20 Songs, 1 Hour, 4 Minutes

TITLE TIME
4:22
3:51
2:25
2:18
2:10
2:14
4:27
3:38
2:53
2:50
3:05
2:36
3:47
4:14
2:45
5:35
2:49
2:51
3:18
2:00

Customer Reviews

Not awful, but it isn't the best effort by the composer and lyricist

RikerNYC

I saw this on Broadway during its extremely brief run (re-named "Close a Little Faster" by the theatre crowd). The performers were mainly excellent with Len Cariou in the lead role, ably supported by George Rose (Drood), Brent Barrett and Jeff Keller. Barrett and Keller played perhaps the first gay couple in a Broadway show proudly unapologetic. They had a duet "Why Can't the World Go and Leave Us Alone" done while skating onstage. One of the main problems was the basic lack of chemistry between Cariou and Liz Robertson (wife of Alan Jay Lerner). A reworking of the play "Idiot's Delight", the whole endeavor just didn't work. The music has some lovely moments, nicely orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick, Sondheim's arranger. A few of the songs are worth having if you like either Strouse or Lerner: There's Never Been Anything Like This, Another Life, I Got a New Girl, Dance a Little Closer, There's Always One You Can't Forget, Anyone Who Loves, and On Top of the World are all worth listening to.

Fine score

BLT broadway

Catchy tunes assembled by two luminaries. Underrated worth a listen.

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