Sunday, January 6, 2013

Sunday Morning on Broadway

Godspell Gauys And Dolls
Posters for 'Godspell' and for 'Guys And Dolls'.

This Sunday, we look to Broadway for what you might enjoy hearing at your house of worship. And I will start with some lovely music from Stephen Schwartz.I will start with "Beautiful City/Bless The Lord" from 'Godspell'. The show debuted off-Broadway in 1971, and was met with great support. The show began as a masters thesis project for John-Michael Tebelak, grew into something much larger, and by 1976 have moved to Broadway, and just about everywhere on earth. This is the cast of the 2011 revival appearing on 'The Rosie Show' starring Rosie O'Donnell.

Our next show has music and lyrics by Frank Loesser and a charming book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows. It debuted on Broadway in 1950, and a movie adaptation was released in 1955. It has be played all around the world in the 62 years since it hit the stage. The show is 'Guys and Dolls', and the song is "Sit Down You're Rockin' The Boat". This clip is from the movie version, and in the beginning you can catch a young Frank Sinatra.

Have a great Sunday!

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