30 Musicals in 30 Days: My Favourite Musical

Post a song from your favourite musical.

Gypsy is my favourite musical and I think it is appropriate to post the song the appears close to the top of the show that got me hooked: “Some People”. A great piece collaboration of music and lyrics by Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim, I first saw this performed as a dance piece to the Liza Minnelli recording (the older one, not the manic one from My Favorite Broadway: The Leading Ladies), then saw it in context in the Bette Midler TV movie, then sung by Ethel Merman on LP and next by Angela Lansbury, who remains my favourite Rose to this day. I’ve heard many interpretations of this song over the years. This video plays tribute to just a few of them.

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