re: The Musical vs. The Original Play
Posted by: AlanScott 04:57 pm EST 02/09/24
In reply to: re: The Musical vs. The Original Play - Chromolume 07:59 am EST 02/09/24

I guess a footnote would make sense for the film version of "The Glamorous Life," but I think it's basically a new song using the verse of the old and then adapting one of the original song's melodies to make a mostly new melody.

One song that hasn't yet been mentioned and that worked brilliantly is "Lovely." It was written for Pseudolus and Hysterium in Act Two. It wasn't till D.C. that it was put in Act One for Hero and Philia, replacing "Your Eyes Are Blue." Someone — I think we don't know who — had a brilliant idea.

Of course, "Lovely" is perhaps a footnote as it wasn't taken away from Pseudolus and Hysterium. It's not that dissimilar from Fred reprising "So in Love" in Act Two of Kiss Me, Kate, except this one went in reverse.

Of course, it's quite possible that "So in Love" was written for Fred in Act Two and then given to Lili in Act One, as with "Lovely."
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