Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal - "Move On"
I have to start with, for me, no one will ever be able to top the vehemence and passion that Bernadette Peters brought to this show. However, there is something really pure about this performance. It rings brightly it's own passion, and Jake's performance style has it's own subtle nod to Mandy Patinkin. What really shines for me here, is the urgency in Annaleigh's voice. It is balanced with a gentility and yet still full of passion. A feat not easily accomplished in today's musical theatre.
The real star here though is, and always has been, Stephen Sondheim's incredible writing. The interwoven melodies blend perfectly and the rise and fall of the singer's vocal patter is truly astounding. In the first few listen's you merely let the sound wash over you, but the more you listen to the song, you see how cleverly disguised these universal truths are, that Sondheim is subliminally sneaking into your heart.
So today, with guts and guile, I choose Annaleigh Ashford & Jake Gyllenhaal's version of Stephen Sondheim's "Move On" from "Sunday In The Park with George", as my, break open and let it out, it will be new no matter what, learn from the past, song for a, stop worrying where you're going, if you could know you'd already be gone, adventure and hope lie intertwined like lovers in the hayloft, Tuesday.
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