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Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by wdwfreak 2013-02-01 15:15:41


Carolee Carmello tweeted that the cast recording of Scandalous is being recorded today. This is the first I've heard of it happening.

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by Mr Roxy 2013-02-01 15:17:53


That came out of the blue. Wonder who is paying for it.

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by broadwaydevil 2013-02-01 15:21:16


Kathy Lee? Her show is a hit, I tell you and all hits deserve to be preserved for posterity!

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by Wynbish 2013-02-01 15:21:28


They should call it "Today with Ka-Ching Lee and Hoda"

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by egghumor 2013-02-01 17:23:00


Very funny, Wynbish. How about "Today with Ka-Ching Lee and Hoda Kot-Bee"

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-02-01 20:38:51


Yay!

I figured it would get recorded. You can't expect a show to be a popular licensed title these days without a reference recording. I doubt it will be, but a recording will help.

I wonder if the actor's Broadway contracts have expired by this point? I know equity requires the actors and musicians to receive twice their salary for a recording, but that's when the show is still running and the contracts are still valid. If the contracts have expired I believe the pay is negotiable and possibly makes the whole project cheaper now.

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by Visceral_Fella 2013-02-01 22:11:20


Somehow I'm not surprised. Still very random though.

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by Dave516 2013-02-02 00:52:55


I'm surprised, but not really surprised. Kathy Lee has likely put something into this because the other producers have already lost millions. Having a cast recording will help it as far as licensing goes, but I still don't see this becoming a popular title to be produced.

Regarding being cheaper since it has closed, Equity has a requirement that if a cast recording is made of a broadway show any time within a certain window (I believe it is either 6 or 9 months), the producers must use their Broadway cast to record the album. They would get paid the same amount they would have been guaranteed if the show was still running. If they want to avoid this expense or use other people in the album, they would have to wait until the window expires. This is why a recording was so long in the making for Frank Wildhorn's Dracula.

Scandalous is still well within this window, so the producers are not receiving any kind of price break here.

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by RippedMan 2013-02-02 01:28:49


I can't imagine the cast salaries were all that high anyway.

Do you think they will try to tour this? It should have played some places regionally first to get some buzz going. I've never seen a show that had so little buzz about it or such a little audience.

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by CATSNYrevival 2013-02-02 01:58:01


^It had 3 regional productions in 2005, 2007 and 2011. I think it was still called "Saving Aimee" though.

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by bwayphreak234 2013-02-02 02:15:50


Well it will be nice to have Rise Up and Such a Time as This on CD...

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by emilyfaye48 2013-02-02 02:35:59


It would have been a great tragedy if Mello's incredible vocal performance was not recorded for posterity

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by RippedMan 2013-02-02 02:54:25


She sounded great, just a horribly constructed show.

I don't mean to rehash it, but to have a show where the narrator is also the main character just doesn't really work in a musical. You can't give them these long winded passages and then have them sing a 4min song.

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Posted by Mr Roxy 2013-02-02 23:02:31


I thought it was a mistake having her play young aimee as well. It should have been done a different younger actress.

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Posted by mamaleh 2013-02-03 00:09:51


Heaven help me, I may have to listen to it just to hear "It's Just You" again--the only song I really liked in the show.

Scandalous Getting A Cast Recording
Posted by bryan 2013-02-03 18:36:40


just like cry baby was a hit and not on cd and it should be on cd