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    Though the original 1933 production of this Gershwin brothers romp suffered from fatal miscasting and mismanagement, what survived was a score described as "ravishing" by the New York Times, while "a couple of flat-out gorgeous love duets remind you that the Gershwins also wrote glistening evergreens like 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'" The version heard here restores elements of clarity and humor lost in the show’s brief run.

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Conducted by Eric Stern

    Cast
    William Katt, Golo/Michael Bramleigh
    John Cullum, Commissioner Bauer
    Arnetia Walker, Gita
    Michelle Nicastro, Ilse Bauer 
    Philip A. Chaffin, Karl Blau, chorus
    Patty Tiffany, Innkeeper, chorus
    Roberta Wall, Magda, chorus
    Peter Kevoian, Katz, chorus
    David Engel, Schultz, chorus

    Chorus
    Evelyn Halus, Carol Kline, Theresa Walden, soprano; Kimberly Herosian, Elana Pamm Latham, Lydia Lyons, alto; John DeLuise, Mark Piatelli, Larry Raben, Scott Thompson, tenor; Larry Daggett, Mark Kelley, Bryan Miller, Michael Zimmer, bass

    Orchestra
    Violin: Bruce Dukov, concertmaster; Robert Brosseau, Alan Grunfeld, Sheldon Sanov, Richard Altenbach, Darius Campo, Claudia Parducci, Robert Schumitzky,
    Viola: Ken Burward-Hoy, Michael Nowak, Janet Lakatos, Simon Oswell
    Cello: Armen Ksajikian, Dennis Karmazyn
    Bass: Arni Egilsson
    Woodwinds: Gary Foster, Douglas Masek, Gregory Huckins, Joel Timm
    French Horn: Todd Miller, John Reynolds
    Trumpet: Robert Findley, Warren Luening Jr.
    Trombone: William Booth
    Drums: Donald Williams
    Percussion: Thomas Raney
    Piano: Bryan Pezzone

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Produced by John McClure and Tommy Krasker
    Associate Producer: Evan Ross
    Recorded by Shawn Murphy
    Edited by Joel Moss
    Mastered by Ric Wilson
    Assistant engineers: Andy Bass, Bryan Carrigan, Paul Lundin, Jay Selvester, Brian Soucy
    Audio assistant: Susan Presson
    Orchestra contractor: Ken Watson
    Chorus contractor: Larry Daggett
    Musical preparation: JoAnn Kane
    Orchestration by Robert Russell Bennett, William Daly, Adolph Deutsch, and Russell Warner
    Vocal arrangements by Robert Webb

    All music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin

    Art direction and design: John William Costa
    Cover Photography: Underwood Photo Archives, SF

    Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Tuesday, June 21, 1994 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

79338

Number of Discs in Set: 
1disc
41
99
Wednesday, June 1, 1994 (All day)
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0
Artist Name: 
George & Ira Gershwin
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597933826BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497079162
Price: 
14.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

Though the original 1933 production of this Gershwin brothers romp suffered from fatal miscasting and mismanagement, what survived was a score described as "ravishing" by the New York Times, while "a couple of flat-out gorgeous love duets remind you that the Gershwins also wrote glistening evergreens like 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'" The version heard here restores elements of clarity and humor lost in the show’s brief run.

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Though the original 1933 production of this Gershwin brothers romp suffered from fatal miscasting and mismanagement, what survived was a score described as "ravishing" by the New York Times, while "a couple of flat-out gorgeous love duets remind you that the Gershwins also wrote glistening evergreens like 'Someone to Watch Over Me.'" The version heard here restores elements of clarity and humor lost in the show’s brief run.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Conducted by Eric Stern

Cast
William Katt, Golo/Michael Bramleigh
John Cullum, Commissioner Bauer
Arnetia Walker, Gita
Michelle Nicastro, Ilse Bauer 
Philip A. Chaffin, Karl Blau, chorus
Patty Tiffany, Innkeeper, chorus
Roberta Wall, Magda, chorus
Peter Kevoian, Katz, chorus
David Engel, Schultz, chorus

Chorus
Evelyn Halus, Carol Kline, Theresa Walden, soprano; Kimberly Herosian, Elana Pamm Latham, Lydia Lyons, alto; John DeLuise, Mark Piatelli, Larry Raben, Scott Thompson, tenor; Larry Daggett, Mark Kelley, Bryan Miller, Michael Zimmer, bass

Orchestra
Violin: Bruce Dukov, concertmaster; Robert Brosseau, Alan Grunfeld, Sheldon Sanov, Richard Altenbach, Darius Campo, Claudia Parducci, Robert Schumitzky,
Viola: Ken Burward-Hoy, Michael Nowak, Janet Lakatos, Simon Oswell
Cello: Armen Ksajikian, Dennis Karmazyn
Bass: Arni Egilsson
Woodwinds: Gary Foster, Douglas Masek, Gregory Huckins, Joel Timm
French Horn: Todd Miller, John Reynolds
Trumpet: Robert Findley, Warren Luening Jr.
Trombone: William Booth
Drums: Donald Williams
Percussion: Thomas Raney
Piano: Bryan Pezzone

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Produced by John McClure and Tommy Krasker
Associate Producer: Evan Ross
Recorded by Shawn Murphy
Edited by Joel Moss
Mastered by Ric Wilson
Assistant engineers: Andy Bass, Bryan Carrigan, Paul Lundin, Jay Selvester, Brian Soucy
Audio assistant: Susan Presson
Orchestra contractor: Ken Watson
Chorus contractor: Larry Daggett
Musical preparation: JoAnn Kane
Orchestration by Robert Russell Bennett, William Daly, Adolph Deutsch, and Russell Warner
Vocal arrangements by Robert Webb

All music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin

Art direction and design: John William Costa
Cover Photography: Underwood Photo Archives, SF

Executive Producer: Robert Hurwitz