The Very Best of Broadway Musicals

The Very Best of Broadway Musicals

CD

Overview

Metro's The Very Best of Broadway Musicals collects renditions of Broadway classics from the '30s to the '90s, including such shows as 42nd Street, Beauty and the Beast, Aida, and Oklahoma, as performed by England's National Symphony Orchestra and a variety of international musical theater stars. Highlights include Jan Horvath's "All That Jazz" from Chicago, Deborah Myers' "Send in the Clowns" from A Little Night Music, Paul Manuel's "Maria" from West Side Story, and Katrina Murphy's "I Could've Danced All Night" from My Fair Lady. The collection features many of Broadway's most highly regarded songwriters and songwriting teams, such as Cole Porter and Stephen Sondheim, as well as Kander & Ebb, Rodgers & Hammerstein, and Lerner & Loewe, and nearly as many songs that transcend the boundaries of musical theater. "Singin' in the Rain," "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," and "Good Morning Starshine" are just a few of these; indeed, the only drawback to this collection is that it doesn't feature any original cast recordings. However, the track selections and performances are strong enough to make this a minor point for anyone but the most extreme musical theater purists.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2002
Label: Metro Music
UPC: 0698458108425
catalogNumber: 84

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Thomas Allen   Vocals,Track Performer
Michael Law   Conductor
Kim Criswell   Vocals,Track Performer
Sally Ann Triplett   Vocals,Track Performer
John Owen Edwards   Conductor
John Barrowman   Vocals,Track Performer
Piccadilly Dance Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
National Symphony Orchestra   Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Martin Yates   Conductor
Graham Bickley   Vocals,Track Performer
NSO Ensemble   Track Performer
Katrina Murphy   Vocals,Track Performer
Jan Horvath   Vocals
Sean McDermott   Vocals,Track Performer
Carolee Carmello   Vocals,Track Performer
Simon Bowman   Vocals,Track Performer
Diana Montague   Track Performer
Valerie Masterson   Vocals,Track Performer
Jerry Lanning   Vocals
Paul Manuel   Vocals
Steve Brooker   Conductor
Craig Barna   Conductor
Julian Kelly   Conductor
Chicago Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Deborah Myers   Vocals
James Graeme   Vocals
Caroline O'Connor   Vocals
Issy van Randwyck   Vocals
Paul Robinson   Vocals
Stephen Brooker   Conductor
Chorus Line Company   Vocals
Gary Mar   Vocals
Philharmonia Orchestra   Performing Ensemble

Technical Credits

Leonard Bernstein   Orchestration
Stephen Sondheim   Lyricist
Elton John   Composer
Larry Wilcox   Orchestration
Galt MacDermot   Orchestration
Robert Russell Bennett   Orchestration
Leslie Bricusse   Lyricist
Joe Darion   Lyricist
Dubin   Lyricist
Arthur Freed   Lyricist
Oscar Hammerstein   Lyricist
Edward Kleban   Lyricist
Irwin Kostal   Orchestration
Philip J. Lang   Orchestration
Alan Jay Lerner   Lyricist
Larry Moore   Orchestration
Cole Porter   Lyricist
Sid Ramin   Orchestration
Jonathan Tunick   Orchestration
Meredith Willson   Lyricist
Maury Yeston   Lyricist
Tim Rice   Composer
James Rado   Lyricist
John Yap   Producer
Rexton S. Bunnett   Liner Notes
Martin Yates   Orchestration
Fred Ebb   Lyricist
Frank Skinner   Orchestration
Jonathan Larson   Lyricist
Don Walker   Orchestration
Jonathan Larson   Lyricist

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