Thoroughly Modern Millie [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

Thoroughly Modern Millie [Original Broadway Cast Recording]

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Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a revised adaptation of the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews as the husband-hungry flapper with a heart of gold and a nose for trouble. The Broadway score adds new songs by Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan to the film’s existing tunes, bringing a contemporary sheen to the project. A fun new show aboutSee more details below

Overview

Nominated for 11 Tony Awards, Thoroughly Modern Millie is a revised adaptation of the 1967 film starring Julie Andrews as the husband-hungry flapper with a heart of gold and a nose for trouble. The Broadway score adds new songs by Jeanine Tesori and Dick Scanlan to the film’s existing tunes, bringing a contemporary sheen to the project. A fun new show about the good old days, Thoroughly Modern Millie is what Broadway musical theater in 2002 is all about.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
It has been observed that Broadway has long since become a group of virtual repertory theaters in which revivals of successful musicals from decades past rule the roost. The next-best thing to an outright revival, perhaps, is a "new" show based on old material and employing at least some of the old music. The Producers, the hit of the 2000-2001 season, fits that description, and so does the hit of the 2001-2002 season, Thoroughly Modern Millie. The work began as a movie musical written as a vehicle for Julie Andrews in 1967, using mostly vintage music true to its 1922 setting, but with a title song by Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen and a few other newly written Jazz Age-style numbers. The trifle of a plot, about a small-town girl coming to the big city to seek a rich husband (ho-hum), was just an excuse to parade flapper costumes through production numbers. Although it tapped into a brief vogue for the 1920s in the mid-'60s, the film was more a curiosity than anything else. But young Dick Scanlon seems to have been entranced, and he eventually talked screenwriter Richard Morris into collaborating on a stage version. He also wrote lyrics to a bunch of new songs with Jeanine Tesori. The result remains weightless and retro, the best songs being the originals (which means Jay Thompson's "Jimmy" and Victor Herbert's "Ah, Sweet Mystery of Life," in addition to the title song). Gilbert & Sullivan and Tchaikovsky are also referenced. The cast is led by the aggressive Sutton Foster, who seems to be channeling film co-star Mary Tyler Moore, not Andrews. This is not a musical likely to be worthy of revival itself in 35 years, but it is deeply in Broadway tradition, a throwback to an earlier, sillier time.
Billboard
The best cast album of 2002: distinctly nostalgic but throughly modern.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/11/2002
Label:
Rca Victor Broadway
UPC:
0090266395927
catalogNumber:
63959
Rank:
2056

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Tracks

  1. Overture  - Mark Johnson
  2. Not for the Life of Me  - Sutton Foster
  3. Thoroughly Modern Millie (for the film "Thoroughly Modern Millie")  - Kate Baldwin
  4. Not for the Life of Me (reprise)  - Kate Baldwin
  5. How the Other Half Lives  - Sutton Foster
  6. Not for the Life of Me (reprise)  - Francis Jue
  7. The Speed Test (after Sir Arthur Sullivan)  - Kate Baldwin
  8. They Don't Know
  9. The Nuttycracker Suite  - Mark Johnson
  10. What Do I Need with Love?  - Gavin Creel
  11. Only In New York  - Sheryl Lee Ralph
  12. Jimmy (for the musical play "Thoroughly Modern Millie")  - Sutton Foster
  13. Back at Work  - Sutton Foster
  14. Forget About The Boy  - Kate Baldwin
  15. Ah! Sweet Mystery of Life / I'm Falling in Love with Someone (after Vic  - Marc Kudisch
  16. I Turned the Corner / I'm Falling in Love with Someone (after Victor He  - Sutton Foster
  17. Muquin (after "Mammy")  - Francis Jue
  18. Long as I'm Here With You  - Darren Lee
  19. Gimme Gimme  - Sutton Foster
  20. Finale (after Jimmy Van Heusen)  - Kate Baldwin
  21. Final Bows  - Mark Johnson

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Original Cast Recording   Primary Artist,Indexed Contributor
Walt Weiskopf   Woodwind
Emily Mitchell   Harp
Martin Agee   Violin
Jack Cavari   Banjo,Guitar,Ukulele
Stephanie Cummins   Celli
Charles Descarfino   Percussion
Glenn Drewes   Trumpet
Larry Farrell   Tenor Trombone
Lawrence Feldman   Woodwind
Barry Finclair   Violin
Karl Kawahara   Violin
Richard Locker   Celli
Brian O'Flaherty   Trumpet
Laura Seaton   Violin
Allen Won   Woodwind
Lawrence Yurman   Piano,Celeste
Warren Odze   Drums
Caryl Paisner   Celli
Angela Christian   Vocals
Belinda Whitney   Violin
Eric Degioia   Violin
Richard Rood   Violin
Sheryl Lee Ralph   Vocals
Anik Oulianine   Celli
Laura Oatts   Violin
Lawrence Goldberg   Conductor,Keyboards
JoAnn M. Hunter   Vocals
Marc Kudisch   Vocals
Joyce Chittick   Vocals
Gavin Creel   Vocals
Alisa Klein   Vocals
Ray Kilday   Bass
Casey Nicholaw   Vocals
Jessica Grové   Vocals
Dave Eggers   Vocals
Francis Jue   Vocals
Noah Racey   Vocals
Sutton Foster   Vocals
Megan Sikora   Vocals
Brandon Wardell   Vocals
Kate Baldwin   Vocals
Thomas Reid   Vocals
Catherine Bell   Vocals
Thoroughly Modern Millie Cast Ensemble   cast
Darren Lee   Vocals
Jeff Nelson   Tuba,Bass Trombone
Anne-Lisa Nathan   Vocals

Technical Credits

Ralph Burns   Orchestration
Douglas Besterman   Orchestration
Sammy Cahn   Lyricist
David Chase   Dance Arrangement
Tom Lazarus   Engineer
Michael Mayer   Direcccion de Cuerdas
Jay David Saks   Producer
Michael Rafter   Music Direction
Bill Rosenfield   Executive Producer
Angela Christian   Contributor
Janene Higgins   Art Direction
Jay Thompson   Lyricist
Sheryl Lee Ralph   Contributor
Rida Johnson Young   Composer
Jonathon Weston   Sound Design
Pat Sosnow   Stage Manager
Terrence Dwyer   Managing Director
McAnuff   Artistic Director
Jeanine Tesori   Vocal Arrangements
Aldrin Gonzalez   Contributor
JoAnn M. Hunter   Contributor
T. Oliver Reid   Contributor
Marc Kudisch   Contributor
Kenny Davenport   Company Manager
Joyce Chittick   Contributor
Gavin Creel   Contributor
Casey Nicholaw   Contributor
Melissa Bell Chait   Contributor
Jessica Grové   Contributor
Dave Eggers   Contributor
Francis Jue   Contributor
Julie Connors   Contributor
Noah Racey   Contributor
Sutton Foster   Contributor
Amy Heggins   Contributor
Dick Scanlan   Liner Notes
Megan Sikora   Contributor
Catherine Brunell   Contributor
Gregg Goodbrod   Contributor
Brandon Wardell   Producer
Anne L. Nathan   Contributor
Kate Baldwin   Contributor
Darren Lee   Contributor

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