May 7th – Donna Murphy – Ain’t Got No Tears Left

Broadway musical fans love collecting cut songs. Some, like There Won’t Be Trumpets (Anyone Can Whistle) and the grandmummy of them all, The Man I Love (which managed to get dropped from a total of three Gershwin shows) become standards. The latter finally made it to Broadway this year in An American In Paris.

Leonard Bernstein can lay claim to at least two of the best – The Story Of My Life from Wonderful Town and this gem from On The Town. Donna Murphy gives it her best weary torch singer.  If With Every Breath I Take is halfway to becoming a jazz staple, perhaps this one can make it too.