Marie Christine

Marie Christine

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Audra McDonald is the most dazzling singing actress to arrive on Broadway since Barbra Streisand's legendary 1962 debut. MARIE CHRISTINE, composed by up-and-comer Michael John LaChiusa, is the highly anticipated first leading role written specifically for the triple Tony-winner (CAROUSEL, "Master Class," RAGTIME).

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Marie Christine 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I saw the show at the Vivian Beaumont and this recording, as fabulous as it is, does the show no justice. Audra's talent, however exceeds the limitations of an audio recording. Every twinge of her emotional and vocal prowess can be clearly heard and FELT when one hears her sing the song that ends act one. A triumph for Micheal John LaChiusa! Anthony Crivello, of course, is stunning and perfectly cast as Dante...his voice lends a link that completes the circle that Ms. McDonald has begun.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I, too, saw the show at the Beaumont, and disagree with the person above. While I liked the show, it was essentially 'cold,' whereas the recording enables the listener to focus on the music, and, of course, Audra McDonald's awesome performance and remarkable vocal prowess. I like the CD MORE than I liked the show.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I can't believe the two people above like this...CACOPHONY! Although I'm only 13, I have a large collection of Broadway soundtracks, and out of all of them, THIS one is the worst! I got the soundtrack because I am a HUGE fan of Audra Mcdonald, and I think she potrayed Marie Christine as best as possible. And the plot is good, but I'd rather listen to a bunch of cats scraping forks against a blackboard than have to sit and hear this music, (if you could even call it that)! Audra, you have such great talent, and I thoroughly enjoyed ''Ragtime'', but I DIDN'T enjoy this! If you're smart, you'll get something else!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I totally agree with Amy, this is one of the worst CDs I've ever listened to!!! I love Audra McDonald's voice, and they all sing incredibly well, but the music is all so weird and it's not pleasant...AT ALL! I really liked the storyline, and without the music, it would probably make a GREAT movie. But I hope that you don't buy this, because believe me, you'll just end up regretting it!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Just so adolescents don't get a bad rap for being clueless Rentheads who wouldn't know art if it punched them in the face... "Marie Christine" is another near-brilliant work by Michael John LaChiusa. The score is original and varied, and Audra performs it SO well. Her vocal acting is bar-none and she communicates the show well although we don't have the benefit of the stage production in front of us. Surely, this is not LaChiusa's best work, nor Audra's. But even when they're not their absolute best, they're still above-par!
Guest More than 1 year ago
For anyone who is a true broadway and/or musical theater fan this is a must. LaChiusa's music's is complex and compelling. You can not get enough.