CD Steel Pier (Original Broadway Cast Recording) (CD 676340),
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Steel Pier (Original Broadway Cast Recording)


  • 1. Steel Pier, musical: Overture
    2. Steel Pier, musical: Prelude
    3. Steel Pier, musical: Willing to Ride
    4. Steel Pier, musical: Everybody Dance
    5. Steel Pier, musical: Second Chance
    6. Steel Pier, musical: A Powerful Thing
    7. Steel Pier, musical: Dance With Me/The Last Girl
    8. Steel Pier, musical: The Shag
    9. Steel Pier, musical: Everybody's Girl
    10. Steel Pier, musical: Two Step
    11. Steel Pier, musical: Wet
    12. Steel Pier, musical: Harmonica Specialty
    13. Steel Pier, musical: Lovebird
    14. Steel Pier, musical: The Sprints
    15. Steel Pier, musical: Entr'acte
    16. Steel Pier, musical: Leave the World Behind
    17. Steel Pier, musical: Somebody Older
    18. Steel Pier, musical: Running in Place
    19. Steel Pier, musical: Two Little Words
    20. Steel Pier, musical: First You Dream
    21. Steel Pier, musical: Steel Pier
    22. Steel Pier, musical: Steel Pier (Reprise)
    23. Steel Pier, musical: Final Dance
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 902668878

  • Credits
    Producer
    Engineer

    Principal cast includes: Gregory Harrison, Karen Ziemba, Daniel McDonald.
    All music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb.
    John Kander and Fred Ebb's musical Steel Pier, with an original book by David Thompson, was set at a dance marathon held at the Steel Pier in Atlantic City in 1933. That it failed on Broadway in the spring of 1997 may be attributed both to the competition -- it was swamped by Titanic -- and to a peculiar plot twist: feeling that the subject matter was not dire enough, the creators decided that the leading man should be, well, dead. Typically, Kander and Ebb chose a dark story (their previous efforts include Cabaret, Chicago, and Kiss of the Spider Woman) and then wrote a lot of slick songs, few of which were integrated into the story, the intention being that the plot would add weight to the music and the music would give buoyancy to the plot. Composer Kander's primary influence came not from Broadway but from Hollywood, as he evoked the music Harry Warren wrote for Warner Bros. movie musicals like 42nd Street; Ebb's lyrics were as serviceable. ~ William Ruhlmann

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