Episode 7 – The I Want Song
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In Episode 7 of the Take Me To The World Musical Theatre Podcast, I talk about the “I Want Song.” This is one of my favourite types of songs in musical theatre. I go into what the I want song is, why it’s used, and a few different types of the I want song.
Where to Listen to Episode 7?
If you haven’t heard it yet you can listen to Episode 7 on Podcasts.com
Resources – Music
This has links (mostly on Spotify, unless otherwise stated) to the cast recordings/soundtracks that I mentioned in this podcast, as well as to some musical playlists.
It’s Broadway, Bitch – Spotify Playlist. This has over 1800 songs from different musicals I’ve either seen or have listened to obsessively. Most of the playlist is from stage musicals, but I have a few movie musicals and musical TV shows on here as well. Albums are in random order. Some songs contain strong language and subject matter, so listener discretion is advised.
Sounds of Broadway. This is an online radio station with over 4600 songs from 560 different musicals. It’s a fun way to listen to musicals you know and discover some musicals you may have never heard of before. The station also has a great weekly podcast about musicals.
Resources – Videos
These are links on Just Watch (unless otherwise noted) for the following movie versions of the musicals I talked about in this episode. Just Watch will have links to where you can watch these movies on various streaming sites.
Resources – Websites and Apps
Reddit Musicals and Reddit Musical Theatre. Both of these subreddits are great places to go if you want to talk about musicals, get tips (if you’re a performer), and to get recommendations on shows to check out.
Broadway Musical Home. This is a great resource for anyone who loves musicals. They have an alphabetical list of over 300 musicals, and you can look up musicals by different categories like “based on a book” and “based on real life.” For anyone or any theatre company looking to put on a musical, you can check out the Rights page, which has information on where to get the rights to put on a variety of musicals.
Playbill has a listing for shows (musicals and plays) in New York, London and National Tours.
Today Tix has an App for both iOS and Android. You can use the app to buy cheap, same-day tickets for shows in cities like New York, London, Toronto, Chicago, and several others. I used this app with great success in London and highly recommend it.
Company. There is an upcoming Broadway run of Company (similar to the West End production opened a couple of years ago). In this version, the role of Bobby will be played by a woman, and I also believe they’re making one of the married couples a same-sex couple. I love the fact this musical is getting a modern update like this.
Hamilton. This is the official website where to get tickets for all current/upcoming productions of Hamilton.
Little Shop of Horrors. There is currently an Off-Broadway production of this musical.
Had you head of the I Want song before? What’s your favourite I Want Song from a musical?