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Songs from musicals that make you cry

I'm constitutionally incapable of listening to "The 'I Love You' Song" from the OBC album of "The 25th Annual County Spelling Bee" all the way through without crying. The only other song from a musical that ever affected me even close to this way is "Another Suitcase in Another Hall" from "Evita." Do you have songs from musicals that either make you cry or choke you up?

by Anonymousreply 14802/10/2013

That should read "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee"... sorry, I left out a word (I must have been blinded by tears).

by Anonymousreply 102/06/2013

There's always a man behind the sob-songs. One of mine is "Someone Else's Story" from "Chess". (I'll probably post again-sorry)

by Anonymousreply 202/06/2013

I Have Maggots in my Scrotum from The Book of Mormon

by Anonymousreply 302/06/2013

I'm waiting.

by Anonymousreply 402/06/2013

"Circle of Life" from [italic]The Lion King[/italic]

by Anonymousreply 502/06/2013

Sunday from Sunday in the park with George

by Anonymousreply 602/06/2013

I tear up a lot at musicals just because I enjoy them so much (I know: MARY!) so it's hard to single out songs that hit me emotionally. A lot of stuff from "Ragtime", "On My Own" from "Les Miz", "Losing My Mind" from "Follies", etc.

by Anonymousreply 702/06/2013

Ending of Lot's Wife from Caroline, Or Change.

Small World Reprise from Gypsy

by Anonymousreply 802/06/2013

'Something Wonderful' - 'The King And I'

'As Long As He Needs Me' - 'Oliver'

'Being Alive' - 'Company'

by Anonymousreply 902/06/2013

"I'm Not That Girl". From "Wicked". A cheap tear-up, I know.

by Anonymousreply 1002/06/2013

I Miss the Mountains

by Anonymousreply 1102/06/2013

This Nearly Was Mine - South Pacific

by Anonymousreply 1202/06/2013

FABLE... The Light In The Piazza

by Anonymousreply 1302/06/2013

"All I Know". - Martin Guerre

by Anonymousreply 1402/07/2013

Much of "Les Miserables" gets to me (I Dreamed A Dream, On My Own, A Little Fall Of Rain, Empty Chairs At Empty Tables) but when they get to the line in the finale "to love another person is to see the face of God" I'm just a blubbering mess.

by Anonymousreply 1502/07/2013

Rent's Will I?

by Anonymousreply 1602/07/2013

"With one look" by Glenn from Sunset Bvd

by Anonymousreply 1702/07/2013

Luv ya MARY!!!!! R15

by Anonymousreply 1802/07/2013

I already know that I'm going to make more than one post to this thread. I have a ton of songs that make me cry- happy AND sad songs.

First one that popped into my head is "Make Our Garden Grow" from "Candide".

by Anonymousreply 1902/07/2013

'No More' from INTO THE WOODS


'This is What it Is' from THE WILD PARTY

by Anonymousreply 2002/07/2013

Best pies in London from Sweeney Todd

by Anonymousreply 2102/07/2013

The only show tunes I know are Memory from Cats and Send in the Clowns from A Little Night Music and they make me very sad. Especially the versions that hit the top 40 by Barry Manilow and Judy Collins.

by Anonymousreply 2202/07/2013

Not a Musical but "Que Será Será" from The Man Who Knew Too Much. Stupid song, but context is everything. Doris Day's despair in trying to anounce to her kid - who's been abducted somewhere in the mansion where she's performing it - that his Mom's around and looking for him is a classic moment that shows how underestimated she is as a dramatic actress.

by Anonymousreply 2302/07/2013

"Seasons of Love" from "Rent." It was my late partner's favorite show.

by Anonymousreply 2402/07/2013

Move On

Being Alive

by Anonymousreply 2502/07/2013

"Effie, sing my sooooong, 'cause only you can sing it the way it should be..."

gets me nearly every time.

And then the Effie / Deena reconciliation -- "You were my closest friend" "And you were mine..."

by Anonymousreply 2602/07/2013

"What Would I Do" from FALSETTOS. I start crying at the first chord. And yeah, the "I Love You Song" from SPELLING BEE also does it for me.

by Anonymousreply 2702/07/2013

Buckle Down, Winsocki!

by Anonymousreply 2802/07/2013

The Finale of She Loves Me..."Dear friend, it's really true then..." kills me.

by Anonymousreply 2902/07/2013

"The Heather on the Hill" from Brigadoon

by Anonymousreply 3002/07/2013

Another vote for Small World reprise from GYPSY.

Move On and Sunday


Wheels of a Dream RAGTIME

This Nearly Was Mine SOUTH PACIFIC

An Ordinary Couple THE SOUND OF MUSIC... I know, go ahead and laugh bitches!

Something Wonderful THE KING AND I

by Anonymousreply 3102/07/2013

Yes, "This Nearly Was Mine" what a gorgeous emotional trip that song is!

by Anonymousreply 3202/07/2013

I second "Seasons of Love," and I frankly don't like the show all that much. But that song is pretty brilliant.

by Anonymousreply 3302/07/2013

"For Good" Megan Hilty and Eden Espinoza.

by Anonymousreply 3402/07/2013

"Bring Him Home" reduces me to a blubbering mess, but the first song I remember crying over was "Everything's Coming up Roses" from Gypsy.

by Anonymousreply 3502/07/2013

[italic]Kwamina[/italic]'s "Nothing More To Look Forward To" always makes me tear up.

by Anonymousreply 3602/07/2013

R30: Did you really mean "The Heather on the Hill?" There are at least two other songs from BRIGADOON that are much sadder, "There But for You Go I" and "From This Day On."

OP: Both of the songs you name are good songs, but are they really the only two you can think of in all of musical theater that make you cry? There are so many others, and a lot of them are mentioned in this thread.

by Anonymousreply 3702/07/2013

Another vote from "What Would I Do?" from FALSETTOS. But the all-time-bawler from Finn is "I Am There." It's a memorial service favorite.

"Hold My Hand" and "I Won't Mind" by Jeff Blumenkrantz. Neither are from shows, but the latter especially rips my heart out.

"Another Winter From a Summer Towm" from GREY GARDENS.

by Anonymousreply 3802/07/2013

r37, it sounds like it threatens you he only lists two. Not everyone is moved by the same things, you know. Both the songs he/she lists are similar (i.e. very sentimental evocations of what it's like for young people to feel unloved), and the other songs are not like them.

by Anonymousreply 3902/07/2013

R38, that's "Another Winter in a Summer Town," and yes, good choice.

by Anonymousreply 4002/07/2013

'Children and Art' from SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE

by Anonymousreply 4102/07/2013

When Valentin and the families of the disappeared sing "The Day After That" ( [italic]Kiss of the Spider Woman[/italic] ), it's advisable to have some spare tissues handy.

by Anonymousreply 4202/07/2013

Yes, R36! So does the Cocoa Bean Song, (KWAMINA) because the harmonies are so beautiful.

Red Hills of Georgia from PARADE

by Anonymousreply 4302/07/2013

Duh! How could I have done that? Thanks for that, r40

Another one: "I Wonder What Became Of Me" from ST. LOUIS WOMAN.

by Anonymousreply 4402/07/2013

The Streisand medley from "The King and I." The Broadway Album was huge during the first wave of AIDS deaths, and as my best friend from that time got worse and worse, lyrics like

"He will not always say What you would have him say"

when he couldn't really talk anymore and

"He is wonderful He'll always need your love And so he'll get your love"

made the whole experience either a little less horrible or a little more horrible, depending on the moment. I always hoped Barbra would use this music when she made the movie version of The Normal Heart.

by Anonymousreply 4502/07/2013

While everyone else thinks only of Barbra Streisand's (admittedly amazing) Broadway debut in [italic]I Can Get It For You Wholesale[/italic], it's Lillian Roth, in my opinion, who steals that show with her touching renditions of "Too Soon" and "Eat a Little Something".

by Anonymousreply 4602/07/2013

Definitely "Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide, the most glorious song to ever be heard on a Broadway stage.

by Anonymousreply 4702/07/2013

Slight correction, R47... didn't you mean "the most glorious [bold]score[/bold] to ever be heard on a Broadway stage"?

by Anonymousreply 4802/07/2013

I'll third (or fourth, whatever) "This Nearly Was Mine". Gorgeous song.

by Anonymousreply 4902/07/2013

I first heard "This Nearly Was Mine" on a syndicated episode of "The Dick Van Dyke Show." I was blown away by it. No tears but it was haunting.

by Anonymousreply 5002/07/2013

"Effie, Sing My Song" from Dream Girls

"Chaveleh (Little Bird)" from Fiddler on the Roof

"Give me Love" and "Why Can't I Speak?" from Zorba

"No More" from Into the Woods

"Sorry Grateful" from Company

"In My Own Lifetime" from The Rothschilds

"What's the Use of Wondering?" "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "If I Loved You" from Carousel

The first ("Dear Friend") and second ("Finale") act finales of She Loves Me

"Once Upon A Time" from All American

"They Were You" from The Fantasticks

by Anonymousreply 5102/07/2013

The entire Love Lives On CD from the New York City Gay Men's Chorus.

Buy it. You will thank yourself every time you play it.

by Anonymousreply 5202/07/2013

"Unexpected Song" - Song & Dance

My sister asked me to sing this at her wedding. I am overly emotional anyway and was conflicted about this wedding. I knew she thought it was the best thing to do for her newborn, but I couldn't stand the deadbeat she was marrying.

Anyway, I think I got through the first verse and the next time I opened my mouth a HUGE sobbing noise came out and I was totally losing it right in front of the church. Then I saw other people start crying and heads looking down and then my knees buckling and being reduced to a big old sobbing MARY! on the grand piano.

My friend (who wore tap shoes to the wedding because they were the only non tennis shoes she had in her car) helped me get back to my seat. Tap shoes and sobs. Ugh. What a day.

...and the marriage didn't last either.

by Anonymousreply 5302/07/2013

Children and Art from Sunday in the Park with George.

Especially the "isn't she beautiful? There she is, there she is, there she is" - Marie in Act Two is heartbreaking.

by Anonymousreply 5402/07/2013

"The Sound of Music" as performed by Julie Andrews;

"Everything's Coming Up Roses" as performed by Angela Lansbury;

"Something Wonderful" from The King & I.

by Anonymousreply 5502/07/2013

I'll Cover You (reprise) from RENT. I am surprised that no one has mentioned this one yet.

Much of the score from Finn's ELEGIES (especially 14 Dwight Ave and My Dogs). I saw a performance in Chicago and was tearing through much of the last third of the show. I know, MARY!

by Anonymousreply 5602/07/2013

"LOsing MY MInd" from FOLLIES

"Beautiful" from Sunday in the Park with George

Dulcinea's reprise of "Dulcinea" as Don Quixote lies dying and then the entire cast of prisoners/characters singing "The Impossible Dream" as Cervantes is led away to face the Inquisition.

by Anonymousreply 5702/07/2013

Time Heals Everything from Mack and Mabel.

I get all MARYish at Chain of Love from The Grass Harp.

by Anonymousreply 5802/07/2013

"You Walk With Me" and "Breeze on the River" from "The Full Monty."

by Anonymousreply 5902/07/2013

Miss Saigon

"The Movie in My Mind"



by Anonymousreply 6002/07/2013

Chain of Love, yes! Also, in an odd way, the whole Babylove Miracle Show.

by Anonymousreply 6102/07/2013

Madonna's "Promise To Try"

Good god.

by Anonymousreply 6202/07/2013

Robert Miles - Children

by Anonymousreply 6302/07/2013

R60, the entire score of "Miss Saigon" makes me cry, because it's total dreck and still the show was a hit.

by Anonymousreply 6402/07/2013

"Tiffani Thiessen's Fat Face Can Feed a Nation" from Bayside High: The Musical always makes me cry.

by Anonymousreply 6502/07/2013

[quote]Madonna's "Promise To Try"

Yes, that's one of my favorite songs ever from a musical.

by Anonymousreply 6602/07/2013

I know a lot of people hate him but Frank Wildhorn is kind of a tearjerker king.

Jekyll & Hyde:

- A New Life

- Once Upon A Dream

- Someone Like You

The Scarlet Pimpernel

- When I Look At You

- I'll Forget You

Camille Claudel

- A Woman In His Arms

- Gold


- The Heart Is Slow To Learn

by Anonymousreply 6702/07/2013

'Baby, Dream Your Dream' from SWEET CHARITY

by Anonymousreply 6802/07/2013

I always thought "The heart is slow to learn" was an Andrew Lloyd-Webber song.

by Anonymousreply 6902/07/2013

Love Linda Eder, and while her songs and voice are beautiful, they don't necessarily choke me up. Maybe "Girls of the Night" from the touring version of Jekyll & Hyde.

Here are some random tear-jerkers for me:

Plenty from Les Mis - Bring Him Home, Empty Chairs, and the whole ending.

Lots from Ragtime - Your Daddy's Son, New Music, Wheels of a Dream, Gliding, Our Children, He Wanted to Say, Back to Before, Make Them Hear You.

Rent - Will I?, I'll Cover You, Without You, Goodbye Love

Scarlet Pimpernel - You Are My Home

The Life - My Friend

by Anonymousreply 7002/07/2013

Can I really be the first to post NEVERLAND and WENDY (...we need a mother!) from PETER PAN?

But only when sung by Mary Martin.

by Anonymousreply 7102/07/2013

Another one for "For Good" from Wicked. Can't get through ANY version of it without crying hard.

"I've heard it said that people come into our lives for a reason...."

by Anonymousreply 7202/07/2013

Oh, I know it's cheesey, but Sunrise, Sunset. How can that song NOT make anyone cry?!?

And: Finishing the Hat, especially the lines "how you're always turning back too late from the grass or the stick Or the dog or the light, and the kind of woman willing to wait's not the kind that you want to find waiting To return you to the night..."

I'm a professional artist, and I can relate all too well. There are way too many nights I've stayed home to finish a painting, while the world goes on without me.

by Anonymousreply 7302/07/2013

Anyone Can Whistle from Anyone Can Whistle. Done right, I'm near tears at the end of it.

One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story.

by Anonymousreply 7402/07/2013

Some Other Time and Lonely Town from On the Town.

Lost in the Stars from Lost in the Stars.

Anything Barbara Cook sings in The Grass Harp.

by Anonymousreply 7502/07/2013

What I Did for Love


both from A Chorus Line

by Anonymousreply 7602/07/2013

I cried through all of "Les Miserables" and yes, I am a Mary too!

by Anonymousreply 7702/07/2013

Oh yes, R75-- Lost in the Stars.

by Anonymousreply 7802/07/2013

I saw Rent 5 times on Broadway, and I cry like a blubbering idiot with Seasons Of Love.

by Anonymousreply 7902/07/2013

The finale of CAMELOT.

by Anonymousreply 8002/07/2013

I Won't Send Roses from Mack & Mabel.

When Robert Preston says..."I love you, Mabel Normand."


by Anonymousreply 8102/07/2013

Once Before I Go - THE BOY FROM OZ

by Anonymousreply 8202/07/2013

"Lost in the Stars" is the all-time champ for me. I don't think I've ever not cried when I heard it.

It's impossible to hear "I Never Knew Anything at All" from Parade without tearing up.

by Anonymousreply 8302/07/2013

You fags kill me.

by Anonymousreply 8402/07/2013

Lloyd Webber also has a song called " The Heart Is Slow To Learn" but I was referring to this song from the musical "Dracula."

by Anonymousreply 8502/07/2013

Oh Lord, I'm on My Way from Porgy and Bess.

by Anonymousreply 8602/07/2013

I'll have you all - Taboo.

by Anonymousreply 8702/07/2013

Ohio from Wonderful Town. Yes, I'm being serious. In context of the scene, I find it a little devastating.

I also cry at Oh Happy We from Candide.

by Anonymousreply 8802/07/2013

When I recently saw the Encores' Fiorello, I teared up when the Overture went into the energized melody of Politics and Poker. It's just such an unadulterated Golden Age of Musicals melody and there it was played by a 40 piece orchestra.

by Anonymousreply 8902/07/2013

All of the songs already mentioned from Sunday in the Park.

I know this sounds silly but the sweetness of Somewhere That's Green gets to me

There is an obscure(ish) show called Three Postcards and I can't get through the song Picture in the Hall.

Actually, I'm realizing that a lot of songs make me cry.

by Anonymousreply 9002/07/2013

"Maybe This Time" - Cabaret

by Anonymousreply 9102/07/2013

Another one that makes me verklempt is Maury Yeston's NEW WORDS. I'm particular to Brent Barrett's version.

by Anonymousreply 9202/07/2013

It's A privilege to pee - Urinetown

by Anonymousreply 9302/07/2013

[quote]"Maybe This Time" - Cabaret

Oh my gawd, that song makes me cry too.

by Anonymousreply 9402/07/2013

R90 Somewhere That's Green gets me, too. Perhaps it's the comfort of simplicity that the lyrics invoke. Lovely tune, too.

by Anonymousreply 9502/07/2013

"Suddenly Seymour" is great, too.

by Anonymousreply 9602/07/2013

"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel

by Anonymousreply 9702/07/2013

"What More Can I Say" from "Falsettos" always gets to me. Marvin is singing about his wonderful life with Whizzer, whom he loved, lost and got back and who will, we soon learn, die of AIDS. That song always makes me cry. My partner recently died of cancer, and perhaps it was foreshadowing for me as well.

by Anonymousreply 9802/07/2013

"Somewhere" West Side Story

"He Lives In You" The Lion King

by Anonymousreply 9902/07/2013

"It Only Take a Moment" from Hello Dolly

- but not in Hello Dolly. Actually I can't even remember what is going on in the story at the point they sing that song.

It's how they use the song and video clip in Wall-E that gets me - both when he is initially trying to befriend Eve, and at the very end of the movie after she brings him back to 'life.'

by Anonymousreply 10002/07/2013

Let the Sunshine In- HAIR

Daisy’s Confession- The Adding Machine

The Letter and Grandma’s Song- Billy Elliot

Make Our Garden Grow- Candide

The Bus- Caroline or Change

Goodbye/Boom Boom- Elegies

Dear Brother Homer- The Human Comedy

Goodbye Until Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You- The Last 5 Years

Days of Plenty- Little Women

Our Time- Merrily We Roll Along

There’s a World- Next to Normal

Part of Us- Once on this Island

My Child Will Forgive Me- Parade

Poor Sweet Baby- Snoopy

The Night You Decided to Stay- Songs from an Unmade Bed

Why- Tick, Tick… Boom

To The Lifeboats/We’ll Meet Tomorrow/Still- Titanic

by Anonymousreply 10102/07/2013

R84,, I love you!

by Anonymousreply 10202/07/2013

"Love Me For What I Am" from In Trousers. I believe it's William Finn's most beautiful song.

by Anonymousreply 10302/07/2013

r101 is the opposite of r84.

I've never even heard of some of the shows you've listed r101, let alone the songs. But with such a lengthy list of tunes that bring you to tears, I feel safe in saying you cry easy.

by Anonymousreply 10402/07/2013

"All the Wasted Time" from "Parade".

by Anonymousreply 10502/08/2013

"Breeze Off the River" and "You Walk With Me" from "The Full Monty".

by Anonymousreply 10602/08/2013

"September Song" from "Knickerbocker Holiday".

by Anonymousreply 10702/08/2013

Whenever Hepburn sings in COCO. I weep.

by Anonymousreply 10802/08/2013

Somewhere Ballet from WEST SIDE STORY

by Anonymousreply 10902/08/2013

Yes R109!!! Love that as well.

by Anonymousreply 11002/08/2013

The most beautiful musical I ever saw was Taare Zameen Par/Like Stars on Earth from India. The song linked below will make you cry a river of tears if you see the whole film. Without knowing the context of the film it will mean nothing, so I recommend seeing the whole film. It is mind-blowingly beautiful.

by Anonymousreply 11102/08/2013

r111, you are right. That particular clip got one reaction from me: "What the HELL are they singing about? This is NOT IN ENGLISH." It does seem like it might be a beautiful film, though. Now I have a craving for curried rice.

by Anonymousreply 11202/08/2013

Diary of a Homecoming Queen from IS THERE LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? Bittersweet, soaring, gorgeous.

by Anonymousreply 11302/08/2013

Let the Sunshine In- HAIR

Daisy’s Confession- The Adding Machine

The Letter and Grandma’s Song- Billy Elliot

Make Our Garden Grow- Candide

The Bus- Caroline or Change

Goodbye/Boom Boom- Elegies

Dear Brother Homer- The Human Comedy

Goodbye Until Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You- The Last 5 Years

Days of Plenty- Little Women

Our Time- Merrily We Roll Along

There’s a World- Next to Normal

Part of Us- Once on this Island

My Child Will Forgive Me- Parade

Poor Sweet Baby- Snoopy

The Night You Decided to Stay- Songs from an Unmade Bed

Why- Tick, Tick… Boom

To The Lifeboats/We’ll Meet Tomorrow/Still- Titanic

by Anonymousreply 11402/08/2013

"Bring Him Home" from "Les Miserables"

Hugh Jackman did an unbelievably moving rendition of this in the new movie version.

by Anonymousreply 11502/08/2013

Practically everything in "Sound of Music" and "Les Mis"

by Anonymousreply 11602/08/2013

Century Plant from the film Camp.

by Anonymousreply 11702/08/2013

R22 Have you heard Glynis Johns' original version of "Send in the Clowns"? It's my favorite version for pure emotional resonance.

by Anonymousreply 11802/08/2013

R115 It was the "fight club" song performed by Chris and Lea on last night's GLEE.

by Anonymousreply 11902/08/2013

Thank you, R118. So much better than that Welsh bint.

by Anonymousreply 12002/08/2013

Some of you who have given long lists like r101 and r114 are very puzzling to me. If every one of those songs makes you actually cry, you must be crying constantly.

Do you really mean that every one of those songs you listed makes you (literally) [italic]cry,[/italic] or just that you find them sad songs?

by Anonymousreply 12102/08/2013

R119 Did anything happen in the GLEE story to make "Bring Him Home" GLEE-poignant to Kurt or Rachel?

by Anonymousreply 12202/08/2013

Anything sung by Mandy Patinkin -- he doesn't make me cry so much as he just makes my eyes water.

by Anonymousreply 12302/08/2013

R101 here (and sorry for the double post earlier)- but, yes, all of those songs make me cry. I am involved in the theater and, because of that, I find it impossible to hear these songs without tying them to the dramatic structure they are taken from. It's impossible for me to not relive the stories as I listen to them and the scenarios from the ones I listed are as follows... Some spoilers...

Let the Sunshine In- HAIR: Claude has died in Vietnam and has become "invincible" as was always his wish. In the most recent production, his corpse is laid on the American flag as it begins to snow.

Daisy’s Confession- The Adding Machine: After Zero's execution, Daisy, his former assistant, appears to him in heaven to say she has loved him for years and that she had taken her own life to see him again.

The Letter and Grandma’s Song- Billy Elliot: Billy's dead mother returns to serenade him and Grandma recounts the love lessons she learned from her dead husband.

Make Our Garden Grow- Candide: Just overwhelmingly beautiful to me.

The Bus- Caroline or Change: The bus arrives to tell Caroline and Dotty that JFK has been killed and nothing will ever be the same.

Goodbye/Boom Boom- Elegies: A husband calls his wife to say goodbye before his death on 9-11 and she listens to the voicemail over and over to remember him.

Dear Brother Homer- The Human Comedy: Marcus, a soldier at war, writes his younger brother Homer (14) to say that he will likely not return from battle and to assume the role of man of the house and care for their mother and sister.

Goodbye Until Tomorrow/I Could Never Rescue You- The Last 5 Years: The final song in the show, Cathy relives her first date with Jamie five years ago (when they fell in love) while Jamie sings about their breakup from present time.

Days of Plenty- Little Women: After the death of her daughter, Marmie imparts life lessons to her surviving daughter on how to handle the loss.

Our Time- Merrily We Roll Along: We have traveled backwards in time to see three former friends at the beginning of their journey when all the world was possibilities.

There’s a World- Next to Normal: A woman envisions her dead son returning to her to tell her that suicide will bring them back together.

Part of Us- Once on this Island: Timoune has died and the gods that challenged her life now take her body into their care.

My Child Will Forgive Me- Parade: After the murder of her daughter, a mother gives testimony that she could have done better.

Poor Sweet Baby- Snoopy: A song of unrequited love in the form of a lullaby.

The Night You Decided to Stay- Songs from an Unmade Bed: A song cycle that personifies loneliness culminates in this song about the man that finally filled the empty spot next to him in bed. Really beautiful.

Why- Tick, Tick… Boom: On the eve of his 30th birthday, Jonathan has found out his best friend is dying of AIDS and breaks into the empty Delacorte Theater to reminisce.

To The Lifeboats/We’ll Meet Tomorrow/Still- Titanic: Husbands and wives deciding who will live in die. Isador and Ida Strauss, an elderly couple of 1st class, have refused seats on the lifeboats so younger passengers can live their lives. They sing to each other as they accept their fate.

by Anonymousreply 12402/08/2013

"Somewhere" West Side Story

"You'll Never Walk Alone" - Carousel

"Something Wonderful"/ "Hello Young Lovers"- The King and I

"What I Did For Love"- A Chorus Line

"Send in the Clowns"- A Little Night Music

"Bring Him Home"- Les Miserables

"For Good"- Wicked

by Anonymousreply 12502/08/2013

Well, I, too, have become something of a blubberer at some point in almost every musical I see (or hear), so I tend to agree with, and understand, most of these lists and notations (I am happy to report, however, that I did NOT cry the last time I saw "Make'em Laugh" from "Singing in the Rain" - on stage - I did, however, want to lick the boy who performed it.)

by Anonymousreply 12602/08/2013

r124: Thank you for mentioning "Songs From An Unmade Bed". A very beautiful, nearly forgotten Theater piece/Song cycle of a few years ago. "The Night You Decided To Stay" is my favorite song in the cycle as well (I also love "Perfect, Finite").

In the original staging at the New York Theater Workshop, at the very last line "gently, gently almost snow", a door opened at the back of the stage revealing a wisp of snowfall. I was Sob Central.

by Anonymousreply 12702/08/2013

A couple that haven't come up yet -

With so little to be sure of - Anyone Can Whistle

Who will buy? - Oliver

Welcome to the sixties - Hairspray

by Anonymousreply 12802/08/2013

I'm a painter, and a painting has never made me weep. But anything from Rodgers and Hammerstein and I'm on the floor in the fetal position.

by Anonymousreply 12902/08/2013

"Loving You", [bold]Passion[/bold]

by Anonymousreply 13002/08/2013

I'm afraid my list would be longer than all the posts on this thread combined.

And R121 would be running like mad to get away from me.

by Anonymousreply 13102/08/2013

Old Man River-from Showboat

by Anonymousreply 13202/08/2013

Hello, Young Lovers, especially as sung by Miss Barbara Cook, and Love, Look Away, sung by Arabella Hong.

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by Anonymousreply 13602/08/2013

[quote]But anything from Rodgers and Hammerstein and I'm on the floor in the fetal position.

"Anything"? Wow, even "Fan Tan Fannie" from Flower Drum Song... you ARE a softie!

"WAAAH! All she left Dan was just some leftovers of moo goo gai pan in the icebox! Boo hoo hoo hoo hoo!"

by Anonymousreply 13702/08/2013

Shut up, Patti LuPone!

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by Anonymousreply 13902/08/2013

"My Man" from Funny Girl... I think it's just one of those songs that everybody thinks was written about them because we've all lived it.

"Don't Cry For Me Argentina" from Evita... because... Patti LuPone. When I was a little girl, I used to pretend to be Patti Lupone in Evita alone in my bedroom and the song is just so deeply personal. Eva Peron is bearing her soul. Sometimes... well usually... I tear up when I sing it. Or hear it. Or just think about it. Cliched, I know. I have no fucks to give about it.

by Anonymousreply 14002/08/2013

"Losing My Mind" from Follies "Home" from Beauty And The Beast "But The World Goes Round" from New York, New York "Cabaret" from Cabaret "Not A Day Goes By" from Merilly We Roll Along "My Funny Valetine" from Babes In Arms "Together Wherever We Go" from Gypsy "I'm Still Here" from Follies

by Anonymousreply 14102/08/2013

Edelweiss from the Sound of Music.

by Anonymousreply 14202/08/2013

Not a Day Goes By (Bernadette Peters)

The Impossible Dream (Anyone)

by Anonymousreply 14302/08/2013

Sinatra's "I Fall In Love Too Easily" in the Anchors Aweigh movie

Barbra's "He Isn't You" in the On A Clear Day movie

"My Husband Makes Movies" from Nine

The entire "If I Loved You" sequence from Carousel

"Sunrise Sunset", "Do You Love Me?" and "Far From The Home I Love" from Fiddler On The Roof

"Sunday" and "Children and Art" from Sunday In The Park With George

"I Won't Send Roses" in Mack and Mabel

by Anonymousreply 14402/09/2013

Can I possibly be the first to post Bill and Can't Help Lovin' That Man of Mine from Show Boat???

by Anonymousreply 14502/09/2013

Another Winter in a Summer Town

by Anonymousreply 14602/09/2013

"Where is love?" from Oliver.

"We do not belong together" from Sunday in the Park

by Anonymousreply 14702/10/2013

The final "Impossible Dream" in "Man of La Mancha."

by Anonymousreply 14802/10/2013
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