PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Todd Graff, Writer and Director of Cult Film "Camp," Picks Influential Show Tunes
02 Oct 2013
"Every Day A Little Death" from A Little Night Music. Okay, I had a dark side as a child. At 11 or 12 years old, I cut school, took the subway by myself from Queens to Manhattan, and saw a Wednesday matinee of the original production of Night Music. I was so outraged that Pippin didn't win the Tony for Best Musical that year, I simply HAD to see who dared to beat it. Oh. My. God. That set. The birch trees. Those performances. And the brutal poetry of this song. Indelible.
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