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Thursday, August 1, 2013
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I don't know how this summer has been where you live, but, at my house, after a sweltering heat wave, we had a good week and a half of cooler days and low humidty. In short, the last 10 days have been spectacular! Then, this morning, I was awakened bu the patter of rain drops on my window. DEPRESSING. Right? So, how do I cheer up? OK, I'm a complete Broadway AND statistics nerd. And so, I got online, found out that there have been MANY Broadway songs with the word "rain" in them. Here are a few, plus a few play titles to get my/our mind/s off the ugly outside.
3 "Rain"-y Shows:
A Steady Rain
Three Days of Rain
and, of course, Rain
5 Broadway Shows That Have a Song Called "Rain" In Them:
Be Yourself - 1925 - 93 performances
The Vogues of 1924 - 1924 - 114 performances
Ghost: The Musical - 2012 - 175 performances
Once On This Island - 1990 - 488 performances
Fela! - 2009 - 529 performances
The Top 10 Broadway Rain Songs (Not Simply Called "Rain" That Is)*
10. "Come Rain or Shine" - 272 performances total - Dream, St. Louis Woman, Barbara Cook**
9. "Singin' in the Rain" - 405 performances - Singin' in the Rain
8. "The Rain Song" - 453 performances - 110 in the Shade (Original + 1 Revival)
7. "It's Raining Men" - 549 performances - Priscilla Queen of the Desert (Original)
6. "Rain on the Roof" - 872 performances - Follies (Original + 2 Revivals)
5. "River in the Rain" - 1122 performnces - Big River (Original + 1 Revival)
4. "Don't Rain on My Parade" - 1365 performances - Funny Girl (Original)
3. "The Rain in Spain" - 3406 performances - My Fair Lady (Original + 3 Revivals)