Monday, November 25, 2013

Dark Monday • It's Not Where You Start

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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".

"It's Not Where You Start" can be found on 'Close As Pages in a Book', and amazing 1993 release. The album showcased the songs written by the great Dorothy Fields, and it is a wonderful part of my music collection. You can purchase it on iTunes and Amazon.

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