On February 13th, in honor of Valentines Day, we will be holding our 2nd Twitter Party at 8PM EST at hashtag #BroadwayChat! Not only will we be announcing the winner of our “Wish Your Way To Broadway” Campaign, we will be talking about Broadway Love Stories!
This got me to thinking about my favorite Broadway Duets and I thought I would share them with you! Some are romantic, some are between friends, and some are just plain fun but no matter what, they are all between people who care about one another and that is what Valentine’s Day is about for me!
5. “How the Other Half Lives” from Thoroughly Modern Millie is the perfect duet between Millie and Dorothy, two very different ladies who daydream about the grass being greener on the other side. What they don’t realize is that they both actually want the life of the other! I think this is such a pretty and fun song.
4. “The Doctor is In” from You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown is my next pick. Even though Lucy berates Charlie Brown and offers some negative advice, you know she does it because she really loves him!
3. “Chip On My Shoulder” from Legally Blonde: The Musical is sung between Elle, Harvard Law Student, and Emmett her teaching assistant. It’s always my go to song when I need a little confidence boost. I love Emmett’s advice to Elle to literally get a chip on her shoulder to do better in school, and I think it is so wonderful that he takes the time to help her along!
2. “An Old Fashioned Wedding” from Annie, Get Your Gun. I just love the tune and fun lyrics of this song. The couple doesn’t listen to one another while they sing and clearly have very different ideas about what kind of wedding they want! I saw Andrea McCardle (the original Annie from Annie on Broadway) perform the role of Annie Oakley back when I was 13! I encountered the actress when she visited Camp Broadway while playing Belle in Beauty and the Beast. It was great to then see her perform in Massachusetts during a regional production of Annie, Get Your Gun!
1. “Friendship” from Anything Goes might be one of my favorite live Broadway moments. When I went last summer with Camp Broadway I was just blown away by Sutton Foster and Joel Grey, two Broadway greats, as Reno Sweeney and Moonface Martin having so much fun on that stage. It really made me want to get up and sing a duet!
Now you have some homework! For our Twitter Party we will be discussing those Broadway Love Stories so think of your favorites to share with us!
See you at the theatre (and next week at the Twitter party too!)