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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Over the years, Broadway stars have had their unforgettable legacy of signature songs. Not just the ones you hear on the Great Bright Way but also outside of it. One of those songs (and one of our personal favorites) was a romantic contemporary comedic song about the romantic feelings for the hottest barista around…… TAYLOR THE LATTE BOY.
Written by Zina Goldrich and Marcy Heisler for a musical called ADVENTURES IN LOVE, the song tells the story of a young girl smitten for guy who works behind a counter at a Starbucks.
TAYLOR THE LATTE BOY got worldwide acclaimed attention back in 2000 when Tony and Emmy winner Kristin Chenoweth performed it live on The Rosie O’Donnell Show. It was well received, it would be added to Chenoweth’s repertoire ever since. Chenoweth has continued to perform this song LIVE in many of her ongoing solo concerts. Throughout her career, Chenoweth sang the song on many grand stages including Carnegie Hall, the Metropolitan Opera House, Walt Disney Concert Hall, The Greek Theatre, and so much more. The song also appears as a bonus track on her 2005 spiritual Sophomore solo album AS I AM.
Composers Marcy & Zina would eventually record their version of the song in 2009 on their duo album THE ALBUM featuring many of their greatest hits.
TAYLOR THE LATTE BOY today is very popular in both the audition rooms and cabarets / concerts everywhere for every aspiring young actress.
There is even a REBUTTAL version of the song from the perspective of “Taylor” himself in an Awkward situation describing the point of view “Narrator”.
Check out Chenoweth’s version from 2006 when she appeared on the original version of The Late Late Show with Craig Fergason.
Isn’t this such a fun, romantic, comedic showstopper?
Who can relate to the feelings of falling in love with someone behind a counter?
Mike Haber
Author: Mike Haber

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