2012 City Center
Nearly 60 years after its Broadway debut, Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pipe Dream made a triumphant return to the New York stage as part of the Encore! series at New York’s City Center, opening March 28, 2012. This concert adaptation by playwright David Ives starred Will Chase, Laura Osnes, Tom Wopat and Leslie Uggams. The limited revival of the often-overlooked Pipe Dream proved once again the timelessness of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s music. The production was recorded live and released on Ghostlight Records the following September.
This cast recording, recorded live in March 2012 during Pipe Dream‘s limited run as part of the Encore! series at New York’s City Center, was released later the same year, on September 18, 2012. Starring Will Chase, Laura Osnes, Tom Wopat and Leslie Uggams, this special live cast album captures the often-overlooked score, and includes music that did not appear on the original cast recording. Under the musical direction of Rob Berman, the acclaimed revival recording preserves the original production’s orchestrations by longtime Rodgers & Hammerstein collaborator Robert Russell Bennett.