James Corden, Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda join forces and perform sections of 22 musicals in 12 minutes!
You think putting on a musical is hard? Just try covering 22 musicals in 12 minutes… on-stage, in one shot? (No, that was not a Hamilton reference, although Miranda does get in quick line of “My Shot” in there!) Recently, James Corden invited Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt, stars of the upcoming musical Mary Poppins Returns, to join him for an epic walk down musical-lane.
The trio cover Broadway sensations like Guys and Dolls as well as movie musicals like La La Land. Some of my favorite moments included a cameo from Kermit the Frog, Emily Blunt covering Beyoncé, and Lin-Manuel Miranda interrupting Blunt and James Corden’s Into the Woods duet. There are so many great moments, especially for musical-lovers!
Here’s the full list of songs:
“All That Jazz” (Chicago)
“City of Stars” (La La Land)
“Be Our Guest” (Beauty and the Beast)
“Sit Down, You’re Rockin’ the Boat” (Guys and Dolls)
“Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” (Evita)
“Singin’ in the Rain” (Singin’ in the Rain)
“Trip a Little Light Fantastic” (Mary Poppins Returns)
“Rainbow Connection” (The Muppet Movie)
“Over the Rainbow” (The Wizard of Oz)
“You Can’t Stop the Beat” (Hairspray)
“It’s the Hard Knock Life” (Annie)
“Matchmaker, Matchmaker” (Fiddler on the Roof)
“It Takes Two” (Into the Woods)
“Little Shop of Horrors (Prologue)” (Little Shop of Horrors)
“One Day More” (Les Misérables)
“Your Song” (Moulin Rouge)
“Falling Slowly” (Once)
“Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)
“Dancing Queen” (Mamma Mia)