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A Parade in Town (Anyone Can Whistle, 1964)
A corrupt mayor feels her grip on the citizenry slipping.
Multitudes of Amys (cut from Company, 1970)
The original finale from an earlier draft of Company.
Another Hundred People (Company)
A newcomer comments on social life in New York.
Someone is Waiting (Company)
A bachelor longs for someone like the women his friends are married to.
Being Alive (Company)
A bachelor comes to a decision about what he wants in life.
Lovely (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, 1962)
A Roman courtesan sings of her only talent. Featuring Jenny Johnston
Send in the Clowns (A Little Night Music, 1973)
A middle-aged actress’s encounter with an old lover hasn’t gone as planned.
So Many People (Saturday Night, 1954)
Brooklyn girl meets boy in the last days of the Roaring Twenties.
The Glamorous Life (A Little Night Music, 1977 film version)
A 13-year old’s complicated relationship with her mother, a touring actress.
In Buddy’s Eyes (Follies, 1971)
A former chorus girl describes her current life for her more successful old flame.
A Roman slave ponders his manumission.
Wait (Sweeney Todd, 1979)
In Victorian London, a woman counsels a murderously aggrieved barber to delay his vengeance.
Take Me to the World (Evening Primrose , 1966)
A woman begs to leave the department store where she has lived day and night. Featuring Jackie Richardson.