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Cry Baby Cast Recording?

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TylerJia
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Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 05:20am
On James Snyder's Broadway.com video blog, we saw him in the studio listening to tracks for a Cry Baby recording that will be available for people licensing the show. Anyone know anymore about this and if there'll be a commercial release? (I hope I'm not the only person who would love a copy of the recording!)
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darreyl102
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joined:8/23/08
Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 05:23am
I don't know how many songs were recorded- I know when I talked to Harriet Harris about it she said "I wish we had recorded the show". But I know that James Snyder has said that something may come of it.
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ditsylife09
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joined:5/14/14
Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 01:22pm
In all actuality, it's probably a demo recording, nothing more.
grandpianoalex
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joined:2/15/10
Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 01:49pm
New Line Theatre in St. Louis posted this on their Facebook---

"CRY-BABY co-songwriter David Javerbaum tells us that they hope to finally release a Cry-Baby cast album by the end of this year, using the reduced orchestrations they created for New Line's American regional premiere of the show in 2012."
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darreyl102
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joined:8/23/08
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 02:00pm
Ughh. that St. Louis production was HORRIBLE! I mean, just plain awful.
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Sutton Ross
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 02:15pm
....all the productions of Cry Baby were terrible.
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darreyl102
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 02:16pm
In you're opinion- not mine.
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Sutton Ross
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Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 02:22pm
Yes, usually commenting ones thoughts on a message board will always be 100% their opinion.
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darreyl102
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 02:29pm
I for one really enjoyed it- it had it's flaws, but I had fun.
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Sutton Ross
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 02:45pm
What flaws did it have for you? I've always thought they could improve it, but could never put my finger on how.
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CATSNYrevival
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Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 02:56pm
Which company is licensing Cry Baby? Anyone know?
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Kad
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Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 03:19pm
I believe it's MTI?

From what I've heard from people involved with this recording - it's not particularly something one would want to pay for.
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tazber
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 03:26pm
It's always surprised me that this show never got a recording given that Adam Schlesinger has a successful career with Fountains of Wayne.

I know the two are technically unrelated but you'd think that there would be some interest what with all his pop fans.

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AEA AGMA SM
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 03:52pm
None of his pop fans came to support the show while it was running, so odds are they wouldn't have been interested in a cast recording either.
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tazber
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 04:01pm
Well it's a lot more expensive to come to New York and pay for a Bway show than it is to buy a cd.

I'm not disagreeing with you though, I don't know how interested his fans would be in a musical he wrote. I guess I just thought he would/could use his influence to get a recording made had he really wanted to.

I think one of the main reasons Hardbody got recorded was because of Anastasio. That's strictly conjecture on my part, but it seems likely that his name added value to the prospect of a cast recording.



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CATSNYrevival
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 04:04pm
It seems odd to me that they would bring back the OBC to record an album that would only be sent out with licensing material as a reference recording. Wouldn't it have been cheaper to hire studio singers? If they planned on releasing it that would be a different story. I don't get it.


Updated On: 5/22/14 at 04:04 PM
Liza's Headband
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joined:5/28/13
Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 04:10pm
MTI will not be licensing Cry Baby. The last I heard was Theatrical Rights Worldwide but that could have since changed.
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brettarnett
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joined:5/2/09
Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 06:31pm
I hope it gets released if only for Mauzy's 'Screw Loose.'
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jacobsnchz14
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Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 06:55pm
@brettarnett Yes, and yes! Also I'd love to hear "Just A Little Upset." I remember seeing it on the Tonys and I thought it was great.
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darreyl102
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Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 07:40pm
Harriet Harris stopped the show with "I Did Something Wrong..Once" .
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bertandrew
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Posted: 5/22/14 at 07:54pm
I applied for the rights. It was to a law firm, I believe. I got the name of the firm from the producer at New Line. The script was COMPLETELY different than the Broadway production. It used the songs from the old demo that everyone seemed to have.
bryan
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joined:5/12/03
Cry Baby Cast Recording?
Posted: 5/22/14 at 09:04pm
oh boy o boy that we be cool but right now we need a cast cd of after midnight.

 
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