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Encores from Encores!

  • 1. Do Re Mi, musical: Overture - The Orchestra
    2. Do Re Mi, musical: Make Someone Happy - Brian Stokes Mitchell
    3. Do Re Mi, musical: All My Life - Nathan Lane
    4. Tenderloin, musical play: Tommy, Tommy - Sarah Uriarte Berry
    5. Tenderloin, musical play: Good Clean Fun
    6. Tenderloin, musical play: My Gentle Young Johnny - Debbie Gravitte
    7. Call Me Madam, musical: The Hostess with the Mostes' on the Ball - Tyne Daly
    8. Call Me Madam, musical: It's a Lovely Day - Lewis Cleale/Melissa Errico
    9. Babes in Arms, musical: Where or When - Erin Dilly/David Campbell
    10. Babes in Arms, musical: Johnny One Note
    11. Babes in Arms, musical: I Wish I Were in Love Again - Christopher Fitzgerald/Jessica Stone
    12. Pal Joey, musical: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
    13. Pal Joey, musical: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered - Bebe Neuwirth
    14. Pal Joey, musical: Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered
    15. I am loved, song (from "Out of this World") - Marin Mazzie
    16. Out of This World, musical: Nobody's Chasing Me - Andrea Martin
    17. From this moment on, song (from film "Kiss Me Kate") - Gregg Edelman/Marin Mazzie
    18. Boys from Syracuse, musical: Falling in Love with Love, The - Rebecca Luker
    19. Boys from Syracuse, musical: He and She, The - Mario Cantone
    20. Boys from Syracuse, musical: Sing For Your Supper, The - Sarah Uriarte Berry/Rebecca Luker
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 94771

  • Credits
    ProducerDan O'Leary; Judith Daykin; Hugh Fordin

    Performers includes: Nathan Lane, Patti Lupone, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Heather Headly, Tyne Daly, Andrea Martin, Bebe Neuwirth, David Ogden Stiers.
    Audio Remasterer: Alan Silverman.
    Liner Note Authors: Judith Daykin; Rob Fisher.
    Photographers: Gerry Goodstein; Arturo E. Porazzi.
    Unknown Contributor Roles: David Campbell ; David Ogden Stiers; Debbie Gravitte; Erin Dilly; Kathleen Marshall; Adolph Green; Lewis Cleale; Melissa Errico; Melissa Rain Anderson; Nathan Lane; Andrea Martin ; Patti LuPone; Sarah Uriarte Berry; Bebe Neuwirth; Tyne Daly; Betty Comden; Rebecca Luker; Heather Headley; Peter Gallagher.
    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. ~ William Ruhlmann

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