CUE & A REVISITED: "Favorite Showtunes of All Time"; Over 70 Actors Respond
22 Nov 2013
From the title song of Ragtime to Floyd Collins' "Riddle Song," to "Rose's Turn," "Sunday" and "The Next Ten Minutes" from The Last Five Years, these are some of New York City actors' favorite showtunes of all time.
Marin Hinkle Well, as kid I fantasized about being part of The Sound of Music. I wanted to have my own special imaginary singing family - swinging in trees in costumes made out of curtains, doing puppet shows with goats and singing lullabies every evening at big dinner parties. I wanted Christopher Plummer to sing "Edelweiss" to me... (although I find it so interesting that he apparently hated doing this. What does that say about good acting?)
Petula Clark "Somewhere" from West Side Story. Nothing can top that, frankly.
Conrad Kemp "Don't Cry For Me Argentina." Or "I Loves You, Porgy." Or "My Man’s Gone Now." Or anything else from Porgy and Bess...
Krystal Joy Brown "And the World Goes 'Round" That song just pretty much sums it up for me… "Sometimes you're happy, sometimes you're sad, but the world goes 'round." Yeah that pretty much says it all.
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