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Putting It Together

Putting it Together is a musical revue showcasing the songs of Stephen Sondheim. All of the songs are extracted from their original context and worked into a new semi-storyline that revolves around an older couple facing their disillusions and marital troubles, a younger, less jaundiced couple, and a commentator.

Putting It Together was first performed in England in 1992 and then moved to Broadway in 1993 for a run that starred Julie Andrews. The cast recording audio CD is from the 1993 production.

In 1999, the show returned to Broadway, starring George Hearn, Carol Burnett, John Barrowman, Ruthie Henshall and Bronson Pinchot. Hearn received a Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his role.

These excerpts are taken from a taping of a live performance of the 1999 production, available on a highly recommended DVD. The DVD is region 1 only, so can be viewed on DVD players sold in the US/Canada or PC DVD players worldwide. No audio CD was produced using this cast.

UK viewers: if you're willing to watch the DVD on your PC, it is available for purchase at amazon.co.uk (and probably other sites) and you'll avoid international shipping charges. (Please let us know if that changes.)


Song List

Act I
  • Invocation and Instructions to the Audience (from The Frogs) — The Observer
  • Putting It Together (from Sunday in the Park with George) —The Company
  • Rich and Happy (from Merrily We Roll Along) — The Company
  • Do I Hear a Waltz? (from Do I Hear a Waltz?) — The Wife, The Husband
  • Merrily We Roll Along #1 (from Merrily We Roll Along) — The Observer
  • Lovely (from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum) — TheYounger Woman, the Older Woman
  • Hello Little Girl (from Into the Woods) — The Husband, The Younger Woman
  • My Husband the Pig (from A Little Night Music) — The Wife
  • Everyday a Little Death (from A Little Night Music) — The Wife, the Younger Woman
  • Everybody Ought to Have a Maid (from A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum) — The Observer
  • Have I Got a Girl for You (from Company) — The Younger Man, The Husband
  • Pretty Women (from Sweeney Todd) — The Younger Man, The Husband
  • Sooner or Later (from Dick Tracy) — The Younger Woman
  • Bang! (from A Little Night Music) — The Younger Man, The Observer, The Younger Woman
  • Country House (from Follies) — The Wife, the Husband
  • Unworthy of Your Love (from Assassins) — The Younger Man, the Younger Woman
  • Merrily We Roll Along #2 (from Merrily We Roll Along) — The Observer
  • Could I Leave You? (from Follies) — The Wife
  • Rich and Happy (Reprise) — The Company
Act II
  • Back in Business (from Dick Tracy) — The Company
  • It's Hot Up Here (from Sunday in the Park with George) — The Younger Woman
  • The Ladies Who Lunch (from Company) — The Wife
  • The Road You Didn't Take (from Follies) — The Husband
  • Live Alone and Like It (from Dick Tracy) — The Younger Man
  • More (from Dick Tracy) — The Younger Woman
  • There's Always a Woman (from Anyone Can Whistle) — The Wife, The Younger Woman
  • Buddy's Blues (from Follies) — The Observer
  • Good Thing Going (from Merrily We Roll Along) — The Husband
  • Marry Me a Little (from Company) — The Younger Man
  • Not Getting Married Today (from Company) — The Wife
  • Merrily We Roll Along #3 (from Merrily We Roll Along) — The Company
  • Being Alive (from Company) — The Company
  • Like It Was (from Merrily We Roll Along) — The Wife
  • Old Friends (from Merrily We Roll Along) — The Company

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