Show Tunes with Kate Botello - Episode 32

Dec 4, 2016

This week, we're featuring a few highlights from the new show taking Broadway by storm: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812

Welcome to Episode 32 of Show Tunes with Kate Botello! Coming up: we’ll get into War and Peace with Josh Groban, go to Paris, and try to age gracefully. Or not. We’ll check in with some of the shows of the moment, and, at Intermission, bend your brain a bit with some Broadway trivia.

Click through for this week's playlist!


This week's playlist:

  • THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (1997) - Overture
  • NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 (2016) - Overture/Pierre
  • JERSEY BOYS (2005) - Sherry
  • AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (2015) - (I'll Build a) Stairway to Paradise
  • CAN-CAN (1953) - I Love Paris
  • GIGI (1973) - Paris is Paris Again
  • DEAR WORLD (1969) - Garbage

INTERMISSION: bend your brain with trivia from THE BROADWAY MUSICAL QUIZ BOOK (2010), by Laura Frankos! Find the book here or here.

  • PIPPIN (1972) - No Time At All
  • KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY (1938) - September Song
  • 70 GIRLS, 70 (1971) - The Elephant Song
  • THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL (1997) - Finale

EPILOGUE: NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812 - Letters "In 19th Century Russia we write letters..." Hear letters from Pierre, Natasha, Mary and Anatole (and Anatole stirring up some trouble with his in particular!)

This week's video: Ben Vereen and the cast of PIPPIN at the 1973 Tony Awards (choreography by Bob Fosse):

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