Friday Playlist: Rob McClure's Ultimate Broadway (Transformation) Playlist
June 24th, 2016
by Rob McClure
Something Rotten! star Rob McClure makes his New York City solo concert debut July 1 and 2 with Smile at Feinstein's/54 Below. The Tony nominee is joined by Chaplin co-star Jen Colella and Avenue Q co-star Rick Lyon.
In anticipation of the concert event, BroadwayBox asked McClure to share with us 15 of his all-time favorite showtunes. Take a look.
Here is my "playlist". It's an eclectic selection but I slowly realized the theme. It was "Transformation". Great moments when either a character or a show goes thru a profound moment of surprising change. Some of these are literal moments of transformation and others are moments when I thought a song transformed the genre. Interpret at your own risk. =D
15. Transformation—Jekyll & Hyde-Anthony Warlow
14. On Parole/TheBishop/Valjeans Soliloquy—10th Anniversary Recording of Les Mis)
I know, I know, that's technically 2 tracks, but you GOTTA LISTEN STRAIGHT THRU!
13. Cry For Me—Jersey Boys—OBC
12. Don Quixote—Man of La Mancha—Linda Eder
11. This Is Not Over Yet—Parade—OBC
10. Moments In The Woods—Into The Woods—Joanna Gleason
9. Brotherhood Of Man—How to Succeed in Business—1995 Revival
8. Epiphany—Sweeney Todd—George Hearn
7. Dear Theodosia—Hamilton—OBC
6. I Miss the Music—First You Dream—Matt Scott
5. Move On—Sunday In The Park—Sondheim's 80th Birthday Celebration Version
4. Soliloquy—Carousel—John Raitt
3. Beauty School Drop Out—Grease-Billy Porter
2. Without A Song—Great Day-Anthony Warlow
(LISTEN TO HIS PHRASING! Are you kidding me?!? Toward the end, the man just doesn't breathe!)
1. I'm Here.—The Color Purple—Cynthia Erivo
Don't miss Rob McClure in Smile at Feinstein's/54 Below on July 1 & July 2.