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Favorite "Lost" Scores
Posted: 1/22/14 at 04:50pm
For the purposes of this thread, define a "lost" score as any score that didn't receive an original cast recording and hasn't had a relatively full commercial recording produced.

Funny Face
The New Yorkers
DuBarry Was A Lady
Around The World In 80 Days (Cole Porter)
Love Life
Something More
Hot Spot
How Do You Do, I Love You?
Gatsby (Leigh / Pockriss)
Smile
yfs
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Posted: 1/22/14 at 10:13pm
Nowhere to Go but Up
Dynamite Tonight
undercoveractor
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Posted: 1/23/14 at 12:11am
LOVE LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
tazber
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Posted: 1/23/14 at 12:21am
Welcome to the Club
Romance in Hard Times

And more currently:

The Nutty Professor - It's Hamlisch's last score, won't someone please record it?
....but the world goes 'round
sondheimboy2
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Posted: 1/23/14 at 11:36pm
Since over half of the score wasn't recorded, I would include "The Golden Apple."
"A coherent existance after so many years of muddle" - Desiree' Armfelt, A Little Night Music "Life keeps happening everyday, Say Yes" - 70, Girls, 70 "Life is what you do while you're waiting to die" - Zorba
dreamcoat12
Understudy
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 12:35am
Smile!
EricMontreal22
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 01:15am
Love Life, for sure.

God Bless You Mr Rosewater...
logan2
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 05:06am
Rachael Lily Rosenbloom (And Don't You Ever Forget It)
Marlowe
Dude
Homer Sweet Homer
Cry Baby
Merlin

I wouldn't say these were my favorite since I've never heard them, but the scores I wish I could hear.

Updated On: 1/24/14 at 05:06 AM
Mattbrain
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 09:46am
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Butters, go buy World of Warcraft, install it on your computer, and join the online sensation before we all murder you. --Cartman: South Park ATTENTION FANS: I will be played by James Barbour in the upcoming musical, "BroadwayWorld: The Musical."
Mr Roxy
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 11:22am
1600 did have a recording of sorts.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
sondheimboy2
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 11:42am
"Wind in the Willows" It ran a weekend back in the '80s. The leads were Nathan Lane, Vicki Lewis and David-James Carroll.

"Rainbow" It was the show that Vincent Youmans wrote after seeing "Showboat". It had lyrics and a book co-written by Oscar Hammerstein II and got pretty good reviews, but never found an audience.
"A coherent existance after so many years of muddle" - Desiree' Armfelt, A Little Night Music "Life keeps happening everyday, Say Yes" - 70, Girls, 70 "Life is what you do while you're waiting to die" - Zorba
tazber
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 12:46pm
Mail
Roza
....but the world goes 'round
ARTc3
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 01:23pm
Dude, too, had a recording of sorts. I own it.
ARTc3 formerly ARTc. Actually been a poster since 2004. My name isn't Art. Drop the "3" and say the signature and you'll understand.
ARTc3
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 01:28pm
I have always wanted to relive, What's a Nice Country Like You Doing In a State Like This. I saw this as a young man and loved it. I know there is a Toronto and London recording, but I have always wanted the New York cast which included, Betty Buckley and Priscilla Lopez.
ARTc3 formerly ARTc. Actually been a poster since 2004. My name isn't Art. Drop the "3" and say the signature and you'll understand.
Sally Durant Plummer
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 02:38pm
La Strada.
smallworld
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 02:45pm
Definitely Mata Hari.

There is the York Theatre cast recording of it, but it's pretty trimmed down from the original and doesn't use all of the original songs. I would love a full studio cast recording of it but I doubt it will ever happen.
South Fl Marc
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 04:38pm
" "Wind in the Willows" It ran a weekend back in the '80s. The leads were Nathan Lane, Vicki Lewis and David-James Carroll. "

Great cast but it was a truly awful show.

Now living in DC. I really have to change my name on the board.
Updated On: 1/24/14 at 04:38 PM
twinbelters
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 04:40pm
Rockabye Hamlet
Dangerous Music
Sensations
With Irma you gotta do something!
tazber
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 04:49pm
I didn't even know Dangerous Music had a production. I thought it perpetually "in development".

....but the world goes 'round
Demitri2
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 05:01pm
"Marilyn : An American Fable". I was always fond of Wally Harper's contribution "Cold Hard Cash".

"A Broadway Musical". I saw it and remember very little of the Charles Strouse/ Lee Adams score (other than a bunch of women behind me complaining at intermission how highly offended they were by the song "Yenta Power"). I'd like a recording of all of Strouse's scores and if I'm not mistaken that's the only one missing in my collection.

Mr Roxy
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 06:27pm
He did Marty and Minsky's as well


Dude has another recording of songs from it with Salome Bey.Rockabye has 10 track L.P. and their is a live audio recording of the whole show.I have both.

Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
Updated On: 1/24/14 at 06:27 PM
EricMontreal22
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 07:07pm
As far as I'm concerned (screw the Bernstein estate) tThe White House Cantata is not a good representation of 1600 Ave. It really does deserve a full on recording.
EricMontreal22
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 07:08pm
And I know I'll get some disagreement on this, but the Tales of the City musical -- as much as I love my live recording.
logan2
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 07:39pm
ARTc3, thanks for the heads up on DUDE - can't wait to hear it!
frontrowcentre2
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 07:59pm
On my shelf full of records is a set of about a dozen 12=-inch 78-rpm records made in the 1920s by the Victor Light Opera Company: "Gems from..." are just what the title implies.. a chorus with soloists presenting 4 1/2 minute medleys of vocal gems from then current shows. Some of these shows remained popular long enough to get full length studio cast or revival cast discs (NO NO NANETTE, ROSE MARIE, THE STUDENT PRINCE, THE VAGABOND KING, GOOD NEWS) but many others give tantalizing hints of scores filled with delightful melodies:

HONEYMOON LANE

QUEEN HIGH

RIO RITA

MERRY MERRY

THE LOVE SONG

MY MARYLAND

Many of these sides are on CD as part of the BROADWAY THROUGH THE GRAMOPHONE series.

When you look up the shows you find most are no longer performable because the plots
are so idiotic.(In one, two businessmen leave it to a game of cards to determine who
should run the company. The loser also has to act as a butler for the winner.)

Some of the Rodgers and Hart scores ear badly neglected: PEGGY-ANN, EVERGREEN, SIMPLE SIMON, I MARRIED AN ANGEL. Same with Cole Porter's JUBILEE and RED HOT AND BLUE (Merman's mini album of 4 songs is jut a tease.)

And I have always been curious about Lerner and Loewe's WHAT'S UP and THE DAY BEFORE SPRING. I find it hard to believe there is nothing noteworthy in either of these scores.

Cast albums are NOT "soundtracks."
Live theatre does not use a "soundtrack." If it did, it wouldn't be live theatre!

I host a weekly one-hour radio program featuring cast album selections as well as songs by cabaret, jazz and theatre artists. The program, FRONT ROW CENTRE is heard Sundays 9 to 10 am and also Saturdays from 8 to 9 am (eastern times) on www.proudfm.com

EricMontreal22
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Posted: 1/24/14 at 08:32pm
FrontRow, when my grandmother was getting rid of HER mother's old 78s, she gave me the player and her collection, since I used to as a kid always play them. They're at my parents now, but I remember it was four records, and one side was a medley from Desert Song, another from Rose Marie, another from No, No Nanette and I can't for the life of me remember what the other was. All recorded with old acoustic microphones in the 1920s.

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