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Favorite Broadway duets







Dear Listers,

Thank you for the wonderful responses to my question concerning great
Broadway duets. I've compiled the responses for any who might be
interested.


Vicki Taylor
Orangewood Christian School
Maitland, FL
vtaylor(a)orangewood.org

Favorite Broadway Duets

For male/female duet:

Irving Berlin
"I Wonder Why / You're Just in Love" from
"Anything You Can Do" from

Stephen Sondheim
"You Must Meet My Wife" from

Richard Rodgers
"If I Loved You" from
"People Will Say We're in Love" from

Leonard Bernstein
"Tonight" from

Meredith Willson
"Till There Was You" from

For two women:

Leonard Bernstein
"A Boy Like That" from (original Broadway version, not as
done in the movie)

For two men:

Stephen Sondheim
"Poems" from
"Impossible" from


Cy Coleman
"You're Nothing Without Me" from

One really good one (although I'm sorry I don't know which show it's
from") is "I Remember It Well," which my wife and I sang in our college
senior voice recital in 1979.

Allen Borton

"If I Loved You" CAROUSEL

"I Could Swear I was Falling in Love" BRIGADOON

"People will Say We're in Love" OKLAHOMA

Newer: "All I ask of You" PHANTOM of the OPERA

But,,,,if you really want a KILLER duet, listen to the score of Elton John's
AIDA for the two versions of "Elaborate Lives." (One is in Act I and the
other at the end of Act II.) I believe the score is available. I plan to do
this for an upcoming concert.

"I Hear Singing and There's No One There ..." (sorry, I don't know the real
name!) -- from Call Me Madam
"Don't Throw Bouquets at Me" (People will say we're in love) from Oklahoma
"Anything You Can Do" (Annie Get Your Gun)
"I'll Know," "Sue Me," and "Marry the Man Today" from Guys & Dolls.

I am a fan of Lily's Eyes from the Secret Garden. Duet for two men, either
tenors or Baritones.There's also a cute duet called "Sisters"

What about "Bosom Buddies" from Mame and "Anything You Can Do" from Annie
Get Your Gun ?

"People Will Say We're in Love"

There is a volume of duets in The Singer's Anthology of Musical Theater
series published by Hal Leonard. It has duets for various pairings--a
terrific resource.

Don't leave out the men's duets. There is one in "A Little Night Music" and
one between the 2 Princes in "Into the Woods" ("Agony"). Plus, "Only Make
Believe" from "Showboat", one of my favorites. And "Do You Love Me?" from
"Fiddler", and the John/Abigail duets from "1776".

A.L. Weber's 'Pie Jesu'

A little drop of rain from Les meserables *****Great One
Any duet from Phanton of the Opera Ex. All I ask of you
There is a great one from Miss Sigon (?) But I forget the name
How Could I ever know- from Secret Garden *****Great ONE (Lilly and
Archebald Craven
"Sisters" from White Christmas
Kindred Spirits from Anne of Green Gables
There is a great one in H.M.S. Pinefore (Gilbert $ Sullivan)-many actually
If anything happened to you ( a mother/daughter duet I heard once but don't
know what its from,,,,,, maybe folk)Very emotional song!!!
The Time Warp.........Rocky Horror Picture Show (actually kind of a group
number
I am 16 going on 17 from the sound of music
Somewhere Out there....... an American tale

Annie Get Your Gun: "Yes I Can"

Into the Woods: The two princes sing "Agony"

West Side Story: There's a Place for Us

Sweeney Todd: The meat pie song , don't know the title but it includes
"Have a Little Priest"
"Pretty Women"

"Bosom Buddies" from MAME. Original on Broadway was sung by Angela Lansbury
and Bea Arthur. Some of the references will be obscure to today's young
people (Alice Toklas? Gertrude Stein?), but it's great fun.

Anything You Can Do I Can Do Better - Annie Get Your Gun
All or Nothin' - Oklahoma
People Will Say We're in Love - Oklahoma
Till There Was You - Music Man
Goodnight My Someone - Music Man


"I hear singing but there's no one there" Irving Berlin
"Who Will Love me as I am" from "Sideshow"
"Small Talk" from "Pajama Game"

A Little Priest: Sweeny Todd
I'll Never Be Jealous Again: Pajama game
Do you Love me? Fiddler.


"How Could You Believe Me I Said I Loved You When You Know I've Been A
Liar All My Life" from Royal Wedding

"Sue Me" from Guys and Dolls

"I Shall Scream" from Oliver!

"When the Children Are Asleep" from Carousel

"Bosom Buddies" from Mame

"I Can See It" from Fantastiks

"A Man and a Woman" from 110 in the Shade

"Old Fashioned Wedding" from Annie Get Your Gun

"Love Song" from Pippin

"Harrigan" from ????

"All for the Best" from Godspell

"We Make a Beautiful Pair" from Shenandoah

You might also look at the duet book in the Musical Theatre Anthology.

On of my absolute favorites is "Lilly's Eyes" from the Secret Garden. If you
have two guys that can pull it off, their won't be a dry seat in the house.

Another cool duet is the duet between Valjean and Fantine, also the duet
between Valjean and the Inspector (bugger I can't remember his name!) in Les
Mis.




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