Bow before the fucking king of musical theater.
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We were discussing this song today on Facebook, and I discovered the previous audio I had uploaded to Tumblr has disappeared, so here we go, one of Sondheim’s rarest songs to actually have been performed on Broadway, “Farewell,” added for Nancy Walker to sing in the 1971 Los Angeles production of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.
When the production moved to Broadway, Walker departed but the song remained. But the song hasn’t remained in subsequent productions, and because this revival was not commercially recorded, the song has been mostly forgotten. There’s only one official recording of the song, from a Bay Area Sondheim tribute from a few years ago.