THE SCREENING ROOM: Broadway's Having a Heatwave with Songs for Summer (Video)

By Playbill Staff
July 17, 2012

New Yorkers and our East Coast neighbors are trying to keep cool during the multiple heatwaves this summer.



Playbill.com has collected some classic "hot" songs from Broadway for our readers to check out while they cozy up to the air conditioner this week. 

Patti LuPone sings Irving Berlin's "Heatwave" from As Thousands Cheer from her PBS special.

Godspell's Morgan James sings "Blame It On the Summer Night" from Rags in a Joe's Pub concert.

A selection from the Broadway revival cast album of 110 in the Shade... "Another Hot Day."

"It's Hot Up Here" from Sunday in the Park With George cleverly synchronized with the original Seurat painting.

Barbra Streisand sings "Lazy Afternoon" from The Golden Apple.

"Summer Lovin'" from the recent revival of Grease with Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Max Crumm.

Carousel's "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" from the movie of the Rodgers & Hammerstein hit.

Barbra Streisand's take on The Fantasticks' "Soon It's Gonna Rain."

The New York City Opera production of A Little Night Music, based on Ingmar Bergman's "Smiles of a Summer Night." Here's "A Weekend in the Country."

Street Scene's "The Ice Cream Sextet."

Tony winner Audra McDonald performs "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess.

Ann Miller taps her way through "Too Darn Hot" in the film of Kiss Me, Kate.

Tony Award nominee Olga Merediz performs "Paciencia y Fe" from the Tony-winning musical In the Heights.

Brian D'Arcy James and Susan Egan sing Rodgers & Hart's ode to escaping the sweltering city, "Mountain Greenery."

Davis Gaines sings "Song on the Sand" from La Cage aux Folles.

Cast members from the Broadway production of Spring Awakening sing "Song of Purple Summer" at Joe's Pub.