Weekend Poll Top Three: Fans Crown Newsies’ ‘King of New York’ as Ultimate NYC Showtune

first_imgThe sailors of On the Town are back on the Great White Way, and they’ve got us in a New York state of mind. The Broadway.com office is frequently abuzz with showtunes (are we predictable?), so we wanted to know: which Great White Way tune celebrating the Big Apple is your favorite? The votes are in, and here’s what you had to say! 2. “New York, New York,” On the Town—17% It’s a helluva showstopper! A catchy Bernstein, Comden and Green tune is one thing. But throw in three men in uniform? Yes, please. We’re thrilled to have Gabey, Chip and Ozzie back on Broadway, and we’d be more than happy to point them to the Bronx, the Battery or anywhere in between. View Comments 1. “King of New York,” Newsies—24% The Act II opener from Alan Menken and Jack Feldman has it all: leaping over chairs, tap-dancing leading ladies and a bunch of lovable wet noodles. Who wouldn’t want to nob with all the muckety-mucks? Now, if only we could still feel like Big Apple royalty with a barbershop haircut that costs a quarter. 3. “NYC,” Annie—14% Sure, Depression era New York wasn’t entirely glitz and glam (thank you, Herbert Hoover). Still, as the Charles Strouse and Martin Charnin number says, no other town in the whole 48 (OK, 50) can half compare. Also, who doesn’t love a beltress storming center stage and marking her territory with an E flat?last_img

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