All the Possibilities
Cahill & Wartofsky
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About the song
As performed by KATE BALDWIN on "All the Possibilities: Broadway Sings Wartofsky" released on Yellow Sound Label, 01/04/19. Listed as one of the top 25 songs in the Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, 2012, “All the Possibilities” has been arranged and performed by The Broadway Boys and performed by soloists in many cabaret and concert settings.
The song comes from THE NAVIGATOR, a musical inspired by the life and achievements of a 19th century genius named Nathaniel Bowditch, who developed the 19th century’s version of GPS for navigators at sea.
There is also a tragic love story at the heart of the plot, which is expressed in this song, by SARAH, Nate’s true love. SARAH is pregnant by another man and she has a premonition that she will not survive childbirth. But because of who she is, she expresses her faith in all the beautiful possibilities that will continue to exist even after she is gone.
Audio version with vocals by Joelle Lurie and piano by Matt Castle.
The sheet music is available in the following keys/versions: Soprano/Alto.
Range: A4 to A5, with one brief leap to C5
Piano vocal with chord symbols included
About the composer
KATHLEEN CAHILL’s awards for her plays include the Jane Chambers Playwrighting Award and Honorable Mention, two Connecticut Commission on the Arts Playwrighting Awards, a Massachusetts Artists Foundation Award, a Rockefeller Grant, a National Endowment for the Arts New American Works Grant, two Edgerton Foundation Awards, a Drama League Award and a Steinberg Nomination. With composer Michael Wartofsky she has written two musicals, The Navigator and Friendship of the Sea.
MICHAEL WARTOFSKY’s music and lyrics were featured in The Man In My Head at New York Musical Theatre Festival 2006 starring Darius de Haas. Broadway.com called the score a “percolating delight.” Summer 2012 two of his musicals premiered simultaneously in Boston: Cupcake with lyrics by David Reiffel and book by Bradley Seeman at Club Café, and Car Talk: The Musical!!! at Central Square Theatre, featuring Michael’s original music and Wes Savick’s book and lyrics. Michael’s music and lyrics for Running Back, a new musical co-written with Marcus Gardley, were presented at a New Dramatists Benefit 2011, the 2010 National Alliance Musical Theater Conference, and in an Equity reading of Act I in 2010, and at Berklee College. For North Shore Music Theater, Michael composed music for The Navigator (Equity reading directed by Daniella Topol 2006) and Friendship of the Sea with Kathleen Cahill (Equity touring production for young audiences 2003-‘04). “Possibilities” by Wartofsky and Cahill is listed as one of the top 25 songs in the Directory of Contemporary Musical Theatre Writers, 2012. The singing group The Broadway Boys has performed "Possibilities" and many others have presented Michael’s songs at Birdland, the Triad, and Joe’s Pub and at Berklee College. Professor, Berklee College; Adjunct faculty and alumnus of NYU Graduate Musical Theatre Writing Program; Founder, NOMTI (New Opera & Musical Theater Initiative). www.youtube.com/mwartofsky