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Posts tagged "Everybody Says Don't"

Marquee Five performing “Everybody Says Don’t” at a Sondheim Unplugged show at 54 Below

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Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band featuring Nick Blaemire,
54 Below 9-21-13

At the conclusion of last week’s Charlie Rosen’s Broadway Big Band show, the director came over to me and said, “We started with two Sondheim numbers just for you.” I’m pretty sure the “just for you” part was a lie, but the numbers were great. Here’s “Everybody Says Don’t” with Nick Blaemire on vocals.

(And by the way, if you enjoy this, check out the band’s EP.)

Apparently there was an Israeli production of Side by Side by Sondheim in Jerusalem a couple of years ago. Here’s Gil Alon singing “Everybody Says Don’t” from that production, in a translation by Dan Almagor.


A very special advanced preview studio mix of the first complete recording of “Everybody Says Don’t / Don’t Ballet” from the forthcoming JAY Records complete recording of ANYONE CAN WHISTLE. Starring, John Barrowman, Maria Friedman, Julia McKenzie and Arthur Laurents. Original Orchestrations by Don Walker. National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards.

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Lea Salonga,
Live In Singapore 2009


Here’s Lea Salonga singing Everybody Says Don’t. 

Now I readily admit that, on average, women cannot do everything men can - there are some biological limitations - but I get incredibly upset when I am told, “You shouldn’t do it, you are a girl!”. Who sets the (insert expletives)* rules?

*I made the mistake of telling my priest that my Lenten promise this year is to swear less often. My priest believes that a commitment at Lent is a commitment for life. To be fair I made this commitment myself.

Laurie Beechman on the Donahue show. Don’t be put off by the clips of her in Cats at the beginning — at about 1:10 she sings “Everybody Says Don’t” from Anyone Can Whistle.

(The clip continues to include her performance of “Long Before I Knew You” from Bells Are Ringing.)

Will & Anthony Nunziata are identical twins with a cabaret act and a new album. Here’s their rendition of “Everybody Says Don’t” from a recent show at Feinstein’s.

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Mandy Patinkin,
Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim


Everybody Says Don’t - Mandy Patinkin

Seriously one of my favorite albums. Mandy is amazing.

This is one of my least favorite Mandy albums, in part because it seems to highlight all of his tics that overpower his performances when he isn’t working with a strong director.

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Original Broadway Cast ,
Anyone Can Whistle [1995 New York Concert Cast]


Everybody Says Don’t|1995 New York Concert Cast of “Anyone Can Whistle”

Fuck yeah Scott Bakula! (Buy the album.)

Andrea McArdle (Broadway’s original Annie) sings “Everybody Says Don’t” from Anyone Can Whistle at a masterclass with Seth Rudetsky on piano.