If there was one video that I wanted to save for the final post of the year on BroadwayReviewed.com it has to be one of my favorite broadway stars of all times Kristin Chenoweth singing a mash-up of Maybe This Time from Cabaret and I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady. Not only is Kristin Chenoweth amazing, but these two songs combined are the perfect way to describe a new year and how to move into the next one.
Maybe This Time from Cabaret starts off with Maybe This Time, I’ll Be Lucky, Maybe This Time He’ll Stay. Not only could that be talking about a relationship you broke up with in the last year, but it could also be anything that didn’t come through for you or that you didn’t do from your check list of New Years Resolutions. Maybe This Time is an amazing song to start with because it is about putting all of the things you didn’t accomplish from last years New Years Resolutions and making sure that you do them this coming year. That is why I love that in this version of Maybe This Time by Kristin Chenoweth it starts out with her singing the song and then ends up with her singing I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady.
I Could Have Danced All Night from My Fair Lady is an incredible song. It is about the main character singing about a party she just went to and had an amazing time at. Not only did she sing and dance and enjoy every moment of the party, but she is in love and very excited about seeing the person she is falling for. If you think about it for New Years Eve, the song could be about being excited for the new year to come and enjoying welcoming the new year in.
Krisitin Chenoweth’s performance of Maybe This Time and I Could Have Danced All Night on Dancing With The Stars was not only amazing, but it is perfect for the last post on BroadwayReviewed.com for New Years Eve. It starts with knowing that the next year is going to be even better and then ends with you being ready to celebrate and welcome in the new year. Thank you all for reading Broadway Reviewed and have a great New Years.
So if you couldn’t tell or if you read my other blogs you’ll know I’ve been in a relationship for the past few months. It’s kind of funny how you just click with someone and you can fall instantly in love with them. That’s sort of what happens to a few of the characters in Promises Promises which starred Kristin Chenoweth and Sean Hayes.
In Promises Promises Sean Hayes’s character falls in love with Kristin Chenoweth’s character. The problem is that Kristin’s character is already in love with someone who turns out to be the person that Sean needs to get a head in life. The other issue is that the guy she is in love with is married and has had multiple affairs. In one scene around Christmas time, Kristin says she wants or needs more, instead of giving her more, he gives her money. Although the intent was good because he wanted to give her a nice holiday present, it also made her feel like a whore. The other twist is that the place they were using to hookup was Sean’s apartment and he had no clue she was the girl that the guy was hooking up with; until he finds her almost dead in his bedroom when she tried to kill herself by taking a ton of pills.
We’ve all had those moments when we realize that the person we love doesn’t love us back as much. Sometimes the person actually does love you as much as you love them, but if they can’t show it to you or they aren’t ready to love you enough yet because they are focused on other things like rock collections, their dog or a possessive mother, you just sometimes have to move on to protect your own heart. It hurts to do it because you really love the person, but sometimes you need to. You can always hope that if the person is the right one, eventually when they are ready you may be ready for them again as well. I have a friend who had an ex boyfriend that had a falling out. About twenty years later they met again, fell in love and last summer they got married. You never know, if the person is the right one, you may end up with them eventually. In Promises Promises, Kristen tries to kill herself. Although that is a bit dramatic, Sean does save her and the song I’ll Never Fall In Love Again from Promises Promises is the song they sing together after she comes to it in the morning.
Although I didn’t try and kill myself and I haven’t broken up with my partner, the personality differences, lack of personality and hi not being ready to be in a relationship yet could end up ending our relationship. I know how Kristen’s character felt and sometimes you have to end your relationship, even though you don’t want to, because the other person isn’t ready for you yet. It can be hard to do but sometimes you need to do it to stop yourself from feeling hurt and alone all the time. In the show she comes to it with Sean and they sing I’ll Never Fall In Love Again on a guitar together, but in real life you probably won’t get to do that. Instead you should try to find something to take your mind off of it or have a friend over.
Today I’m heading to my friends house to use his new smoker. He had never used it before, so we are breaking it in, having drinks and cooking all day. That is our version of the song I’ll Never Fall In Love Again from Promises Promises. He’ll help me feel better and the two of us will have a fun day. Friends are amazing and I know he reads this blog so thank you ahead of time and see you in a while. =0). If you are currently in a relationship and your partner isn’t showing you the same emotions back, you should talk to him or her. If it gets worse and you always feel alone, you may need to think about if they are ready and find your own version of the song. Breaking up with someone you love is very hard to do, but you also need to do what is right for you. There are plenty of other people out there and you may eventually meet the person again when they are ready and even fall in love and get married then. I’ll Never Fall In Love Again from Promises Promises is one of my favorite songs and I love the version that they did when it was on Broadway. Thank you again for reading and I hope you all have a great weekend. Here is I’ll Never Fall In Love Again from Promises Promises.
For all of the Chenofans out there who love Kristin Chenoweth, myself included, you have to hear the Forbidden Broadway version of Glitter and Be Gay which they did in response to Kristin Chenoweth performing Glitter and Be Gay from Candide. If you’re not familiar with Forbidden Broadway, they are an off broadway show that changes each year and makes fun of all of the main stream and off broadway shows as well as all of the major broadway stars.
Probably the most famous parodies they do are of Patti Lupone, not only because she’s an easy target, but also because they are just seriously funny. I’ll be doing a post with her Gypsy Forbidden Broadway song later this week. The reality is that until Forbidden Broadway makes fun of you, you haven’t made it on Broadway. It’s sort of like traditional media’s roasts where they only roast the top celebrities. Forbidden Broadway only makes fun of the best of the best on Broadway. That is why I love the Forbidden Broadway parody of Kristin Chenoweth singing Glitter and Be Gay. Not only does it rip into Kristin in a funny way, but it takes you through pretty much all of her career.
The Forbidden broadway Kristin Chenoweth Glitter and Be Gay is amazing. I love that it starts with how she abandoned broadway, even though she didn’t, and then goes from the beginnings of her career on broadway into Pushing up Daisies and then back to Wicked. Then all of the sudden she’s to popular for broadway and Idina so she goes back to pop culture since that is always popular. The only thing that the song is missing is her performance on west wing and Promises Promises, but then again I think that this song came out before Kristin did Promises Promises.
Anyways, if you love parodies and you love broadway, you have to check out Forbidden Broadway. It is not only hilarious if you love theatre, but you’ll love the parodies that they do of famous broadway stars like Kristin Chenoweth and Patti Lupone. Forbidden Broadway is also where I discovered Christine Pedi who I absolutely love and adore. She is incredibly talented and does an amazing Liza Minelli impersonation. Anyways, here is the Forbidden Broadway version of Kristin Chenoweth singing Glitter and Be Gay.
If you read this blog you know I am completely obsessed with Kristin Chenoweth and actually got to meet her for a second when she was doing Promises Promises on Broadway. Anyways, Kristin Chenoweth can not only take any song and either make it cute or funny, but she can turn bad songs good by throwing in her unique personality. Her voice is easy to pick out when she speaks in her normal voice because of its accent and tone, but when she sings it completely disappears and can transform from rock to opera and pretty much everything else in between. She is an absolutely amazing singer and performer and her personality shines through.
What I love about her performance with Glitter and Be Gay from Candide is that she takes a manic woman and makes her not only manic, but amazing and funny at the same time. It all starts with her being brought in on a couch with one of the original actors from the show and she not only kicks her out, but she starts belting out some amazing opera and then goes back to her funny an unique voice. Kristin Chenoweth is absolutely amazing and is probably one of the only people that can really not only hit the high notes in this song, but she can also completely kick the flute or picollo’s ass when it comes to the parts where they hit the same notes and bounce around them.
Glitter and Be Gay from Candide is an extremely hard song to be able to sing, especially because it has a million high notes all in a row and you have to hit them all within seconds of each other. It needs someone who can change from happy to sad to crazy to sane all within seconds from each other and be able to project all of those different feelings as well. It really takes a lot to be able to pull off a song like Glitter and Be Gay from Candide and one of the only modern broadway stars who can really pull it off has to be Kristin Chenoweth. Here is Kristin Chenoweth singing Glitter and Be Gay from Candide.
I know Christmas is over and I already did a New Years post, but when I saw this video of Kristin Chenoweth singing Do You Hear What I Hear with Il Divo I had to share it. Not only is she amazing, I compeltely had another Chenomoment, but when you combine her with 4 gorgeous foreign male opera singers that I saw tour with Barbara Streisand you get an amazing song.
Do You Hear What I Hear is already a gorgeous song on its own. There are a million versions of it out there. There are also a ton of incredible voices that have sang it and done an amazing job. Although there is nothing special about this version, the voices that combine together and the talent behind it makes it an absolutely incredible version that definitely makes the top ten list for versions of Do You Hear What I Hear. The Kristin Chenoweth and Il Divo Version of Do You Hear What I Hear is definitely going into my play list for next years holiday iPhone soundtrack. I cannot believe that I missed this one and didn’t even know it existed. Anyways, here is Do You Hear What I Hear by Kristen Chenoweth and the amazing and gorgeous Il Divo.