1953 Original Broadway

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The original Broadway cast recording of Me and Juliet was recorded in New York City, and released on RCA records on June 9, 1953. Its most successful hit, “No Other Love,” was recorded by various singers, including Perry Como.

1996 Original Broadway Production

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Released on June 18, 1996, a few months after the Broadway premiere of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s State Fair, this recording is performed under the musical direction of Kay Cameron. The cast includes Andrea McArdle, Donna McKechnie, Scott Wise and John Davidson.

1962 Motion Picture

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This recording of the 1962 remake of State Fair, starring Ann-Margret, Bobby Darin, Alice Faye and Pat Boone, includes new songs written by Richard Rodgers, as Hammerstein had died in 1960. In 2016, Stage Door Records re-released the soundtrack recording with 15 bonus tracks, including instrumental recordings and pop versions of the songs sung by the film’s stars.

1945 Original Motion Picture

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The soundtrack to Rodgers & Hammerstein’s 1945 musical remake of 20th Century Fox’s 1933 film State Fair includes celebrated songs like “It’s A Grand Night for Singing” and “It Might As Well Be Spring.” The film’s cast included Fay Bainter, Vivian Blaine, Dick Haymes, Percy Kilbride and more. At the time, Dick Haymes and Vivian Blaine were well-known big band … Read More

2012 City Center

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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 … Read More

1955 Original Broadway Production

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Preserved from the premiere production, this Original Broadway Cast recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Pipe Dream begins with a glorious overture, which immediately transports listeners to the gorgeous central coastline of California. Though often overlooked, this treasured score captures the essence of what makes the music of Rodgers & Hammerstein so universally beloved. Featuring a cast led by William Johnson … Read More

2009 Studio Cast

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For Allegro‘s first complete recording, an all-star cast was assembled to record this studio album in 2009. Led by Patrick Wilson and Audra McDonald, the album also features Laura Benanti, Ashley Brown, Danny Burstein, Norbert Leo Butz, Liz Callaway, Nathan Gunn, Judy Kuhn and Marni Nixon, under the musical direction of Bruce Pomahac.

1947 Original Broadway Production

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The cast recording of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s innovative 1947 musical Allegro was recorded shortly after the show’s Broadway opening on October 10, 1947. With dance arrangements by Trude Rittmann and orchestrations by trusted collaborator Robert Russell Bennett, this recording was conducted by the production’s musical director, Salvatore Dell’Isola. The original Broadway cast included William Ching, Annamary Dickey, Roberta Jonay, Muriel … Read More

2002 Broadway Revival

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In a daring 2002 revival, Flower Drum Song made its first return to Broadway in over 40 years, in a sumptuous production starring Lea Salonga. The bold new imagining featured a brand-new book adapted from the original libretto by the widely acclaimed Chinese American playwright David Henry-Hwang. The Broadway revival’s Grammy-nominated cast album features stunning, fresh orchestrations by Don Sebesky, … Read More

1961 Motion Picture

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Shortly after the original motion picture premiered in New York City, the film’s soundtrack was released with new, rousing orchestrations by Alfred Newman and Ken Darby. In this era of movie musicals, screen actors were often dubbed with professional singers, which is why the songs were credited to the characters rather than the actors. On this soundtrack, American opera star … Read More