Kiss of the Spider Woman [Original Broadway Cast]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
John Kander and Fred Ebb's music for Kiss Of The Spider Woman tied for the 1993 Tony Award for Best Score with The Who's Tommy. The material seems ideal for the longstanding team, who have specialized in writing star vehicles notably for Liza Minnelli and have an interest in political themes Cabaret. Kiss, which is set in a South American prison and features a prisoner who dreams of a gaudy movie star, would seem to offer them opportunities for both elements. In practice, although Chita Rivera does her best as the title character, this is not on a par with Cabaret, which is to say, good but not great Kander/Ebb. Although it features the major performers from the ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
John Kander and Fred Ebb's music for Kiss Of The Spider Woman tied for the 1993 Tony Award for Best Score with The Who's Tommy. The material seems ideal for the longstanding team, who have specialized in writing star vehicles notably for Liza Minnelli and have an interest in political themes Cabaret. Kiss, which is set in a South American prison and features a prisoner who dreams of a gaudy movie star, would seem to offer them opportunities for both elements. In practice, although Chita Rivera does her best as the title character, this is not on a par with Cabaret, which is to say, good but not great Kander/Ebb. Although it features the major performers from the Broadway cast, this recording is not technically an original Broadway cast recording, but in fact an original London cast recording, since it was made in London at the time of the West End run, prior to the show's coming to Broadway.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/1993
  • Label: Rca Victor Broadway
  • UPC: 090266157921
  • Catalog Number: 61579

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Levine Andrade Violin, Viola
Lynne Baker Viola
Trevor Burley Cello
Phil Hernandez cast
Peter McCarthy Keyboards
Ray Rodriguez Vocals
Gary Schwartz cast
John Underwood Viola
Graham Ward Drums
Justin Ward Viola
John Whelan Woodwind
Pete Long Woodwind
Anthony Crivello Vocals
Adrian Lane Trombone
Dave Olney Bass
Duncan Smith Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Chita Rivera Vocals, cast
Jerry Christakos Vocals
Joshua Finkel Vocals
Herndon Lackey Vocals
Aurelio Padron Vocals
Jim Wilson Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Brent Carver Vocals
Robert Montano Vocals
Dan O'Grady Vocals
Kirsti Carnahan Vocals
Dick Morgan Cornet, Oboe
Graeme Scott Viola
Technical Credits
Kurt Weill Composer
Sheridan Morley Liner Notes
Andy Bradfield Engineer
Giles Cowley Engineer
Martin Levan Producer, Engineer
Andrew Thompson Digital Editing
Matt Howe Engineer
Chris Bandy Engineer
Garth H. Drabinsky Executive Producer
Andrew Thompson Engineer
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