WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFE to be re-released by Masterworks Broadway

Mr. Nowack
Broadway Star
joined:2/2/14
They announced it a few days ago, but I didn't see an existing thread. I can't believe they're finally releasing this on CD!

Think they'll finally start issuing the other plays Columbia recorded?
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CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
I admit, I forgot to pre-order this. Can't wait, though I do have the vinyl with a great booklet but one of the discs is pretty scratched up. I want more of those rare "play cast" albums released. I do have the Boys in the Band one, as well as the Linoln Center (I believe) 1960s revival of Rose Tattoo with Maureen Stapleton reviving her original role (at a much better age for Serafina than when she first played her) and Harry Guardino. I digitized that one if anyone wants a copy.
StageStruckLad
Featured Actor
joined:3/13/13
Plus they did a Waiting for Godot with the original cast!
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
I wonder how many plays were done... I believe Columbia also did the now kinda forgotten hit comedy LUV (which I know nothing about.) More recently David Hyde Pierce and Catherine O'Hara did an excellent studio recording of Durang's Beyond Therapy that almost makes up for Altman's crappy film.
thommg
Chorus Member
joined:7/23/03
The Beyond Therapy was released by Bruce Kimmel on Fynsworth Alley (I think). He also did a recording of Copenhagen with the original Broadway cast. That is something I never thought I'd see but am awfully glad to own. I remember listening to this Virginia Woolf recording when I was in college. I found it at the library. After checking it out so often, I was told I couldn't have it anymore since so many other students wanted to listen to it.
CarlosAlberto
Broadway Legend
joined:6/29/10
I have the Original London Cast recording of MAN OF LA MANCHA with Joan Diener and Keith Mitchell. It's the complete show.
EricMontreal22
Broadway Legend
joined:10/31/11
My Beyond Therapy says Varese Sarabande, but either way, yes, Bruce Kimmel. I'll have to look for Copenhagen...
Mr. Nowack
Broadway Star
joined:2/2/14
Well, it seems I've comitted the ultimate sin. Hopefully if I repent I'll be forgiven.

The London MAN OF LA MANCHA is another wonderful recording long overdue for a CD (or digital) re-release. I believe it's currently under Universal's jurisdiction, so a release isn't likely. Has Decca given up on their LP era cast album re-releases?

I really hope that Masterworks Broadway reissues more of these play cast recordings. They're such interesting records of influential productions, and the LP originals are so hard to find (and expensive when you do).

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thommg
Chorus Member
joined:7/23/03
EricMontreal22, thanks for the correction. I knew Mr. Kimmel produced it before he started Kritzerland but I didn't think it was as far back as Varese Sarabande. He put out some great recordings on all of those labels.