You're Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through – Follies (with Matthew Sampson)
This is the only time the younger versions of the four main characters get to sing a song. Is the jaunty melody actually a sign that their relationships started positively but became corrupted? Or are they trading fake niceties to hide the negativity brewing in their lives?
A Fine Romance, music by Jerome Kern and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, performed by Ella Fitzgerald: https://youtu.be/VMUFn9D6xR8
Let's Take a Walk Around the Block, music by Harold Arlen and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and E. Y. Harburg, performed by Doris Day: https://youtu.be/0hJtQPD6un8
Nice Work If You Can Get It, music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin, performed by Peggy Lee and Frank Sinatra: https://youtu.be/G_-ctuv3qYA
Matthew mentioned the 1985 concert version of Follies. You can begin listening to that here: https://youtu.be/YsnpoC0V520
And here is You're Going to Love Tomorrow as it was performed at Sondheim's Birthday Concert: https://youtu.be/9DwDlNrw9Z0
You can purchase Stephen Sondheim's first book of lyrics, Finishing the Hat, by going here: https://amzn.to/2LB9ZJo
We are using three productions to frame our discussion of Follies.
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