Miracle Song – Anyone Can Whistle (with Christine Chen)

Miracle Song can be looked at as a satirical takedown of religion. There are certainly gospel elements to the music and blatant Christian imagery. Chrstine Chen returns to talk to Kyle about this and whether this should have been the opening number.

Miracle Song can be looked at as a satirical takedown of religion. There are certainly gospel elements to the music and blatant Christian imagery. Chrstine Chen returns to talk to Kyle about this and whether this should have been the opening number.

Watch the full PBS interview with Stephen Sondheim: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SUzNjEd1Oj8&t=2s

Billy Porter singing Everything's Coming Up Roses: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCbJwsl-vts

You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo

We are using two productions to frame our discussion of Anyone Can Whistle.
The original Broadway cast starring Angela Lansbury and Lee Remick (1962)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2YVV6Yb
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2xOCL3i
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2GgGivI

The concert version starring Madeline Kahn and Bernadette Peters (1995)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2JCs9v4
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2xS3Q5I
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2SijmkI

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