PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Cinderella's Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Rebecca Luker Pick Rodgers & Hammerstein Favorites

By Michael Gioia
25 Sep 2013

Rebecca Luker: "The Gentleman is a Dope" (Allegro). I think this is a rare song for Rodgers & Hammerstein. It's bluesy and jazzy. I'm drawn to this colorful character — this down-on-her-luck gal, who's in love with a man who's not available. She loves him, and she hates him. My favorite lyric from the song: "The gentleman isn't bright. He doesn't know the score. A cake will come, he'll take a crumb and never ask for more." Fantastic!