New Broadway Cast Recordings: Summer 2010 Releases – Part 2

Life Begins at 8:40 – Studio Cast Recording

From amazon.com: “PS Classics continues its forgotten musical series with a lost show by three giants of the American musical theatre: Harold Arlen, Ira Gershwin, and Yip Harburg. LIFE BEGINS AT 8:40 featuring Arlen’s ebullient melodies, Gershwin and Harburg’s smart and playful lyrics, and captivating performances by an all-star cast including Bert Lahr and Ray Bolger was one of the most lavish revues of the 1930s. But it wasn’t until 75 years later that the score would be heard again, in a concert presented in March 2010 at the Library of Congress. That performance featuring a full 24-piece orchestra conducted by Aaron Gandy and a cast of Broadway and recording veterans including Kate Baldwin, Philip Chaffin, Christopher Fitzgerald, Montego Glover, Rebecca Luker, Brad Oscar, Faith Prince, Graham Rowat and Jessica Stone has been stunningly preserved in this new studio cast album.”

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Listen to:

“Spring Fever” – Kate Baldwin

“Fun to be Fooled” – Kate Baldwin & Phillip Chafin

“I’m Not Myself” – Christopher Fitzgerald

“I Couldn’t Hold My Man” – Faith Prince

Jane Krakowski – “The Laziest Gal in Town”

From amazon.com: “Part sex kitten, part All-American girl, Jane Krakowski is 100 percent adorable-a quality that’s fully evident throughout her debut solo DRG recording: Live at Feinstein’s at The Regency Hotel. Indeed, Krakowski’s patented brand of va-va-vroom coupled with vulnerability has kept her in good stead for over 20 years from her Broadway triumphs in Grand Hotel and Nine (which earned her a Tony Award) to her popular TV roles in Ally McBeal and her current show, 30 Rock (for which she received a 2009 Emmy Award nomination) – and it’s a smart move for her to capitalize on it for her official debut album which was recorded in October, 2009.”

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Listen to:

“The Laziest Gal in Town”

“Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend”

“Let’s Face the Music and Dance”

Kristina – Live at Carnegie Hall

From amazon.com: “Kristina is a major musical theater saga, composed by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, original members of the legendary ABBA and composers of the theater and movie sensation, MAMMA MIA! Based on famous Swedish novels of the 1950s, Kristina tells the moving story of several families who left famine plagued Sweden in the 1850s to find a new life in America. This concert performance, recorded live at Carnegie Hall, was a sold out event. The complete recording is a must have for fans of the great Benny and Bjorn and musical theater lovers. Recorded live at Carnegie Hall in late 2009, Kristina features internationally renowned performers Russell Watson, Helen Sjoholm, and Louise Pitre (MAMMA MIA!). Broadway legend Paul Gemignani conducts a 50 piece orchestra and 20 member chorus.”

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Listen to:

“Where You Go I Go With You”

“In the Dead of Darkness”

“Dreams of Gold”

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