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Carousel [1965 Broadway Revival Cast]
     

Carousel [1965 Broadway Revival Cast]

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by Original London Cast
 
Richard Rodgers was the president and producing director of the Music Theater of Lincoln Center, a repertory organization that put on limited-run, summer revivals of Broadway musicals at the newly opened Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in the 1960s. One of the shows for 1965 was Rodgers' own Carousel, marking its 20th anniversary. John

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Richard Rodgers was the president and producing director of the Music Theater of Lincoln Center, a repertory organization that put on limited-run, summer revivals of Broadway musicals at the newly opened Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City in the 1960s. One of the shows for 1965 was Rodgers' own Carousel, marking its 20th anniversary. John Raitt, the original male lead, returned to the role he had originated. The show opened on August 10 and was well-received. RCA Victor, which contracted to record many of the Lincoln Center shows, also did this one. The result was an excellent album. Carousel was recorded originally back in 1945, just at the start of the boom in original Broadway cast albums, and was designed for 78 rpm records. Even the 1956 original soundtrack album was relatively brief. But this 1965 Carousel album ran over 50 minutes (very long for an LP and not bad even for the 1987 CD reissue), notably including a version of the opening scene between Billy Bigelow (Raitt) and Julie Jordan (Eileen Christy) that ran over nine-and-a-half minutes. As such, this was the most complete version of the score yet released. The 48-year-old Raitt, with many performances of the show under his belt, was more mannered than the 28-year-old Raitt had been, but he still owned the role, and the rest of the cast was good. With Rodgers looking on, this Carousel outdistanced the 1956 movie soundtrack, and, if it was not as fresh as the original Broadway cast recording, came a close second.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/13/1994
Label:
Rca Victor Broadway
UPC:
0090266807123
catalogNumber:
68071

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Original Cast Recording   Primary Artist
John Raitt   Vocals,Track Performer
Jerry Orbach   Vocals,Track Performer
Franz Allers   Conductor
Susan Watson   Track Performer
Reid Shelton   Vocals,Track Performer
Katherine Hilgenberg   Vocals,Track Performer
Eileen Christy   Vocals,Track Performer
Sue Watson   Vocals
Music Theater of Lincoln Center Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Music Theater of Lincoln Center Chorus   Choir, Chorus

Technical Credits

Franz Allers   Director,Musical Director
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Joe Linhart   Producer
Joaquin J. Lopes   Engineer
Ernie Oelrich   Engineer
George R. Marek   Producer
Agnes de Mille   Choreographer
Edward Greenberg   Director
Peter Hunt   Lighting Supervisor
Paul C. McGuire   Production Design
Stanley Simmons   Costume Design
Don Walker   Orchestration
Ernest Oelrich   Engineer

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Carousel [1965 Broadway Revival Cast] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The magic, the sounds and smells of the carnival come alive when you hear and see the shiny, colorful horses of The Carousel begin to trot in circular motion! This show was is my all time favorite Broadway show, musical and story. Not often can a father come back from heaven, if only for a short time, to see how his little girl grew up. It is tempting to think that can really happen. The story set in new England with such beautiful music will always be a classic! Every time I go to a clambake or see the Carousel I relive this Rogers and Hammerstein story.