2004 City Center Encores
Seventy-five years after The New Moon premiered on Broadway in 1928, the operetta’s full score was finally recorded for posterity. After a successful 2003 revival of The New Moon as part of the Encores! series at New York City Center, Ghostlight Records released a cast recording of the entire score in 2004. Recorded July 12, 2004 & July 13, 2004, the recording featured the show’s original orchestrations by Emil Gerstenberger and Alfred Goodman.
Rodney Gilfry and Christiane Noll starred, with supporting performances by Peter Benson, Brandon Jovanovich, Alix Corey, Burke Moses, Danny Rutigliano and Lauren Ward.
The album was released on November 16, 2004, and reviews were overwhelmingly positive. Calling the vocal performances “thrilling,” William Ruhlmann of AllMusic wrote, “City Center and Ghostlight Records have done a real service to musical theater fans not only by bringing this score to disc at last, but by doing it so well.”