Skip to main content Skip to footer site map

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Complete Cast Recording, Starring Julia McKenzie, John Barrowman, and More to Be Released December 4

The recording features the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards.

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Complete Cast Recording, Starring Julia McKenzie, John Barrowman, and More to Be Released December 4

17 years after being recorded, Jay Records will release the cast recording for Anyone Can Whistle on December 4. This is the first "complete" recording of the musical, which includes all songs, dances, overtures, entr'acte and underscoring.

The recording features the National Symphony Orchestra conducted by John Owen Edwards. The cast is led by Julia McKenzie as Cora Hoover Hooper, Maria Friedman as Fay Apple and Dr. Jane Borden Osgood, and John Barrowman as J. Bowden Hapgood.

The album is now available to pre-order from https://www.jayrecords.com/recording/anyone-can-whistle/.

Cast:

The Narrator - Arthur Laurents
Cora Hoover Hooper - Julia Mckenzie
Mrs. Schroeder - Shezwae Powell
Treasurer Cooley - Ian Burford
Comptroller Schub - Bill Nolte
Fay Apple - Maria Friedman
Dr. L Sidney Detmold - Matt Zimmerman
J. Bowden Hapgood - John Barrowman
Chief Magruder - Stuart Pendred
George - Marcus Alan Cooper
June - Catherine Porter
John - Paul Manuel
Martin (black Jew) - Tee Jaye
Sargent - Stuart Pendred
Solo Soprano Voice - Tinuke Olafimihan
The Old Lady - Sophie Marchant
Dr. Jane Borden Osgood - Maria Friedman

Anyone Can Whistle tells a story of an economically-depressed town whose corrupt Mayoress, in an attempt to draw tourists, decides to create a fake "miracle" - which draws the attention of Fay Apple, an emotionally inhibited nurse, a crowd of inmates from a local asylum called "The Cookie Jar," and a "doctor" with secrets of his own.

The show opened at the Majestic Theater on Broadway on April 4, 1964 and closed after a run of 12 previews and 9 performances.

Other notable productions include a 1995 concert version at Carnegie Hall, a pair of stagings in London and Los Angeles in 2003 that incorporated revisions, and a 2010 concert staging for the Encores! program at New York City Center.


Featured This Week on Stage Door

Shoutouts, Classes, and More from Your Favorite Broadway Stars


Related Articles

More Hot Stories For You