Starring Sian Phillips and Denis Lawson, this recording preserves the cast of 1980’s West End revival of Pal Joey at the Albery Theatre, under the music direction of Trevor York.
Orchestrated by Don Walker under the musical direction of Max Meth, this Capitol record brings together several members of the first Broadway revival cast of Pal Joey, including Helen Gallagher as Gladys and Elaine Stritch, who made a splash singing the suddenly show-stopping cynical lament “Zip.” Vivienne Segal and Harold Lang had already recorded the score on Columbia’s 1950 Studio … Read More
Recorded in September of 1950, the Columbia Studio Cast album of Pal Joey came at a convenient time, soon after the advancement of long-playing record technology. In 1948, Columbia had released their first LP record, allowing listeners to listen to an entire show without having to flip a disc every few songs. This record was among a group of recordings, … Read More
From February 11 to 14, 1999, New York City Center’s Encores! series presented a limited-run revival of Babes in Arms under the direction of Kathleen Marshall. The cast, including David Campbell, Perry Laylon Ojeda, Erin Dilly, Melissa Rain Anderson, Matthew Ballinger, Kevin Cahoon, Christopher Fitzgerald, Scott Irby-Ranniar, Cartier Anthony Williams, Shaun Powell and Jessica Stone, recorded this album on August … Read More
On June 5, 1989, a pared-down concert presentation of Babes in Arms was performed at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall. With narration replacing most of the original dialogue, the concert featured a simplified song list. The cast for this special event included Judy Blazer, Gregg Edelman, Jason Graae, Donna Kane and Judy Kaye.
Led by Mary Martin and Jack Cassidy, this studio recording of Rodgers and Hart’s Babes in Arms, released on March 21, 1952, features all the songs from the original Broadway hit. Fresh from her success in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s South Pacific, Mary Martin was beloved by theatre audiences. Under the musical direction of Lehman Engel, she sang several of the … Read More
Harold Prince’s watershed production of Show Boat received a cast recording after opening in Toronto in 1993. The album featured original orchestrations by Robert Russell Bennett, with new additions by William David Brohn, performed under the musical direction of Jeffrey Huard. Featured on this recording are the vocal talents of Michel Bell, Rebecca Luker, Lonette McKee, John McMartin, Elaine Stritch … Read More
This 221-minute studio recording of Show Boat, performed by a cast headed by Karla Burns, David Garrison, Jerry Hadley, Bruce Hubbard, Paige O’Hara, Frederica von Stade, Teresa Stratas and the Ambrosian Chorus, featured the London Sinfonietta under the direction of John McGlinn. Digitally recorded in June, July and August 1987 in Studio No. 1, Abbey Road Studios, London, the album … Read More
Recorded on July 24, 1966 at Webster Hall, this cast recording of Show Boat preserves the sounds of a special, limited-engagement revival at Lincoln Center’s New York State Theatre. The critically acclaimed production boasted some of Broadway’s best talent, including Barbara Cook, Constance Towers, Stephen Douglass and David Wayne, under the music direction of Franz Allers.
This 1962 studio recording features John Raitt as Ravenal, Barbara Cook as Magnolia and Anita Darian as Julie. William Warfield, reprising his role from the MGM film, sings the part of Joe. Conducted by Frank Allers and featuring the Merrill Station Choir, the original 1962 release included fourteen songs from the score; subsequent reissues added bonus tracks from Helen Morgan, … Read More