Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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Based on the 1988 film, the musical-comedy Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is the work of composer David Yazbek, the bright talent behind The Full Monty. It's been honored with eleven 2005 Tony nominations including Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre, Best Performance by a Leading Actor in a

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels [Original Broadway Cast Recording] 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw this show about a month ago and bought the CD during intermission. David Yazbek's music is perfect in reflecting the tone of the show and his lyrics make me laugh everytime I listen to the CD. The voices are amazing- Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott and John Lithgow blow me away and Joanna Gleason and Gregory Jbara make a nice pair. Sara Gettlefinger is also good in a small role that shows off her great vocals. I would give this five stars if it were a CD that everyone could enjoy- even those who have not had the opportinuity to see the show. As the special track "A Message from John Lithgow" reminds us, the final three songs will ruin the surprise ending for those who haven't seen it. Also, the delightful song "All About Ruprecht" does not include most of the hilarity that it has onstage, so for those who were not able to see the song being performed live will not enjoy it as much as those who have. Overall, this is a great CD for musical theater fanatics who have seen the show. If you haven't, I would suggest seeing the show first before buying the CD. You'll enjoy many of the tracks more.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I don't know, maybe it's just me, but I thought that this, like Mony Python's Spamalot, wasn't as good as I thought it would be. I thought the music was "Broadway cheese." I think this was the wrong musical adaptation of a movie to create for the Broadway stage. But other people tend to LOVE this show, so maybe I missed something when listening to it... I don't know. I'll listen to it again and see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
As a Broadway lover--I must say this is a really good cast album of an amazing show. There is one song Oklahoma? that I don't care for...other than that it's wonderful. Norbert Leo Butz is fantastic and so talented. You'll love this OBCR!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this soundtrack very much, it was a recommendation to buy this cd, so i did and i LOVE IT, the songs are hilarious. now i wanna see it on BROADWAY
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow...I can't believe I'm actually owning this CD right now. It's AMAZING. The humor is witty, the acting is outstanding (especially Norbert Leo Butz), and the score is simply genius (as said above in the title). David Yazbek has written and scored a musical that instantly has won me over.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best soundtrack I've bought in a while! It's just superb! It's so funny, witty, and the acting is just ...WOW. It's a must for any Broadway or music fan.