PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Once Upon a Time in New York City Songwriters Pick Songs that Define "City Livin'"

By Michael Gioia
19 Nov 2013



Jeff Bowen: "Another Hundred People" (Stephen Sondheim). About three months after moving to NYC, I was walking down 6th Avenue listening to my Walkman (!), and this song came on my mixtape (!). I felt like I had somehow physically climbed into a song — not just the lyrics, but Pam Myers' voice, those orchestrations… All of it made perfect and beautiful sense.

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