PLAYBILL PLAYLIST: Randy Graff, Julia Murney, Cady Huffman and The Act Cast Pick Favorite Songs by Kander and Ebb

By Michael Gioia
26 Mar 2014

 Will Nunziata: "Go Back Home" from The Scottsboro Boys. The song's beautiful melody and lyrics juxtaposed with the fact that it's sung by "the boys" while awaiting execution makes this one of Kander and Ebb's most haunting tunes for me. Every time I hear Audra McDonald sing this song, I get chills. Her ability to add her own personal and emotional touch to it devastates me every time I hear her sing it.