Although I did not win a column award this year, I am very proud of the fact that I have consistently been nominated for my performances every year th...
Nomination Streak Continues
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Singing on an Official Cast Recording
May 1, 2015
You can now hear me sing as a part of the cast of an official cast recording of 'The Golden Apple'. Last year I was privileged to be a part of an amazing revival of an old Latouche and Moross musical 'The Golden Apple'. In the days of its initial Broadway production, it was rare to have an extended recording of musicals. As such, the only recording of this beautiful musical was a recording that cut most of the music of the show (the show is sung thru like Les Miserables). So the owners decided that a full production recording was needed. The Lyric production involved a full restoration of the original show and recordings of the production were made, and the record label PS Classics has produced a full show 2 CD recording of the full show.
The Two disk set can be purchased at psclassics.com/cd_goldenapple.html or from iTunes.
Composer Jerome Moross and librettist John Latouche's THE GOLDEN APPLE premiered in 1954. Its blend of American folklore and Greek myth, popular entertainment and high art, and musical comedy and operatic drama "stood Manhattan on its ear," winning the New York Drama Critics' Circle prize for Best Musical (the first Off-Broadway show to do so) and spawning the standard "Lazy Afternoon." Yet, sadly, this 135-minute through-sung musical was preserved only in a 48-minute LP, and after a short-lived transfer to Broadway, THE GOLDEN APPLE all but slipped into obscurity.
In November of 2014, the Lyric Stage of Irving, Texas, mounted a fully-staged revival of THE GOLDEN APPLE, featuring an orchestra of 38 and a 43-member cast, and PS Classics was there to preserve the score in its entirety.
Featuring nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded music and the complete libretto, PS Classics' deluxe two-disc cast recording of THE GOLDEN APPLE gives new life to a musical milestone of the American theatre.