Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together

1999 Broadway production:

Previews began October 30, 1999 at the Barrymore Theatre
Opened November 21, 1999; Closed February 20, 2000
Ran for 22 previews and 101 regular performances


"Anxiously anticipated by the myriad of fans of the legendary composer, Putting It Together marked the return of Carol Burnett to the Broadway musical stage for the first time in over 35 years. . . .

"Joining Carol Burnett is Tony Award winner George Hearn (La Cage aux Folles, Sunset Boulevard), John Barrowman (The Fix), Ruthie Henshall (She Loves Me), and TV and film star Bronson Pinchot (Perfect Strangers, Beverly Hills Cop). This Cameron Macintosh stage production was captured live in performance during its Broadway run and recorded in high definition with a widescreen format using ten cameras and over 40 microphones. You get the feeling of being there live!"--from product description at

Musical Numbers

Act One

  • "Invocations and Instructions to the Audience" [from The Frogs]
  • "Putting It Together" [from Sunday in the Park With George]
  • "Rich and Happy" [from Merrily We Roll Along]
  • "Do I Hear a Waltz?" [from Do You Hear a Waltz? (unproduced)]
  • "Merrily We Roll Along #1" / "Lovely" [from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum]
  • "Hello, Little Girl" [from Into the Woods]
  • "My Husband the Pig" [cut from A Little Night Music] / "Every Day a Little Death" [from A Little Night Music]
  • "Everybody Ought to Have a Maid" " [from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum]
  • "Have I Got a Girl for You!" [from Company]
  • "Pretty Women" [from Sweeney Todd]
  • "Sooner or Later" [from Dick Tracy]
  • "Bang!" [cut from A Little Night Music]
  • "Country House" [from Follies, 1987]
  • "Unworthy of Your Love" [from Assassins]
  • "Merrily We Roll Along #2" / "Could I Leave You?" [from Follies]
  • "Rich and Happy" (reprise) [from Merrily We Roll Along]

Act Two

  • Entr'acte
  • "Back in Business" [from Dick Tracy]
  • "It's Hot Up Here" [from Sunday in the Park With George]
  • "The Ladies Who Lunch" [from Company]
  • "The Road You Didn't Take" [from Follies]
  • "Live Alone and Like It" [from Dick Tracy]
  • "More" [from Dick Tracy]
  • "There's Always a Woman" [cut from Anyone Can Whistle]
  • "Buddy's Blues" [from Follies]
  • "Good Thing Going" [from Merrily We Roll Along]
  • "Marry Me a Little" [cut from Company]
  • "Getting Married Today" [from Company] [titled in program as "Not Getting Married Today"]
  • "Merrily We Roll Along #3" / "Being Alive" [from Company]
  • "Like It Was" [from Merrily We Roll Along]
  • Finale: "Old Friends" [from Merrily We Roll Along]


Items at






Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together, DVD,