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Ahrens & Flaherty: Words & Music
with Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, Jason Danieley, & Marin Mazzie
Saturday, November 10, 2007 2p matinee
Broadway by the Bay, San Mateo, CA

 

"The Show Biz" (with alternate lyrics) from Ragtime
"Larger Than Life" from My Favorite Year
"Love Who You Love" from A Man of No Importance
"The Streets of Dublin" from A Man of No Importance
"At the Beginning" from Anastasia
"Once Upon a December" from Anastasia
"Journey to the Past" from Anastasia
"Speaking French" from Lucky Stiff
"Dog Versus You" from Lucky Stiff
"Mama Will Provide" from Once on This Island
"It's Possible" from Seussical
"Opposite You" from The Glorious Ones
"Ragtime" (piano instrumental) from Ragtime
"Our Children" from Ragtime
"Make Them Hear You" from Ragtime
Goodbye My Love/Back to Before" from Ragtime
"Ragtime" (vocal) from Ragtime
"Legacy" from a new musical
"I Was Here" from The Glorious Ones
"Nice" from Lucky Stiff

 

Beauty and the Beast - The German Version

Die Schöne und das Biest -Das deutsche Original

 

Germany, Köln, March 4, 1999 , MusicalDome

Cast: (Biest) Yngve Gasoy Romdal, (Belle) Sanni Luis, (Vater) Chris Murray, (Fee) Collen Besett, (Ilse) Sonja Schatz, (Mathilde) Sylvia Moss, (Gustav) Martin Sommerlatte

Rare recording of the german version of Beauty and the Beast. Very good quality, seems to be a soundboard recording!

Rate: A+

 

Cabaret


26th March 1999 Tour, LA
Cast: Norbert Leo Butz, Teri Hatcher, Dick Latessa, Rick Holmes, Andy Taylor, Barbara Andrews, Jeanine Morick

Rate: B

 

Camelot

 

Broadway, 1960, Majestic Theatre

Cast: Richard Burton (Arthur), Julie Andrews (Guenevere), Robert Goullet (Lancelot), John Cullum, Roddy McDowall, Mary Sue Berry, James Gannon, Bruce Yarnell

Note: Likely a preview performance, as "Take Me to the Fair" is missing and replaced with a reprise of "Lusty Month of May"

Rate: B

 

Bad Hersfeld, 2005

Cast: Yngve Gasoy Romdal, Andrea Malek, Aris Sas, Mario Ramos, Erich Schleyer, Miriam Japp, Sigrid Brandstetter, André Bauer, Dietmar Seidner, Hans Steunzer

Rate: B

 

Chicago

 

Broadway, 1975, Soundboard

Cast: Chita Rivera, Liza Minnelli, Jerry Orbach

Amazing quality for a 30-year-old audio; from when Liza filled in for Gwen Verdon on Broadway for a few weeks.

Rate: A-

 

Toronto, 25st February 1999

Cast: Ute Lemper (Velma), Chita Rivera (Roxie), Ben Vereen (Billy Flynn)

Notes: some of the tracks have a garbled buzzing sound

Rate: A-

 

Broadway, 12st August 2001

Cast: Nana Visitor (Roxie), Anna Montanaro (Velma), Brent Barrett (Billy), Ray Bokhour (Amos), Jennifer Holliday (Mama), Dan LoBuono (Fred Casley)

Rate: A 

 

Chicago - Broadway - 1/7/07 *Evening*
Bebe Neuwirth, Brenda Braxton, Huey Lewis, Roz Ryan, Raymond Bokhour 
Great audio. The whole cast was amazing, but Huey has a cold. Unfortunately, it showed a little. Not tracked.

Rate: A- 

 

Curtains

 

Los Angeles Tryout, 6th August 2006, Ahmanson Theatre

Cast: David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Jill Paice, Edward Hibbert, John Bolton, Michael X. Martin, Michael McCormick, Noah Racey, Megan Sikora, Robert Walden
Rate: B-

 

Los Angeles Tryout, 9th September 2006
Cast: David Hyde Pierce, Debra Monk, Karen Ziemba, Jason Danieley, Jill Paice, Edward Hibbert, John Bolton, Michael X. Martin, Michael McCormick, Noah Racey, Megan Sikora, Robert Walden

Rate: B

 

Deuce

 

Broadway, 24 June 2007
Cast: Angela Landsbury and Marian Seldes

Rate: A- 

Dorian Workshop 

 

13th May 2003
Cast: Kevin Bailey, Max von Essen

Rate: B-

 

Dreamgirls

 

Broadway, 20th December 1981, Opening Night, Soundboard

Cast: Jennifer Holliday, Sheryl Lee Ralph, Lorrell Robinson, Ben Harney, Cleavant Derricks, Obba Babatunde, Deborah Burrell,Vondie Curtis-Hall

Rate: A-

 

Evita
 
Original Broadway Cast, 25 September 1979, Opening Night
Cast: Patti Lupone, Mandy Patinkin
Rate: A-

 

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living In Paris

 

Broadway, 30th July 2006

Cast: Robert Cuccioli, Natascia Diaz, Gay Marshall, Drew Sarich

Rate: A-

 

Jekyll and Hyde

 

Broadway, Plymouth Theatre, 14th October 2000

Cast: Sebastian Bach, Coleen Sexton, Andrea Rivette

Rate: B-

 

Hairspray

 

Broadway, 31 January 2003
Cast: Shoshana Bean (Tracy), Harvey Fierstein (Edna), Matthew Morrison (Link), Kerry Butler (Penny)

Rate: A

 

Lapdog & Wildcat

 

2003, Vienna
Cast: Drew Sarich, Anne Mandrella

Rate: A

 

Lestat

 

San Francisco, 28th January 2006

Cast: Hugh Panaro (Lestat), Carolee Carmello (Gabrielle), Drew Sarich (Armand), Jim Stanek (Louis), Roderick Hill (Nicolas), Michael Genet (Marius), Allison Fischer (Claudia)

Rate: B-

 

Broadway, 27th May 2006

Cast: Drew Sarich (u/s Lestat), Carolee Carmello (Gabrielle), Sean MacLaughlin (u/s Armand), Chris Peluso (u/s Louis), Roderick Hill (Nicholas), Michael Genet (Marius), Allison Fischer (Claudia)

Rate: A

 

Legally Blonde


April 5, 2007 - Broadway
Cast: Laura Bell Bundy (Elle), Christian Borle (Emmett), Richard Blake (Warner), Kate Shindle (Vivienne), Michael Rupert (Callahan), Orfeh (Paulette), Leslie Kritzer (Serena), Annaleigh Ashford (Margot), DeQuina Moore (Pilar), Nikki Snelson (Brooke/Shandi), Kate Wetherhead (Chutney/Kate), Andy Karl (Dewey/Kyle/etc), Natalie Joy Johnson (Enid), April Berry, Paul Canaan, Beth Curry , Amber Efé, Gaelen Gilliland (Mom/etc), Jason Gillman, Becky Gulsvig, Manuel Herrera (Nikos/etc), Nick Kenkel, Michelle Kittrell, Kevin Pariseau (Dad/etc), Matthew Risch (Carlos/etc), Jason Patrick Sands, Noah Weisberg
Rate: A-

 

15 July 2007 Evening - New York (Palace Theatre)
Cast: Laura Bell Bundy (Elle), Christian Borle (Emmett), Orfeh (Paulette), Richard H. Blake (Warner), Tracy Jai Edwards* (Vivienne), Kevin Pariseau* (Professor Callahan), Leslie Kritzer (Serena), Annaleigh Ashford (Margot), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Pilar), Nikki Snelson (Brooke), Kate Wetherhead (Chutney/Kate), Natalie Joy Johnson (Enid), Manuel Herrera (Nikos/Padamadan), Andy Karl (Grandmaster Chad/Dewey/Kyle), Jason Gilman* (Dad), Rod Harrelson* (in the rest of Kevin Pariseau's track).

Rate: B

 

July 29, 2007, Broadway

Cast: Becky Gulsvig (u/s Elle), Christian Borle, Orfeh, Richard H. Blake, Kate Shindle, Michael Rupert, Nikki Snelson, Annaleigh Ashford, Tracy Jai Edwards, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Andy Karl

Rate: A


August 30, 2007 - Broadway
Cast: Laura Bell Bundy (Elle), Andy Karl (u/s Emmett), Richard Blake (Warner), Kate Shindle (Vivienne), Michael Rupert (Callahan), Orfeh (Paulette), Tracy Jai Edwards (Serena), Annaleigh Ashford (Margot), Asmeret Ghebremichael (Pilar), Nikki Snelson (Brooke), Kate Wetherhead (Chutney/Kate), Matthew Risch (u/s Dewey/Kyle), Natalie Joy Johnson (Enid), Nathan Balser, April Berry, Paul Canaan, Cara Cooper (u/s Stenographer/etc), Amber Efé (saleswoman/judge), Gaelen Gilliland (Mom/etc), Jason Gillman, Rod Harrelson (u/s Carlos/Grandmaster Chad) Manuel Herrera (Nikos/etc), Nick Kenkel, Michelle Kittrell (DA/etc), Kevin Pariseau (Dad/etc), Noah Weisberg (Aaron/etc)
Note: There is about 20 minutes missing in Act 1 - from "Blood in the Water" until "Chip on Your Shoulder." However, the only Andy-as-Emmett stuff missing are his few lines right after "Blood in the Water" and right before "Chip on Your Shoulder"
Rate: A

 

September 6, 2007, Broadway

Cast: Annaleigh Ashford (u/s Elle), Noak Weisberg (u/s Emmett), Richard Blake, Kate Shindle, Kevin Pariseau (u/s Callahan), Orfeh, Tracy Jai Edwards, Becky Gulsvig (u/s Margot) Asmeret Ghebremichael, Nikki Snelson, Lindsay Nicole Chambers (u/s Becky's track), Andy Karl, Cara Cooper (u/s DA), Jason Gillman(u/s Dad) Rod Harrelson (u/s Winthrop/Jason's track) Rusty Mowery (u/s Aaron)

Rate: A


MTV Taping
Tuesday, September 18, 2007, 8pm
Palace Theatre, NY
Cast: Laura Bell Bundy [Elle], Christian Borle [Emmett], Richard H. Blake [Warner], Kate Shindle [Vivienne], Michael Rupert [Callahan], Orfeh [Paulette], Tracy Jai Edwards [Serena], Annaleigh Ashford [Margot], Asmeret Ghebremichael [Pilar], Nikki Snelson [Brooke/Shandi], Kate Wetherhead [Chutney/Kate], Andy Karl [Grandmaster Chad/Dewey/Kyle], Natalie Joy Johnson [Enid], Nick Balser, April Berry, Paul Canaan, Beth Curry, Amber Efé, Gaelen Gilliland [Mom, etc.], Jason Gillman, Becky Gulsvig, Manuel Herrera [Nikos, etc.], Nick Kenkel, Michelle Kittrell, Kevin Pariseau [Dad, etc.], Matthew Risch [Carlos, etc.], Noah Weisberg

Rate:A

 

Laurence O'Keefe at Birdland -- September 24, 2007

(Legally Blonde)
Cast: Nikki Snelson, Annaleigh Ashford, Gaelen Gilliland, Becca Ayers, Kate Wetherhead, Farah Alvin, Kevin Pariseau, Mo Rocca, Miguel Cervantes, and Eric Leviton

Rate: A

 

The Lord of the Rings

 

Germany, Berlin, 1998/1999

Promo CD of this Musical. Biggest Flopp in the history of gemany musical history (ca. 13 Million Euros). It was recorded life in the theater, and was only for use in the theater during the intermission.

It´s NOT the same music, which you can know hear in the Toronto production.

These are the songs:

1) Sam + Rosie (Liebeslied)

2) Beutelings

3) Mein Schatz

4) Drachenlied

5) Meisterdieb

6) Ring der Macht

Rate: A+ Soundboard

 

Toronto, 12th March 2006

Cast: Brent Carver (Gandalf),James Loye (Frodo), Michael Therriault (Gollum), Evan

Buliung (Aragon), Richard McMillan (Saruman), Peter Howe (Sam), Dylan Roberts (Merry), Owen Sharpe (Pippin), Gabriel Burrafato (Legolas), Dion Johnstone (Boromir), Carly Street (Arwin), Victor A. Young (Elrond), Kerry Dorey (Théoden), Kristin Galer (Rosie)

Nice Recording, a bit calmly. I like the Music and the choir scenes. The Music is as great as the moviesoundtracks, but different!

There are three acts, and each act is a single .wav file

Rate: B

 

London, 19 May 2007 Evening, (Previews)
Cast: (Bilbo) Terence Frisch, (Sam) Peter Howe, (Rosie) Kirsty Malpass, (Frodo) James Loye, (Gandalf) Malcolm Storry, (Pippin) Owen Sharpe, (Merry) Richard Henders, (Elranien) Alexandra Bonnet, (Saruman) Brian Protheroe, (Barliman) Tim Parker, (Aragorn) Robbie Scotcher [u/s], (Bill Ferny/Treebeard) Michael Hobbs, (Glorfindel) Alma Ferovic, (Arwen) Rosalie Craig, (Elrond) Andrew Jarvis, (Boromir) Steven Miller, (Gimli) Sevan Stephan, (Legolas) Michael Rouse, (Gollum) Michael Therriault, (Haldir) Wayne Fitzsimmons, (Galadriel) Laura Michelle Kelly, (The Steward of Men) Tim Morgan.

Rate: B

 

 

My Fair Lady

 

Australian Cast, 1998

Cast: Anthony Warlow, Suzanne Johnston, Jodie McGaw, Ron Hardnick
Note: Amazing-quality audio and great performances all around, although it's missing 'Wouldn't It Be Lovely' and 'A Little Bit of Luck'. Anthony Warlow has great comic timing in this one.

Rate: A-

Napoleon

17th February 2001, London
Cast: Uwe Kröger, Anastasia Barzee, David Burt, Nigel Richards, Sarah Ingram, Jody Crosier, Nick Pound, Lynsey Britton, David Arniel, Teddy Kempner
Rate: B+

Rebecca

Austria, Vienna, 20. September 2006

Cast: Wietske Van Tongeren ("Ich"), Uwe Kröger (Maxim de Winter), Susan Rigvava-Dumas (Mrs. Danvers), Carsten Lepper (Jack Favell), Carin Filipcic (Mrs. Van Hopper), Kerstin Ibald (Beatrice), André Bauer (Frank Crawley), Norberto Bertassi (Ben), Thomas Bayer (Oberst Julyan), Marcel Meyer (Giles), Kai Peterson (Horridge), Andreas Kammerzelt (Frith), Oliver Mülich (Robert)

Note: Recording of the first Preview of the new Kunze/Levay Musical "Rebecca", based on Daphne du Maurier. Great quality, and a very strong cast.

Rate: A-

 

Austria, Vienna, 13. October 2006

Cast: Wietske van Tongeren (Ich), Uwe Kröger (Maxim), Susan Rigvava-Dumas (Mrs Danvers), Carin Filipcic (Mrs Van Hopper), Kerstin Ibald (Beatrice), Carsten Lepper (Jack Favell), Andre Bauer (Frank Crawley)

Note: Only Act One !

Rate: B

 

The Phantom of the Opera

 

Sydmonton Workshop, July 1985, Act One only

Cast: Colm Wilkinson, Sarah Brightman, Clive Carter

Rate: B

 

London, 26th September 1986 (First Preview)

Cast: Michael Crawford, Sarah Brightman, Steve Barton, John Savident, David Firth, Rosemary Ashe, Mary Millar, John Aaron, Janet Devenish.

An absolutely amazingly clear audio of the first ever public performance of Phantom. Wonderful to hear! Crawford flubs the opening lyrics to "Down Once More".

Rate: B+

 

Broadway, 26 September 1990

Cast: Steve Barton, Rebecca Luker, Gary Lindemann

Note: For it´s age a very great recording.

Rate: B+/B

 

Austria, Vienna, 1991

Cast: Alexander Goebel, Colleen Bessett, Andrew Hambly-Smith

Rate: A-

 

London, 3th January 2001

Cast: Scott Davies, Deborah Dutcher, Matthew Cammelle, David Fortune, Mark Siney, Shan Cothi, Janet Murphy, Hayley Driscoll and Jeremy Secomb.

Almost soundboard quality

Rate: A

 

Denmark, Copenhagen, 6th October 2001

Cast: Peter Jorde (Phantom), Hanne Damme (Christine), Bjorn Olsson (Raoul), Vera Borisova (Carlotta), Marcello Ronchietto (Piangi), Morten Staugaard (André), Steen Springborg (Firmin), J. Brorsen (Buquet, Firechief), Ronn Ealy (Don Attilio), Kristian Flor (Auctioneer)

Rate: A-

 

Broadway, 26. September 1990

Cast: Steve Barton, Rebecca Luker, Gary Lindemann

Note: For it´s age a very great recording!

Rate: B+

 

Pirate Queen

 

Chicago, 03 October 2006

Cast: Stephanie J. Block, Linda Balgord, Hadley Fraser, Jeff McCarthy

Note: First preview. The bitrate is 80 kbps, but it's still a nice recording

Rate: B+

 

Robin Hood

 

Germany, Bremen, 21 January 2006

Cast: Jesper Tydén, Ethan Freeman, Daniela Ziegler

Rate: A

 

Tanz der Vampire

 

Germany, Hamburg, 17 April 2004

Cast: Thomas Borchert, Frederik Wickerts, Jessica Kessler, Werner Bauer, Jesse Webb, Jan Merchant, Anna Thoren, Norbert Kohler, Kai Helm

Thomas as its best! This time the whole cast is very strong, and you can feel that they grow in they roles!

Rate: A+

Germany, Hamburg, 17 April 2004 (matinee)
Cast: Felix Martin (Krolock), Gabriella Mezofi (Sarah), Patrick Mares (Alfred), Oliver Heim (Professor Abronsius), Frank Winkels (Chagal), Jan Merchant (Rebecca), Anna Thoren (Magda), Norbert Kohler (Herbert), Kai Helm (Koukol)
Rate: A-

Germany, Hamburg, 6th January 2005
Cast: Thomas Borchert, Jessica Kessler, Frederik Wickerts
Note: Soundboard
Rate: A+

Tarzan
 
February 15, 2007
Cast: Nicholas Rodriguez (u/s Tarzan) , Jenn Gambatese (Jane), Merle Dandridge (Kala), Shuler Hensley (Kerchak), Chester Gregory II (Terk), Alex Rutherford (Young Tarzan), Tim Jerome (Prof. Porter), Donnie Keshawarz (Clayton), Joshua Kobak (u/s "Son of Man" lead vocals)
Rate: A-

The Three Penny Opera

 

Broadway, Studio 54, 6th April 2006

Cast: (Macheath) Alan Cumming, (Polly Peachum) Nellie Mckay, (Mr Peachum) Jim Dale, (Mrs Peachum) Ana Gasteyer, (Jenny) Cindy Lauper

Rate: A-

 

Sweeney Todd


1st March 1979, Opening Night Soundboard
Cast: Len Cariou (Sweeney Todd), Angela Lansbury (Mrs. Lovett), Victor Garber (Anthony), Ken Jennings (Tobias), Sarah Rice (Johanna), Joaquin Romaguera (Pirelli), Edmund Lyndeck (Judge Turpin), Jack Eric Williams (The Beadle), Merle Louise (Beggar Woman), Robert Ousley (Jonas Fogg)

Rate: A

 

Xanadu
24 June 2007, Matinee
Cast: Kerry Butler, Cheyenne Jackson (Sonny), Tony Roberts, Mary Testa, Jackie Hoffmann, Andre Ward, Curtis Holbrook, Marty Thomas, Anika Larsen, Kenita Miller

Rate:


August 27, 2008 - Broadway
Cast: Kerry Butler (Kira), Cheyenne Jackson (Sonny), Tony Roberts (Danny), Mary Testa (Melpomene), Whoopi Goldberg (Calliope), Curtis Holbrook (Thalia/etc), Patti Murin (Euterpe/etc), Kenita Miller (Erato/etc), Marty Thomas (u/s Terpsicore/etc)

Rate:

 

The Woman in White

Broadway, 19 February 2006 

Cast: Maria Friedman, Norman Large (Fosco u/s), Jill Paice, Adam Brazier, Angela Christian, Ron Bohmer, Walter Charles

Note: Final Broadway performance

Rate: A-

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