Great Broadway Romantic Songs – Part One

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is part one of a series. Part two can be found HERE.

Everyone loves the great romantic show-stopper songs from Broadway and West End musicals. They are feel-good, romantic ballads, sung from the heart, that make us teary-eyed and ‘feel warm and cozy.’ Often these musicals are made into movies that give the songs a new life and tunes to hum, sing, or dance along with.

If I Loved You

Remembering the Original Broadway Production of Carousel | Playbill

From the 1945 musical Carousel by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein. Sung by Gordon MacRae and Shirley Jones from the 1956 movie version.

All I Ask Of You

From the 1986 musical Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber. Sung by the original cast members Sarah Brightman and Steve Barton.

My Funny Valentine

Explore the show Babes in Arms - History and More | Rodgers & Hammerstein

From the 1937 musical Babes In Arms by Richard Rogers and Lorenz Hart. Sung by Ella Fitzgerald.

People Will Say We’re In Love

Oklahoma! in Development to Become Musical TV Series | Playbill

From the 1943 musical Oklahoma by Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein. Sung by Shirley Jones and Gordon MacRae from the 1956 movie version.

Come to Me, Bend With Me

ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE. November 17, 2017: Theatre Yesterday… | by Ron Fassler | Medium

From the 1947 musical Brigadoon by Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Sung by original cast member Lee Sullivan.

On the Street Where You Live

New 'My Fair Lady' design emphasizes history, class divisions over fantasy | Datebook

From the 1956 musical My Fair Lady by Lerner & Loewe. Sung by the original cast member John Michael King.



From the 1957 musical West Side Story by Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim. Sung by the original Broadway cast members Larry Kent and Carol Lawrence.

Maybe This Time

Cabaret: How the X-rated musical became a hit - BBC Culture

From the Cabaret musical in 1966, composed by John Kander and Fred Ebb.

Sung by Liza Minnelli from the 1972 movie version.

On My Own

Les Misérables at Broadway Across America | Theater | Pittsburgh | Pittsburgh City Paper

From the 1980 musical Les Miserables by Caude-Michel Schonberg and Alan Boublil.

Sung by Lea Salonga.

Bruce J. Wood
Bruce J. Wood
Bruce J. Wood, founder of AOIDE Bruce J. Wood has worked on Wall Street in business finance and strategy, and has written hundreds of finance business plans, strategic plans, economic feasibility studies, and economic impact studies. Bruce has lectured on creativity and strategic thinking, as well as worked on the development of numerous publishing, film, television, and performing arts projects, along with downtown revitalizations, using the arts as an economic catalyst. As an aficionado of music, art, and dance, Bruce is also a writer and an outdoor enthusiast. He has written poetry, blogs, articles, and many creative project concepts. He lives in the Metro Detroit area and enjoys writing poetry, backpacking, and ballroom dancing.

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