March Monikers: “The Ballad of Booth”


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March 2012 at Musical Cyberspace is all about songs with people’s names in the title.

Stephen Sondheim’s Assassins has several brilliant ballads that tell the stories of the assassins and would-be assassins of various United States presidents. (A missed opportunity for Glee’s “Ballad” episode?) “The Ballad of Booth” is a great duet by two important figures in the show: John Wilkes Booth, who assassinated Abraham Lincoln, and the Balladeer, who later transforms into Lee Harvey Oswald, the alleged assassin of John F. Kennedy. Original cast members Patrick Cassidy and Victor Garber remain unmatched in their take on this song.

Keen to share your thoughts on “The Ballad of Booth”? Head on to the comment box at the end of this post.

That’s it for March Monikers, folks. It’s been great sharing these “songs with names” with you and I hope you’ve enjoyed watching the videos and discovering, perhaps, a new show or two.

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