Left: Tommy Tune and Ken Howard in 'Seesaw'. Right: Barbara Cook.
"It's Not Where You Start" written by Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields for the musical 'Seasaw', the 1973 musical with a troubled pre-Broadway run, but went on to have a very successful New York run. The show earned a Tony Award for Tommy Tune for Best Performance by a Featured Actor in a Musical, and for Michael Bennett for Best Choreography. The show featured many excellent songs, but it is hard to not call "It's Not Where You Start" the standout, especially with a standout delivery by Tommy Tune in the original production. So I was delighted when I first found this great performance by the amazing Barbara Cook, and couldn't wait to share it with you! Here is Barbara Cook singing "It's Not Where You Start".