Quantity & Destination

The Songs

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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.
  • Free (…Forum)

    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.