It’s rare that I stumble on a Sondheim track I didn’t know existed, but that very thing just happened: Judy Kaye sings “Uptown, Downtown,” cut from Follies, on the album Songs of New York, with an orchestra conducted by John McGlinn.
Did this get replaced by Lucy & Jessie? Why do I know nothing about it? What is happening with my life?
Yes, it was replaced by “Lucy & Jessie” during previews at the request of Michael Bennett. It’s been recorded many times, including on the cast recordings of Marry Me A Little and the Paper Mill Playhouse recording of Follies.