT ♪

♪ AND WITH THE SUN IN THE MORNING AND THE MOON IN THE EVENING ♪

♪ I'’M ♪

♪ ALL

♪ RIGHT

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

MAN: WHOO!

I CAN'’T BELIEVE I HAVE MADE IT THIS FAR

AND I HAVE NOT INTRODUCED THESE AMAZING GENTLEMEN

ON THE STAGE WITH ME.

NOT ONLY ARE THEY INSANELY TALENTED,

BUT THEY ARE ALSO DEAR FRIENDS OF MINE.

WE HAVE JACK DEBOE ON DRUMS...

[APPLAUSE]

WE HAVE DENNIS MICHAEL KEEFE ON BASS...

AND WE HAVE MATT CUSSON ON THE PIANO.

FUN FACT ABOUT MATT--HE'’S AN AMAZING SINGER/SONGWRITER, SO I ALWAYS FORCE HIM TO SING WITH ME

BECAUSE IT WOULD BE A SHAME TO HAVE HIS VOICE UP HERE AND NOT SHARE IT WITH THE WORLD.

[LAUGHTER]

♪ THAT'’S LIFE ♪

♪ THAT'’S WHAT PEOPLE SAY ♪

♪ YOU'’RE RIDING HIGH IN APRIL ♪

♪ AND SHOT DOWN IN MAY

♪ BUT I KNOW I'’M GONNA CHANGE THEIR TUNE ♪

♪ WHEN I'’M BACK, BACK ON TOP IN JUNE ♪

♪ THAT'’S LIFE ♪

♪ FUNNY AS IT MAY SEEM

♪ SOME PEOPLE GET THEIR KICKS STEPPIN'’ ON A DREAM ♪

♪ BUT I KNOW I JUST CAN'’T LET THEM BRING ME DOWN ♪

♪ '’CAUSE THIS BIG OLD WORLD KEEPS SPINNING AROUND ♪

YOU'’RE WELCOME, EVERYBODY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

♪ I'’VE BEEN A PUPPET, A PAUPER, A PIRATE, A POET ♪

♪ A PAWN AND A QUEEN

♪ I'’VE BEEN UP AND DOWN AND OVER AND OUT ♪

♪ OH, THE TROUBLE I'’VE SEEN ♪

♪ EACH TIME I FIND MYSELF FLAT ON MY FACE ♪

BOTH: ♪ I PICK MYSELF UP AND GET BACK IN THE RACE ♪

♪ OH, THAT'’S LIFE ♪

♪ THAT'’S LIFE ♪

BOTH: ♪ I CAN'’T DENY IT ♪

♪ I THOUGHT OF QUITTING ♪

♪ BUT MY FRIENDS JUST WOULDN'’T BUY IT ♪

♪ AND IF I THOUGHT IT WASN'’T WORTH A TRY, OH, NO ♪

♪ I'’D JUST JUMP RIGHT UP ON THAT BIG BIRD AND THEN I'’D FLY ♪

BOTH: ♪ I'’VE BEEN A PUPPET, A PAUPER, A PIRATE, A POET ♪

♪ A PAWN AND A QUEEN

♪ I'’VE BEEN UP ♪ ♪ AND DOWN

♪ AND OVER ♪ AND OUT

♪ OH, THE DRAMA WE'’VE SEEN ♪

♪ EACH TIME WE FIND OURSELVES FLAT ON OUR FACE ♪

♪ WE PICK OURSELVES UP AND GET BACK IN THE RACE ♪

♪ OH, THAT'’S LIFE ♪

♪ THAT'’S LIFE ♪

BOTH: ♪ I CAN'’T DENY IT ♪

♪ I THOUGHT OF QUITTIN'’, BUT MY FRIENDS JUST WOULDN'’T BUY IT ♪

♪ SO, SISTER ♪ BROTHER

♪ BROADWAY STAR ♪ OR WIFE

♪ I JUST THANK GOD FOR THE PRESENT ♪

♪ THE PRESENT THAT'’S LIFE ♪

♪ THAT'’S LIFE ♪

♪ THAT'’S LIFE ♪

♪ THAT'’S LIFE ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[UPBEAT SONG INTRO]

♪ A KISS ON THE HAND MAY BE QUITE CONTINENTAL ♪

♪ BUT DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

♪ A KISS MAY BE GRAND, BUT IT WON'’T PAY THE RENTAL ♪

♪ ON YOUR HUMBLE FLAT OR HELP YOU AT THE AUTOMAT ♪

♪ MEN GROW COLD AS GIRLS GROW OLD ♪

♪ AND WE ALL LOSE OUR CHARMS IN THE END ♪

♪ BUT SQUARE-CUT OR PEAR-SHAPED ♪

♪ THESE ROCKS WON'’T LOSE THEIR SHAPE ♪

♪ DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

♪ ROMANCE IS DIVINE, AND I'’M NOT ONE TO KNOCK IT ♪

♪ BUT DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

♪ ROMANCE IS DIVINE, BUT NOW WHERE CAN YOU HOCK IT? ♪

♪ WHEN THE FLAME IS GONE

♪ JUST TRY AND PAWN A TIRED DON JUAN ♪

♪ SOME MEN BUY, AND SOME JUST SIGH ♪

♪ THAT TO MAKE YOU THEIR WIFE, THEY INTEND ♪

♪ BUT BUYERS AND SIGHERS, THEY'’RE ALL BIG FAT LIARS ♪

♪ DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

♪ THERE MAY COME A TIME WHEN A LASS NEEDS A LAWYER ♪

♪ BUT DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

♪ THERE MAY COME A TIME WHEN A HARD-BOILED EMPLOYER ♪

♪ THINKS YOU'’RE AWFUL NICE, BUT GET THAT ICE OR ELSE NO DICE ♪

♪ HE'’S YOUR GUY WHEN STOCKS GO HIGH, BUT BEWARE WHEN THEY START TO DESCEND ♪

♪ IT'’S THEN THAT THOSE LOUSES GO BACK TO THEIR SPOUSES ♪

♪ DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[SAME SONG INTRO]

♪ I'’VE HEARD OF AFFAIRS THAT ARE STRICTLY PLATONIC ♪

♪ BUT DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

♪ AND I THINK AFFAIRS THAT YOU MUST KEEP MASONIC ♪

♪ ARE THE BETTER BETS IF LITTLE PETS GET BIG BAGUETTES ♪

♪ TIME ROLLS ON AND YOUTH IS GONE ♪

♪ AND YOU CAN'’T STRAIGHTEN UP WHEN YOU BEND ♪

♪ BUT STIFF BACK OR STIFF KNEES ♪

♪ YOU STAND STRAIGHT AT TIFFANY'’S ♪

♪ DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

♪ AT YALE, THERE'’S A LAD WHOSE APPEAL I ACKNOWLEDGE ♪

♪ BUT DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

♪ I MAY LIKE HIS DAD, BUT WHEN I MEET A COLLEGE BOY ♪

♪ THE THING I SAY IS "'’RAY, '’RAY, 'RAY FOR CARTIER!" ♪

♪ SOME GIRLS FIND SOME PIECE OF MIND ♪

♪ IN A TRUST FUND THAT BANKS RECOMMEND ♪

♪ BUT IF YOU ARE BUSTY, YOUR TRUSTEE GETS LUSTY! ♪

♪ DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST FRIEND ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[SAME SONG INTRO]

♪ STASH THOSE ROCKS IN YOUR STRONGBOX ♪

♪ FOR ON THEM YOU CAN ALWAYS DEPEND ♪

♪ IT'’S NOT COMPENSATION, IT'’S SELF-PRESERVATION ♪

♪ DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S BEST ♪

♪ I DON'’T MEAN RHINESTONES ♪

♪ DIAMONDS, DIAMONDS ♪

♪ DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'’S ♪

♪ BEST

♪ FRIEND

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

NOT A DAY GOES BY THAT I DON'’T MISS "SMASH" TERRIBLY.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

I LOVED THAT SHOW. I HAD THE TIME OF MY LIFE.

I MADE FRIENDS FOR A LIFETIME, THAT'’LL LAST ME A LIFETIME.

I GOT TO DO-- IT WAS MY DREAM JOB.

I GOT TO DO EVERYTHING I WANTED IN ONE JOB

WITH MY HEROES.

AND ONE OF THE BEST THINGS ABOUT DOING THAT SHOW

WAS GETTING THE HONOR TO VOICE MARC SHAIMAN & SCOTT WITTMAN'’S INCREDIBLE ORIGINAL MUSIC.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

AND "SMASH" MIGHT BE OVER,

BUT I WILL BE SINGING THESE SONGS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

AUDIENCE: WHOO!

[SLOW SONG INTRO]

♪ THEY THOUGHT THEY COULD DISPOSE OF ME ♪

♪ THEY TRIED TO MAKE ME SMALL

♪ I SUFFERED EACH INDIGNITY

♪ BUT NOW RISE ABOVE IT ALL

♪ YES, THE PRICE I PAID WAS ALL I HAD ♪

♪ BUT AT LAST, I FOUND RELEASE ♪

♪ OH, AND IF SOMETHING GOOD CAN COME FROM BAD ♪

♪ THE PAST CAN REST IN PEACE

♪ SO, IF YOU SEE SOMEONE'’S HURT OR IN NEED OF A HAND ♪

♪ DON'’T FORGET ME ♪

♪ OR HEAR A MELODY CRYING FROM SOME BABY GRAND ♪

♪ DON'’T FORGET ME ♪

♪ WHEN YOU SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE ♪

♪ OR SEE DIAMONDS YOU WISH WERE ALL FREE ♪

♪ PLEASE SAY THAT YOU WON'’T, I PRAY THAT YOU DON'’T FORGET ME ♪

♪ BUT FORGET EVERY MAN WHO I EVER MET ♪

♪ FOR THEY ALL ONLY LIVE TO CONTROL ♪

♪ FOR A KISS, THEY PAID A THOUSAND ♪

♪ YET THEY PAID 50 CENTS FOR MY SOUL ♪

♪ THEY TOOK THEIR PIECE, THE PRICE OF FAME ♪

♪ WHICH NO ONE CAN REPAY

♪ OH, BUT THEY DIDN'’T BUY ME WHEN THEY BOUGHT MY NAME ♪

♪ AND THAT IS WHY I PRAY

♪ THAT WHEN YOU SEE SOMEONE'’S HURT OR IN NEED OF A HAND ♪

♪ YOU DON'’T FORGET ME ♪

♪ OR HEAR A MELODY CRYING FROM SOME BABY GRAND ♪

♪ YOU DON'’T FORGET ME ♪

♪ WHEN YOU SING HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SOMEONE YOU LOVE ♪

♪ OR SEE DIAMONDS YOU WISH WERE ALL FREE ♪

♪ PLEASE SAY THAT YOU WON'’T, I PRAY THAT YOU DON'’T FORGET ME ♪

♪ THERE ARE SOME IN THIS WORLD WHO HAVE STRENGTH OF THEIR OWN ♪

♪ NEVER BROKEN OR IN NEED OF REPAIR ♪

♪ BUT THERE ARE SOME BORN TO SHINE WHO CAN'’T DO IT ALONE ♪

♪ SO PROTECT THEM AND TAKE SPECIAL CARE ♪

♪ TAKE CARE

♪ FADE IN ON A STAR WITH IT ALL IN HER SIGHTS ♪

♪ OF A LOVE AND THE LIGHTS THAT SURROUND HER ♪

♪ SOMEDAY SHE'’LL THINK TWICE OF THE DUES AND THE PRICE ♪

♪ SHE'’LL HAVE TO PAY, BUT NOT TODAY ♪

♪ SHE'’LL DO ALL SHE CAN FOR THE LOVE OF ONE MAN ♪

♪ AND FOR MILLIONS WHO LOOK FROM AFAR ♪

♪ I'’M WHAT YOU'VE BEEN NEEDING ♪

♪ IT'’S ALL HERE AND MY HEART'’S BLEEDING ♪

♪ LET ME BE YOUR

♪ STAR!

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU.

WE'’RE IN NEW YORK CITY.

THERE ARE A MILLION THINGS YOU COULD HAVE DONE WITH YOUR NIGHT,

AND YOU ARE HERE, AND I'’M SO GRATEFUL.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

THANK YOU TO "LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER."

THANK YOU TO PBS.

THIS HAS BEEN A MAGICAL, MAGICAL DAY.

SO THANK YOU FOR MAKING THIS DREAM A REALITY.

WE HAVE ONE MORE SONG FOR YOU,

AND WE CLOSE EVERY CONCERT WITH THE SAME SONG.

WE STARTED SINGING THIS WHEN I WAS PREGNANT WITH OUR OLDEST CHILD.

BRIAN AND I HAVE A 4-YEAR-OLD LITTLE GIRL

AND A 1-YEAR-OLD LITTLE BOY.

AND OUR DOCTOR TOLD US THAT OUR DAUGHTER COULD HEAR EVERYTHING THAT WAS HAPPENING,

AND WE DID TONS OF CONCERTS WHILE I WAS PREGNANT.

AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS SO COOL THAT SHE WAS A PART OF THE SHOW.

SHE COULD HEAR EVERYTHING.

SO WE WANTED TO INCLUDE HER SOMEHOW.

AND SO WE DEDICATED THE LAST SONG FOR HER EVERY NIGHT.

IT WAS THE SAME SONG IN EVERY--EVERY CITY.

WE VIDEOTAPED IT EVERYWHERE WE WENT SO SHE COULD SEE ALL THE AMAZING PLACES SHE WENT.

SHE COULD SEE ALL THE BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE SHE WAS SURROUNDED BY.

AND WE KEPT THIS TRADITION UP FOR OUR SON,

AND WE CAN'’T STOP DOING IT.

WE WON'’T STOP DOING IT BECAUSE WE LOVE THIS SONG,

AND IT REMINDS US WHY WE'’RE DOING THIS IN THE FIRST PLACE.

SO WE'’RE GONNA LEAVE YOU WITH ONE OF OUR FAVORITE FAMILY SONGS.

[PLAYING SOFTLY]

♪ WHY ARE THERE SO MANY SONGS ABOUT RAINBOWS ♪

♪ AND WHAT'’S ON THE OTHER SIDE? ♪

♪ RAINBOWS ARE VISIONS AND ONLY ILLUSIONS ♪

♪ AND RAINBOWS HAVE NOTHING TO HIDE ♪

♪ SO WE'’VE BEEN TOLD AND SOME CHOOSE TO BELIEVE IT ♪

♪ I KNOW THEY'’RE WRONG, WAIT AND SEE ♪

♪ SOMEDAY WE'’LL FIND IT, THE RAINBOW CONNECTION ♪

♪ THE LOVERS, THE DREAMERS, AND ME ♪

♪ WHO SAID THAT EVERY WISH SHOULD BE HEARD AND ANSWERED ♪

♪ WHEN WISHED ON THE MORNING STAR? ♪

♪ SOMEBODY THOUGHT OF THAT AND SOMEONE BELIEVED IT ♪

♪ LOOK WHAT IT'’S DONE SO FAR ♪

♪ WHAT'’S SO AMAZING THAT KEEPS US STARGAZING ♪

♪ AND WHAT DO WE THINK WE MIGHT SEE? ♪

♪ SOMEDAY WE'’LL FIND IT, THE RAINBOW CONNECTION ♪

♪ THE LOVERS, THE DREAMERS, AND ME ♪

♪ ALL OF US UNDER ITS SPELL

♪ WE KNOW THAT IT'’S PROBABLY MAGIC ♪

♪ HAVE YOU BEEN HALF-ASLEEP AND HAVE YOU HEARD VOICES? ♪

♪ I'’VE HEARD THEM CALLING MY NAME ♪

♪ IS IT THE SWEET SOUND THAT CALL THE YOUNG SAILORS ♪

♪ THE VOICE MIGHT BE ONE AND THE SAME ♪

♪ I'’VE HEARD IT TOO MANY TIMES TO IGNORE IT ♪

♪ IT'’S SOMETHING THAT I'’M SUPPOSED TO BE ♪

♪ SOMEDAY WE'’LL FIND IT, THE RAINBOW CONNECTION ♪

♪ THE LOVERS, THE DREAMERS, AND ME ♪

♪ THE LOVERS, THE DREAMERS, AND ME ♪

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

[BAND PLAYING JAZZY TUNE]

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[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE CONTINUES]

MAN: WHOO!

[MUSIC ENDS]

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