Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Tuning In To Live Broadway

Tuning In To Live Broadway

When I flew to Tokyo, the ride on Continental Airlines went by relatively fast thanks to the Boeing 777's excellent on-demand entertainment system. With over 300 movie selections from which to choose, there was not a dull moment to be had.

Unfortunately, the carrier didn’t offer the same level of entertainment (or, regrettably, the same level of service) for my return flight -- there were only a dozen or so flicks. But on the plus side, they did offer their “Live Broadway” station for Great White Way listening (Continental is the “official airline” for Broadway). So I whiled the hours enjoying an eclectic mix from the following playlist:

“As We Stumble Along” – The Drowsy Chaperone
“Hell No!” – The Color Purple
“All I Ask of You” – The Phantom Of The Opera
“Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” – Monty Python’s Spamalot
“Medley” – Jersey Boys
“Don’t Do Sadness/Blue Wind” – Spring Awakening
“Someday” – The Wedding Singer
“There Once Was a Man” – The Pajama Game
“Statues and Stories” – The Light In The Piazza
“For Good” – Wicked
“Mama, I’m a Big Girl Now” – Hairspray
“So Much Better” – Legally Blonde
“Sue Me” – Guys And Dolls
“’Til Him” – The Producers
“Forget About the Boy” – Thoroughly Modern Millie
“Run, Freedom, Run” – Urinetown
“Love, Look Away” – Flower Drum Song
“Javert’s Suicide” – Les Misérables
“The Music and the Mirror” – A Chorus Line
“Way Back to Paradise” – Marie Christine
“What You Own” – Rent
“Around the World” – Grey Gardens
“Show People” – Curtains
“Guido’s Song” – Nine
“Not the Boy Next Door” – The Boy From Oz
“Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” – Mary Poppins
“Pandemonium” – The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
“The More You Ruv Someone” – Avenue Q
“Happy Holiday/Let Yourself Go” – Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
“You’re Never Fully Dressed Without a Smile” – Annie

Seems apropos that the last tune was from the very first Broadway show I ever saw. It certainly made me smile on the long journey home.

This is Steve On Broadway (SOB).

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