MARRY ME A LITTLE



Composer: Stephen Sondheim
Lyricist: Stephen Sondheim

Opened: March 12, 1981, Actors Playhouse, N.Y.C.; June 8, 1982, Kings Head Theatre, N.Y.C.
Performances: 96 (N.Y.C.); ? (London)

Note: Only recordings of material not found on the CD reissue of Marry Me A Little, CD/RCA 7142-2-RG, are noted below.

Ah, But Underneath (added to the 2013 Off-Broadway revival; originally used in the 1987 London production of FOLLIES):

1. Follies, CD/First Night Encore CD 3 (Diana Rigg and Company with orchestra directed by Simon Lowe)
2. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Dee Hoty and the Gentlemen of the Ensemble with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
3. Follies, CD/Prism PLATCV 8348 (Showtime Orchestra and Singers)
4. Simply Sondheim: A 75th Birthday Salute, CD/Kritzerland KR 20010-8 (Kelly Ground with Kim Larsen, Tom Orr, and Steve Rhyne with musical direction by Daniel Lockert)
5. Cleo Sings Sondheim, CD/RCA Victor 7702-2-RC (Cleo Laine with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
6. Moving On, CD/Goldcrest Films International GFI001CD (Geoffrey Abbott, Linzi Hateley, Belinda Lang, Robert Meadmore, and Angela Richards with musical direction by David Laugharne)
7. Putting It Together, CD/RCA Victor 09026-61729-2 (Christopher Durang with orchestra conducted by Scott Frankel)
8. Taking My Turn, CD/Susan Eichhorn Young (Susan Eichhorn Young)
9. Since You Stayed Here, CD/Blue Moon Music (Michael Kreutz)
10. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam with musical direction by John Bell)


Bring On The Girls (added to the 2013 Off-Broadway revival; originally cut from FOLLIES; music later used for "Auto Show" in STAVISKY):

1. The Girls Upstairs Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Stavisky, RCA Victor (S) ARL1-0952 (orchestra conducted by Carlo Savina and Jacques Mercier) (as "Auto Show") [reissued on Follies In Concert/Stavisky, CD/RCA Victor RCD2-7128]
3. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Vahan Khanzadian and Peter Davenport with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
4. Sondheim At The Movies, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5805 (orchestra directed by Tom Fay) (part of "Stavisky Suite Three")
5. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam with musical direction by John Bell)


Class (added to the London production; originally written for SATURDAY NIGHT):

1. Saturday Night Baker's Audition (Jack Cassidy with Leila Martin, Alice Ghostley, Robin Oliver, Dick Kallman, Jay Harnick, and Arte Johnson with Stephen Sondheim, piano) [reissued on Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Farů, CD/Sony Masterworks Broadway 82796-94255-2]
2. Saturday Night, CD/First Night CD65 (Sam Newman and Company with orchestra conducted by Mark Warmen)
3. Saturday Night, CD/Nonesuch 79609-2 (David Campbell and Ensemble with orchestra conducted by Rob Fisher)


I Do Like You (added to the London production; originally cut from A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM):

1. Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim)
2. Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano only)
3. Commercial Demo, Private LP (M) MB-250 (Rose Marie Jun and Bernie Knee)
4. My Kind Of Broadway, Columbia (S) CS-9157 (Woody Herman and his Swinging Herd) [reissued as CD/Wounded Bird 9157]
5. Sondheim, Book Of The Month Club (S) 85-7515 (Bob Gunton and Timothy Nolen with Tommy Fay, piano; Ken Fricker, bass; and Hank Jaramillo, drums) [reissued as CD/Book Of The Month Records 11-7517]
6. A Different Side Of Sondheim, CD/DRG 5182 (Richard Rodney Bennett)
7. A Stephen Sondheim Collection, CD/STET CDS 25102 (Jackie Cain & Roy Kral)
8. Julie Wilson Sings The Stephen Sondheim Songbook, CD/DRG CDSL 5206 (Julie Wilson and William Roy)
9. Moving On, CD/Goldcrest GFI001CD (Angela Richards and Geoffrey Abbott with musical direction by David Laugharne)

If You Can Find Me, I'm Here (added to the 2013 Off-Broadway revival; originally used in the tv musical EVENING PRIMROSE):

1. Marry Me A Little, CD/CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam and Lauren Molina with musical direction by John Bell)
2. Evening Primrose, RCA F-0058 (Anthony Perkins with orchestra conducted by Norman Paris) [reissued as CD/Kritzerland KR 20011-6; also found on Stephen Sondheim: The Story So Farů, CD/Sony Masterworks Broadway 82796-94255-2]
3. Evening Primrose, CD/Kritzerland KR 20011-6 (Anthony Perkins with orchestra conducted by Norman Paris) (reprise)
4. Evening Primrose, CD/Nonesuch 79638-2 (Neil Patrick Harris with the American Theatre Orchestra conducted by Paul Gemignani)
5. Dress Casual, CD/CBS MK 45998 (Mandy Patinkin with musical direction by Paul Gemignani)
6. Mandy Patinkin Sings Sondheim, CD/Nonesuch 79690-2 (Mandy Patinkin with Paul Ford, piano)
7. Sondheim At The Movies, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5805 (Gary Beach with musical direction by Tom Fay)


Night Music (inst.)  (added to the 2013 Off-Broadway revival; originally used in the stage version of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC as Night Waltz I ("The Sun Won't Set") and in the film version of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC as "Love Takes Time"):

I have not attempted to compile discological information for this song beyond its use in productions of MARRY ME A LITTLE.
1.  Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (John Bell, piano, and Lauren Molina, cello)


Rainbows (added to the 2013 Off-Broadway revival; written for an unproduced 1990s film version of INTO THE WOODS):

1. Into The Woods Film Demo (unknown performer)
2. Marry Me A Little, CD/Ghostlight 8-4474 (Jason Tam and Lauren Molina with musical direction by John Bell)


That Old Piano Roll (added to the London production; originally cut from FOLLIES with music retained as underscoring and subsequently incorporated into "Social Dancing"):


1. The Girls Upstairs Composer Demo (Stephen Sondheim, piano and voice)
2. Follies, CD/TVT Soundtrax TVT 1030-2 (Tony Roberts with orchestra conducted by Jonathan Tunick)
3. Unsung Sondheim, CD/Varese Sarabande VSD-5433 (Harry Groener and Lynette Perry with taps by Niki Harris and musical direction by James Stenborg)
4. Love Lives On, CD/Virgin 2-91647 (New York City Gay Men's Chorus with music direction by Gary Miller)
5. Liaisons: Re-Imagining Sondheim From The Piano, CD/ECM 2470-72 (Wynton Marsalis, piano)