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Summertime...Took a little vacation! Three reviews coming soon! Amazing Grace, Hand to God and Mamma Mia!

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Jeff

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Rainy Days...

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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)

2. "It's Raining on Prom Night" - 5518 performances - Grease (Original + 2 Revivals)

1. "A Little Fall of Rain" - 7171 performances - Les Miserables (Original + 1 Revival)

* - Performance totals include all preview and performance numbers for all original productions, plus any revivals.
** - The same song, "Come Rain or Shine," appeared in 3 shows.  Their totals are combined.

Stay dry!

Jeff
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