Friday, April 30, 2021

Broadway Games: Sondheim Lyrics

Broadway Games:
Sondheim Lyrics

Do you fancy yourself a real Sondheim fan? This week, put your devotion (and knowledge) to the test! Can you name the Sondheim song and show from the lyrics below?

1. "And are you beautiful and pale
With yellow hair
Like her?
I'd want you beautiful and pale
The way I've dreamed you were...
And if you're beautiful, what then
With yellow hair
Like wheat?
I think we shall not meet again
My little dove
My sweet..."

Song Title:                                        Sondheim Show:

2. "Feel how it quivers
On the brink
Gives you the shivers
Makes you think
There's so much stuff to sing
And you and me
We'll be singing it like the birds
Me with music and you the words
Tell 'em things they don't know
Up to us, pal, to show 'em"

Song Title:                                        Sondheim Show:

"I was younger then...
I saw everything...
I was hidden all the time...
It was easier to climb...
I was younger then...
I saw everything...
Where they came and where they went
I was part of the event!"

Song Title:                                        Sondheim Show:

4. "There are mouths to be kissed
Before mouths to be fed
And there's many a tryst
And there's many a bed
To be sampled and seen
In the meanwhile
And a girl has to celebrate what passes by..."

Song Title:                                        Sondheim Show:

5. "I thought I knew what love was
I wish we could have met so much sooner
I thought I knew what love was
I thought I knew how much I could feel
I thought I knew what love was
But now I do
It's what I feel with you"

Song Title:                                        Sondheim Show:


Answers to Last Week's Broadway Games:
3 Out of 4

1.    A. Sunday in the Park with George
      B. Next to Normal
      C. A Chorus Line
      D. Carousel

All of the above are Pulitzer Prize-winning musicals except Carousel.

2.    A. Georg Nowack
      B. Wendla Bergmann
      C. Melchior Gabor
      D. Moritz Stiefel

All of the above are characters in Spring Awakening except Georg Nowack, who is a character in She Loves Me.

3.    A. Kevin Adams
      B. Natasha Katz
      C. Catherine Zuber
      D. Tharon Musser

All of the above are Tony-winning lighting designers except Catherine Zuber. She's a Tony-winning costume designer.

4.    A. The Kit Kat Klub Emcee
      B. Harold Zidler
      C. Luther Billis
      D. Buddy Plummer

All of the above are Broadway roles for Danny Burstein, except The Kit Kat Klub Emcee. Danny was in Cabaret, but as Herr Schultz.

5.    A. Grand Hotel
      B. Hamilton
      C. Come From Away
      D. The Band's Visit

All of the above are one act musicals except Hamilton.

6.    A. Anna Leonowens
      B. Dolly Levi
      C. Sally Durant-Plummer
      D. Edwin Drood

All of the above are roles that Donna Murphy has played on Broadway except Follies' Sally Durant-Plummer.

Also possible: All of the above except Anna Leonowens are fictional characters. Anna was a real person/

7.    A. Tyne Daly
      B. Bernadette Peters
      C. Patti LuPone
      D. Laura Benanti

All of the above played Rose in Gypsy except Laura Benanti. She played Louise.

8.    A. "A Parade in Town"
      B. "Ribbons Down My Back"
      C. "Elegance"
      D. "Put On Your Sunday Clothes"

All of the above are songs in Hello, Dolly! except "A Parade in Town," which is from Anyone Can Whistle.

9.    A. Bess in Porgy and Bess
      B. Marie Christine in Marie Christine
      C. Carrie Pipperidge in Carousel
      D. Sarah in Ragtime

All of the above are Tony-winning roles played by Audra McDonald except Marie Christine. She was only nominated for that one.

10.    A. Come From Away
       B. Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812
       C. Dear Evan Hansen
       D. Groundhog Day

All of the above were nominated for the 2017 Tony for Best Musical. They all lost except Dear Evan Hansen.

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