“Lonely Town” December 4, 2006Posted by Jeff in Comden and Green, Musicals, Theater.
In the concert version of On The Town, Thomas Hampson plays Gabey, the sailor who falls in love with the girl on a Miss Turnstiles poster.
When his search for the elusive Ivy Smith proves fruitless, he sings of his frustration with this “Lonely Town”.
Later, after finding Ivy, he realizes he’s “Lucky To Be Me”.
I’m not much of a Thomas Hampson fan — he’s pretty wooden for Broadway repertoire. And whose idea was the white tuxes — are we supposed to be imagining they’re dressed as sailors?
But hell, it’s Bernstein, Comden and Green.