The song Lovely appears twice in the show. The first is between two lovers, and the second is between two liars. Gus Gowland, UK-based musical theatre composer, joins the show to discuss which works better. Gus and Kyle try their best to be winsome while also making reference to the 1980s sitcom Perfect Strangers.
Gus Gowland's website: https://www.gusgowland.com
His Twitter: https://twitter.com/GusGowland
His Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gustopherjones/
Theme to Perfect Strangers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8vbnLYROCj8
Lovely featuring Ruthie Henshall and Carol Burnett: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqln-DOiGIc
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 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
The original Broadway cast starring Zero Mostel (1962)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2YY5IWG
Or get it via digital download on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2I374dQ
Or listen to it on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2D02Qzx
The movie version starring Zero Mostel (1966)
You can listen to it on Apple Music: https://apple.co/2Idz8uh
Or get it via digital download on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2D1K7DE
The Broadway revival starring Nathan Lane (1996)
You're only able to purchase the physical copy on Amazon: https://amzn.to/2KfnJwJ
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What is Putting It Together?
This is a podcast about Stephen Sondheim's entire body of work show by show and song by song. Each week Kyle Marshall invites an expert to discuss a Sondheim song in-depth. Together they discover the humour, how the songs inform character, and any hidden meanings. Most importantly they try to understand the man behind the music, the Shakespeare of our time, as best they can.