Douglas Mayo reviews Kelli O’Hara and Patrick Wilson in the new cast recording of Brigadoon featuring the New York City Centre 2017 Cast.
Douglas Mayo reviews Desperate Measures, the Original Cast Recording on Sony Masterworks.
Douglas Mayo reviews the 2018 Broadway Cast Album of My Fair Lady by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner starring Lauren Ambrose and Harry Haddon-Paton.
Douglas Mayo reviews the Off Broadway cast recording of Spamilton – An American Parody by Gerard Alessandrini.
This new cast album is of such a high standard that there will doubtless be many new productions of Working around the globe as a result of this recording. It’s a first class calling card for this undervalued gem of a show.
As far as I’m concerned there is plenty of room for more great musicals and Calendar Girls is definitely one of those. Thankfully this cast album captures the magic of this incredible story to perfection.
That list of writers and the subject matter alone will probably have Broadway purists heading for the exits, but you know what? It works!
Menken’s score is melodic and catchy but with Ashman’s lyrics providing lush frosting these songs become thoroughly irresistible.