Released on March 6, 1983, this cast recording from the celebrated 1983 Broadway revival was nominated for a Grammy Award. The cast includes Christine Andreas, George de la Peña, George S. Irving, Natalia Makarova, Dina Merrill and Lara Teeter. Working from the original orchestrations, conductor John Mauceri and coordinator of music materials John McGlinn collaborated with original orchestrator Hans Spialek, … Read More
Released on Decca Records, this cast recording from the 1954 Broadway revival of On Your Toes features Bobby Van and Kay Coulter, along with Ben Astar, Joshua Shelley and Vera Zorina. But it’s Elaine Stritch who steals the show as Peggy, singing two numbers from the original score plus one additional Rodgers & Hart song, “You Took Advantage of Me.”
The original 1936 production of On Your Toes was never recorded, so this studio cast album, released in 1952, was the first full recording of songs from the score. Under the musical direction of conductor Lehman Engel, the collection features Jack Cassidy and Portia Nelson in the leading roles, with support from Laurel Shelby, Ray Hyson, Robert Eckles and Zamah … Read More
Recorded June 16 and 17, 1997 at Edison Studios in New York City, this City Center Encores cast recording of The Boys from Syracuse features Hans Spialek’s original orchestrations, newly restored, under the musical direction of Rob Fisher. The cast includes Mario Cantone, Davis Gaines, Malcolm Gets, Debbie Gravitte, Julie Halston, Rebecca Luker, Michael McGrath and Sarah Uriarte Berry.
Featuring the cast of Christopher Hewett’s celebrated 1963 off-Broadway production of The Boys from Syracuse, this original cast recording was conducted by René Wiegert, with new orchestrations by Larry Wilcox. The album was recorded and released on Capitol records in 1963 shortly after the show’s April 15 opening.
Under the musical direction of conductor Lehman Engel, a studio cast led by Jack Cassidy and Portia Nelson created this recording of songs from The Boys from Syracuse on June 4, 5 and 8, 1953, at Columbia’s Thirtieth Street Studio in New York City. An initial version of the recording, containing highlights from the recording session, was released in February … Read More
Recorded November 10, 1962, this studio cast album starred American opera singer Grace Bumbry in the title role. Featuring the New World Show Orchestra, conducted by Kenneth Alwyn, the album was recorded in London with British performers long before the show made its U.K. premiere. George Webb, Ena Babbs and Thomas Baptiste round out the cast.
One reason for the success of Otto Preminger’s film version of Carmen Jones was his uncompromising casting of the vocalists; most of the principals were dubbed by seasoned singers. In this soundtrack recording, under the musical direction of Herschel B. Gilbert. Pearl Bailey does her own singing as Frankie, opera star Marilyn Horne sings for Dorothy Dandridge in the title … Read More
Recorded January 17, 18 and 20, 1944, after a tremendous New York premiere, this Original Broadway Cast album features an ensemble of newcomers to the professional stage. Under the musical direction of Robert Shaw, with orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennet, Muriel Smith leads the cast in the title role.
Released October 12, 1995 by DRG, this recording of the New York City Center Encores! production features Peter Gallagher, Patti LuPone, Vicki Lewis, Daisy Prince and Bebe Neuwirth. Under Rob Fisher’s musical direction, the orchestra plays Hans Spialek’s original orchestrations, and the album includes one rare song, “I’m Talkin’ to My Pal,” which was from the original production during previews.