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Broadway by the Year 1926 CD Includes Performances by Foster, Kudisch, Anderson, and More

The latest CD in the Broadway by the Year series will feature Sutton Foster, Marc Kudisch, Nancy Anderson, Nancy Opel, Eddie Korbich and Bill Daugherty singing the musical theatre hits of 1926; it will be released on May 31st.

Produced by Bayview Records, the recordings preserve performances given in the Town Hall series, which is written and hosted by Scott Siegel.  To date, seven Broadway by the Year CDs have been released, with the earlier ones representing musicals from the years 1925, 1933, 1939, 1940, 1943, 1951, 1953 and 1964.  The New York Times has called the series, "Witty, breezily paced. . .informative. . .valuable. . .the right perspective of lighthearted nostalgia… a reasonably priced alternative to City Center's Encore Series."

Margary Beddow directed the 1926 concert, while Ross Patterson provided musical direction.  Peter Pinne produces the CD, which includes the following 26 numbers:

"Blue Skies" (Irving Berlin) Company
"It Pays to Advertise" (B.G. DeSylva/Lewis Gensler) Eddie Korbich
"A Little Birdie Told Me" (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) Nancy Anderson
"Blowin' the Blues Away" (Philip Charig/Ira Gershwin) Nancy Opel
"Why Do I" (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) Bill Daugherty/Nancy Anderson
"It" (Sigmund Romberg/Otto Harbach/Oscar Hammerstein II) Sutton Foster
"I Would Like to Fondle You" (Raymond Peck/Percy Wenrich) Marc Kudisch
"Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (B.G. DeSylva/Lewis Gensler) Sutton Foster/Nancy Anderson/Nancy Opel
"That Lost Barbershop Chord" (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin) Eddie Korbich/Company
"Mountain Greenery" (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) Company
"One Alone" (Sigmund Romberg/Otto Harbach/Oscar Hammerstein II) Bill Daugherty
"Don't Fall In Love With Me" (Herman Hupfeld) Marc Kudisch
"Sort O' Lonesome" (Herman Hupfeld) Nancy Anderson
"The Riff Song" (Sigmund Romberg/Otto Harbach/Oscar Hammerstein II) Marc Kudisch
"The Desert Song" (Sigmund Romberg/Otto Harbach/Oscar Hammerstein II) Marc Kudisch
"Everything Will Happen for the Best" (B.G. DeSylva/Lewis Gensler) Company
"Maybe It's Me" (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) Eddie Korbich/Nancy Opel
"This Funny World" (Richard Rodgers/Lorenz Hart) Bill Daugherty
"Do, Do, Do" (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin) Sutton Foster/Marc Kudisch
"Someone to Watch Over Me" (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin) Sutton Foster
"Blue Skies" (Irving Berlin) Company

Kudisch currently stars as the Baron Bomburst in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang while Foster recently ended her run in Little Women; the two also co-starred in 2002's Thoroughly Modern Millie.  Anderson is known for her performances in such musicals as and Kiss Me, Kate and Wonderful Town, while Opel originated the role of Penelope Pennywise in the off-Broadway and Broadway productions of Urinetown.  Korbich is currently appearing in Elaine May's After the Night and the Music at the Biltmore Theatre, and Daugherty is a musical theatre and cabaret performer whose credits include Candide and Annie Get Your Gun at the Paper Mill Playhouse.

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