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Friday, May 4, 2012

Show Tune Showdown #15: 1999-2002 Broadway Seasons



In the 14th Show Tune Showdown, Evita won the most showdowns - and the following songs will be moving on to Round 2:

Evita's "Buenos Aires", "Don't Cry for Me, Argentina", "Rainbow High", "I'd Be Surprisingly Good For You", "High Flying Adored", "And the Money Kept Rolling In (And Out)", "Oh What a Circus", "Goodnight and Thank You", "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" and "On This Night of a Thousand Stars"

A Day in Hollywood/A Night in the Ukraine's "Just Go to the Movies"

PLEASE NOTE: The next Show Tune Showdown will be on Thursday, May 17.

Now on to our 15th Show Tune Showdown, which takes us back to three Broadway seasons - 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2001-02 - when the following nine musicals opened:

Aida
March 23, 2000 - September 5, 2004 (1,852 performances)

The Wild Party
April 13, 2000 - June 11, 2000 (68 performances)

The Full Monty
October 26, 2000 - September 1, 2002 (770 performances)

Seussical
November 30, 2000 - May 20, 2001 (198 performances)

A Class Act
March 11, 2001 - June 10, 2001 (105 performances)

The Producers
April 19, 2001 - April 22, 2007 (2,502 performances)

Urinetown
September 20, 2001 - January 18, 2004 (965 performances)

Sweet Smell of Success
March 14, 2002 - June 15, 2002 (109 performances)

Thoroughly Modern Millie
April 18, 2002 - June 20, 2004 (903 performances)

Now here are the competing show tunes - and if you're wondering how to judge each showdown, just ask yourself, "Which song do I enjoy listening to more?"

Thoroughly Modern Millie's "Forget About the Boy" (Sutton Foster and the original Broadway cast perform on the 56th Annual Tony Awards on June 2, 2002)

vs.

The Producers' "I Wanna Be a Producer" (Matthew Broderick performs on the original Broadway cast recording)





Thoroughly Modern Millie's "Gimme Gimme" (Sutton Foster performs on The Rosie O'Donnell Show on April 25, 2002)

vs.

Aida's "My Strongest Suit" (Sherie Rene Scott performs on the original Broadway cast recording)





Thoroughly Modern Millie's "Not for the Life of Me" (Sutton Foster performs on CBS This Morning on September 13, 2002)

vs.

The Wild Party's "Welcome to My Party" (Toni Collette performs on the original Broadway cast recording and on the 54th Annual Tony Awards on June 4, 2000, beginning at 1:26)






The Producers' "Keep It Gay" (Gary Beach and Roger Bart perform on the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

The Full Monty's "You Walk with Me" (Jason Danieley and Romain Frugé perform on the original Broadway cast recording)





Sweet Smell's "I Cannot Hear the City" (Jack Noseworthy performs on the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

The Full Monty's "Breeze Off the River" (Patrick Wilson performs on the original Broadway cast recording)





Sweet Smell's "At the Fountain" (Brian D'Arcy James performs on The Rosie O'Donnell Show on March 19, 2002)

vs.

Seussical's "Alone in the Universe" (Kevin Chamberlin and Anthony Blair Hall perform on the original Broadway cast recording)





Sweet Smell's "Don't Know Where You Leave Off" (Jack Noseworthy and Kelli O'Hara perform on the original Broadway cast recording)

vs.

Aida's "Elaborate Lives" (Adam Pascal and Heather Headley perform during the concert, My Favorite Broadway: The Love Songs, on October 16, 2000)





Urinetown's "Run, Freedom, Run!" (Hunter Foster and the original Broadway cast perform on the 56th Annual Tony Awards on June 2, 2002)

vs.

Seussical's "Oh, The Thinks You Can Think!" (from the original Broadway cast recording)





A Class Act's "Better" (Enrique Barragan performs in a 2008 Canadian production)

vs.

Aida's "A Step Too Far" (Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal and Heather Headley perform on the original Broadway cast recording)



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