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December 8th, 2020 under Andrew Rannells, Jimmy Fallon

Yesterday on The Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon and Andrew Rannells reworked some of Broadway’s hugest hits to describe all of the huge hits we got from 2020.

The two men sang 2020 versions of songs from West Side Story (America), Little Shop of Horrors (Suddenly Seymour), The Sound of Music (Sixteen Going on Seventeen), The Book of Mormon (Hello), Wicked (Defying Gravity), A Chorus Line (One), Cats (Memory), Dreamgirls (And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going), Fiddler on the Roof (Tradition), Hairspray (You Can’t Stop the Beat), West Side Story (Maria), Hamilton (My Shot), and I Believe the last one is from The Book of Mormon. All together, it told the story of how crappy this year has been.

While these past 12 months have been all doom and gloom, this bit brought me a lot of happiness. I will go on record and say this is the best thing that Fallon has done on his show to date. Just like when the chorus line sings One, my hat is off to him and Rannells. When it comes to the Broadway star, I saw his friend Patty Lupone shine through him. Am I the only one who saw it?

You know, if Corden can take time off from his show, then why can’t Fallon star in a musical on the Great White Way with Rannells. I would love to see the two of them work together. Maybe Lin-Manuel Miranda could write it for them? I would fly back to NYC, after I get my shot, to see that.

One last note, how is it possible that they didn’t do a song from Rent? I mean, there is the title song Rent, where they ask how are they going to pay rent. There is also Seasons of Love that tells the story of 525,600 minutes measuring a year. I think it seems like a given, I am telling you.


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