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Barry Manilow presents a series looking at the art of songwriting.

This week Barry Manilow looks at four shows, all of them written by the best in the business, but all now sadly forgotten. Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim wrote 'Do I Hear A Waltz'; Cole Porter wrote 'Leave It To Me' ; Arthur Schwartz and Dorothy Fields wrote 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' and Michael Leonard and Herbert Martin wrote 'The Yearling'. '
The Yearling' played for just three performances, but produced the standard 'Why Did I Choose You'. Between them songwriters Dorothy Fields and Arthur Schwartz were responsible for 'That's Entertainment',' The Way You Look Tonight', 'A Fine Romance' and 'You and the Night and the Music' and yet, 'A Tree Grows in Brooklyn' failed to ignite the public's imagination. In spite of some wonderful songs. Cole Porter's 'Leave It To Me' contained an all time classic, 'My Heart Belongs To Daddy' but the show it came from is hardly remembered; and Stephen Sondheim and Richard Rodgers 'Do I Hear A Waltz', was nominated for three Tony Awards, and not only contains an outstanding title number, but also one of the most witty and relevant songs about the travel industry ever written, 'What Do We Do ? We Fly!' Anyone who's ever stepped inside an airport will identify with this one !

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57 minutes

Music Played

  • Original Broadway Cast

    Gypsy Overture

  • Origional Cast

    Do I Hear A Waltz- Overture

  • Company Broadway Cast

    What Do We Do? We Fly!

  • Sergio Franchi & Elizabeth Allen

    Take The Moment

  • Elizabeth Allen

    Do I Hear A Waltz

  • Sergio Franchi & Elizabeth Allen

    Thank You So Much

  • Shirley Horn

    Get Out Of Town

  • Mary Martin

    My Heart Belongs To Daddy

  • Orquesta Broadway

    A Tree Grows In Brooklyn -Overture

  • Barbra Streisand

    Make The Man Love Me

  • Barbara Cook

    I'll Buy You A Star

  • The Company

    Finale Medley

  • Barbra Streisand

    I'm All Smiles

  • Barbra Streisand

    Why Did I Choose You

  • Danny Kaye

    Two By Two

  • Members of the Cast

    You Better Love Me While You May/Overture High Spirits