Cabaret [Original Broadway Cast] [Bonus Tracks]

Cabaret [Original Broadway Cast] [Bonus Tracks]

4.8 5
by Jill Hayworth
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

One of Broadway's all-time classic scores is the basis for the best cast album in recent years. John Kander and Fred Ebb's 1966 masterwork, Cabaret, has been given exquisite new life in this 1998 Broadway production. Accentuating the malevolence lurking behind an already unsettling score, the revision of Cabaret encompasses material written for theSee more details below

Overview

One of Broadway's all-time classic scores is the basis for the best cast album in recent years. John Kander and Fred Ebb's 1966 masterwork, Cabaret, has been given exquisite new life in this 1998 Broadway production. Accentuating the malevolence lurking behind an already unsettling score, the revision of Cabaret encompasses material written for the brilliant 1972 film version, including "Mein Herr" and "Maybe This Time." The award-winning cast -- Natasha Richardson as Sally Bowles, Alan Cumming as the Emcee, and Mary Louise Wilson as Fraulein Schneider -- score individual triumphs, their indelible characterizations on a par with earlier interpreters Jill Haworth, Joel Grey, and Lotte Lenya, and even the mesmerizing Liza Minnelli. Every drop of drama and excitement is palpable on this CD, due in large part to recording producer Jay David Saks, who captured the exuberant Kit Kat Klub numbers such as "Wilkommen," "Money," and "Don't Tell Mama" live before a responsive audience while also underscoring the stillness and emotional impact behind gut wrenchers like "I Don't Care Much," "What Would You Do?," and the memorable title number.

Read More

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Marjorie Ellen Ruhlmann
With a malevolent grin and the words "willkommen, bienvenue, welcome," actor Joel Grey established his future as well as the dark tone of this 1966 Tony Award-winning musical. This recording includes a number of songs not in the film version, several performed by the remarkable Lotte Lenya (widow of composer Kurt Weill, whose work clearly influenced the John Kander and Fred Ebb score). [Columbia/Legacy's 1998 CD reissue of the original Broadway cast recording of Cabaret contained eight previously unreleased demo records -- several of which are "intros" to a full-fledged song -- plus extensive liner notes featuring the original playbill, rare photos, and an essay by Ken Mandelbaum.]

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/2009
Label:
Masterworks
UPC:
0886974991526
catalogNumber:
749915
Rank:
11896

Tracks

Read More

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Jill Hayworth   Primary Artist
Original Cast Recording   Indexed Contributor
Lotte Lenya   Vocals,Track Performer
Joel Grey   Vocals,Track Performer
John Kander   Piano,Track Performer
Barbara Alston   Vocals
Bruce Becker   Vocals
Steven Boockvor   Vocals
Peg Murray   Vocals
Girls   Track Performer
Bert Convy   Vocals,Track Performer
Frank Bouley   Vocals
Fred Ebb   Vocals,Track Performer
Jack Gilford   Vocals,Track Performer
Jill Haworth   Vocals,Track Performer
Jayme Mylroie   Vocals
Ray Baron   Vocals
Roger Briant   Vocals
Maryann Burns   Vocals
Mary Ehara   Vocals,Track Performer
John Herbert   Vocals
Janice Mink   Vocals
Eugene Morgan   Vocals
Edward Nolfi   Vocals
Rita O'Connor   Vocals,Track Performer
Nancy Powers   Vocals
Edward Winter   Vocals
Kit Kat Band   Track Performer
Robert Sharp   Track Performer
Howard Kahl   Vocals
Bert Michaels   Vocals

Technical Credits

George Gershwin   Composer
Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky   Composer
Harold Rome   Composer
John Kander   Composer
David Baker   Dance Arrangement
Barney Bigard   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer,Bonus Track Producer
Larry Keyes   Engineer
Goddard Lieberson   Producer,Original Album Producer
Fred Plaut   Engineer
Don Walker   Orchestration
Robert Wolf   Mastering
Harold Prince   Director
Thomas Z. Shepard   Reissue Producer
Charles Burr   Liner Notes
Darcy Proper   Producer,Mastering
Patricia Zipprodt   Costume Design
Harold Hastings   Musical Director,Music Direction
Ken Mandelbaum   Liner Notes,Synopsis
Fred Ebb   Composer,Lyricist
Chris Woehrle   Art Direction
Joe Masteroff   Book
Ian Cuttler   Art Direction
Boris Aronson   Scenery
David Baker   Dance Arrangement
Robert Wolff   Mastering
Don Walker   Orchestration
Darcy M. Proper   Producer,Mastering
White   Composer

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >