Waiting For the Girls Upstairs – Follies (with Hugh Summers)

Waiting For the Girls Upstairs is a song packed with plot. Kyle invites on Hugh Summers, a theatre producer in England, to explore both the upstairs and downstairs of this song.

Waiting For the Girls Upstairs is a song packed with plot. Kyle invites on Hugh Summers, a theatre producer in England, to explore both the upstairs and downstairs of this song.

Hugh's Twitter: https://twitter.com/HughSummers

Kyle mentioned three performances at the beginning of the episode.
Adrian Lester singing Being Alive: https://youtu.be/Nb03Ujxld_8
Audra MacDonald singing There Won't Be Trumpets: https://youtu.be/urIoekUIUBg
Vanessa Williams singing Children Will Listen: https://youtu.be/Z8lSDBM9R2E

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.
The original Broadway cast starring Alexis Smith, John McMartin, Dorothy Collins, Gene Nelson, and Yvonne De Carlo (1971)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2xj4Pi7
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/33zmfDm
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2WwbksB

The original West End cast starring Diana Rigg, Daniel Massey, Julia McKenzie, David Healy, and Dolores Gray (1987)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: Not available unfortunately.
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Un7RKl
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2wqrTvs

The London revival starring Peter Forbes, Imelda Staunton, Janie Dee, Philip Quast, and Tracie Bennett (2017)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Qz2Pt2
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2Unetbu
Or buy it on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2UplKrd

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