re: P.S. Why is there an Andrews Sisters parody in 'Company'?
Last Edit: PlayWiz 03:48 pm EDT 06/10/24
Posted by: PlayWiz 03:45 pm EDT 06/10/24
In reply to: re: P.S. Why is there an Andrews Sisters parody in 'Company'? - JereNYC 03:26 pm EDT 06/10/24

Hugh Martin wrote the arrangement, which Richard Rodgers loved, of "Sing for Your Supper" in the style of the Boswell Sisters, a popular singing group of the day, for the original "Boys From Syracuse". It stopped the show, and did so again when Encores revived it some years ago. It's not unusual for certain kinds of pastiche numbers to wind up in shows. Even though "Company" probably sounded like the most up to date, contemporary kind of musical back in 1970, what's wrong with some variety on the menu? Cy Coleman in some of his shows and Adler and Ross in their shows put in all kinds of of numbers, like soft-shoe, country, Latin, etc. to make the evening fun with different styles which still worked for the show. Certainly Sondheim was aware of what had been done in other major Broadway shows.
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