Encores from Encores!

Encores from Encores!

     
 

Starting in 1994, New York's City Center Theater began a series of concert performances of rarely heard Broadway musicals called Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert. The idea was to pick shows with good scores that had failed to reach their potential on-stage or did not get revived very often and perform the music in the original orchestrations, usingSee more details below

Overview

Starting in 1994, New York's City Center Theater began a series of concert performances of rarely heard Broadway musicals called Encores! Great American Musicals in Concert. The idea was to pick shows with good scores that had failed to reach their potential on-stage or did not get revived very often and perform the music in the original orchestrations, using current Broadway singers. Each show was done three times on a weekend in the winter, and each season consisted of three shows. Thus, with the tenth season in 2003, 30 musicals had been resurrected. By then, one of the performances, 1996's Chicago, had been transferred to a Broadway revival, where it was still playing; the series had been copied by theater companies all over the country; and DRG Records had released concert cast albums of seven of the shows, 1995's Call Me Madam, Pal Joey, and Out of This World, 1997's The Boys from Syracuse, 1999's Do Re Mi and Babes in Arms, and 2000's Tenderloin. This compilation is a best-of drawn from those seven albums. It represents music by some of Broadway's greatest songwriters: Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Rodgers & Hart, Jule Styne, Betty Comden & Adolph Green, and Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick. The performers are the cream of contemporary Broadway talent, including such marquee names as Tyne Daly, Peter Gallagher, Debbie Gravitte, Heather Headley, Nathan Lane, Rebecca Luker, Patti Lu Pone, Andrea Martin, Marin Mazzie, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Bebe Neuwirth. The compilation does not focus just on the hit songs that emerged from these lesser-known shows, but also finds good performance pieces that show off the talents of the stars, such as "All My Life" from Do Re Mi, turned into a tour de force by Lane. This is terrific material given outstanding treatments by talented performers.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/06/2003
Label:
Drg
UPC:
0021471477122
catalogNumber:
94771

Tracks

  1. Overture
  2. Make Someone Happy  - Brian Stokes Mitchell
  3. All My Life
  4. Tommy, Tommy  - Sarah Uriarte Berry
  5. Good Clean Fun
  6. My Gentle Young Johnny
  7. The Hostess with the Mostes' on the Ball
  8. It's a Lovely Day  - Melissa Errico
  9. Where or When  - Erin Dilly
  10. Johnny One Note  - Melissa Rain Anderson
  11. I Wish I Were in Love Again  - Jessica Stone
  12. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  13. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  14. Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
  15. I am loved, song (from "Out of this World")
  16. Nobody's Chasing Me  - Andrea Martin
  17. From this moment on, song (from film "Kiss Me Kate") [From Out of This
  18. Falling in Love with Love
  19. He and She  - Mario Cantone
  20. Sing For Your Supper  - Sarah Uriarte Berry

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Patti LuPone   Vocals
Bebe Neuwirth   Vocals
Paul Gemignani   Musical Direction
Andrea Martin   Vocals
Patrick Wilson   Vocals
Tyne Daly   Vocals
Nathan Lane   Vocals
David Ogden Stiers   Vocals
Marin Mazzie   Vocals
Peter Gallagher   Vocals
Debbie Gravitte   Vocals
Rebecca Luker   Vocals
Robert Fisher   Musical Direction
Gregg Edelman   Vocals
Rob Fisher   Musical Direction
Heather Headley   Vocals
Brian Stokes Mitchell   Vocals
Lewis Cleale   Vocals
Melissa Errico   Vocals
Christopher Fitzgerald   Vocals
Melissa Rain Anderson   Vocals
Sarah Uriarte Berry   Vocals
Mario Cantone   Vocals

Technical Credits

Irving Berlin   Lyricist
Luther Henderson   Orchestration
Sheldon Harnick   Lyricist
Patti LuPone   Contributor
Bebe Neuwirth   Contributor
Robert Russell Bennett   Orchestration
David Campbell   Contributor
Betty Comden   Lyricist,Contributor
Hugh Fordin   Producer,Executive Producer
Adolph Green   Lyricist,Contributor
Lorenz Hart   Lyricist
Irwin Kostal   Orchestration
Andrea Martin   Contributor
Cole Porter   Composer,Lyricist
Alan Silverman   Mastering,Remastering
Sam H. Stept   Composer
Jonathan Tunick   Orchestration
Don Walker   Orchestration
Tyne Daly   Contributor
Nathan Lane   Contributor
Cynthia Daniels   Engineering
David Ogden Stiers   Contributor
Peter Gallagher   Contributor
Debbie Gravitte   Contributor
Rebecca Luker   Contributor
Hans Spialek   Orchestration
Robert Fisher   Liner Notes,Music Direction
Judith Daykin   Producer,Liner Notes
Rob Fisher   Liner Notes
Dan O'Leary   Producer
Kathleen Marshall   Contributor
Heather Headley   Contributor
Lewis Cleale   Contributor
Melissa Errico   Contributor
Melissa Rain Anderson   Contributor
Sarah Uriarte Berry   Contributor
Erin Dilly   Contributor
Robert Kern   Cover Art

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