Scene to Song

Scene to Song Episode 78: The Musical’s Drive Toward Comedy

May 10, 2022

In this episode, lyricist and bookwriter Sam Carner discusses the musical's drive toward comedy. We also talk about the song "That Something Extra Special" from Yip Harburg, Jule Styne, and Nunnally Johnson's 1968 musical Darling of the Day.

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Music played in this episode:
"Move On" from Sunday in the Park with George
"Epiphany" from Sweeney Todd (2005 Cast Recording)
"Finale" from Brigadoon 1991 London Studio Cast Recording
"Soliloquy" from Carousel
"That Something Extra Special" from Darling of the Day

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