Monday, May 12, 2008

"Allegro" to get new cast album...?

Browsing through the news section of Liz Callaway's website, I came across this recent update:

Liz recently recorded two songs for the new recording of the show ALLEGRO. Among those also appearing on the CD will be Patrick Wilson and Judy Kuhn. Liz recorded “The Gentlemen Is a Dope” and “Allegro”.

I'm hoping for a complete studio cast recording as the original Broadway cast album of this legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein obscurity is considerably abridged (no overture and a length of thirty-three minutes). Given that the show is the most experimental of the R&H canon, it would be nice to have it on record in its entirety, to give us a better idea of the overall scope and size of the show. Unfortunately, when it was presented as the premiere Encores! vehicle in 1994, no one thought to record it. Hopefully this will change in the near future. Anyone hear anything about this?

2 comments:

SarahB said...

Love, love, love Liz but I love Bernadette's The Gentleman is a Dope even more. I'm sure I'll listen anyway.

Theatre Aficionado at Large said...

Have you heard Christine Ebersole's?