Joseph Wise's 'Life Is Like A Train' Single Now Available
Joseph Wise, a performer who portrayed the original part of a Porter - of the famed Four Porters, that is - in the 1978 Broadway premiere production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY has released a new dance remix of a favorite track from the glorious Cy Coleman/Betty Comdon/Adolph Green score he once sang on the Great White Way.
"Life Is Like A Train" is a specialty song composed by Coleman, Comden and Green for use during the end of intermission of the largely locomotive-set musical and Wise reprises it now as the final living Porter. The original foursome in the Hal Prince production included Wise alongside Quitman Fludd, Keith Davis and Ray Stephens (pictured, with Wise third from left).
For sure, the heavy operetta leanings of the vast majority of the musical are certainly not to be heard here - this is a funky club jam!
The official description of the single is as follows: "'Life is Like A Train' is the song written exclusively by Cy Coleman for the Four Porters to perform during the Entre'acte of the Broadway musical ON THE 20TH CENTURY. With lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the song has a positive message that reverberates now as well as it did thirty five years ago. Original cast member Joseph Wise has created a new version of the song just right for Summer 2013 with a driving dance beat and spirited vocal. All Aboard for the surprise fun ride of the summer, Joseph Wise 'Life Is Like A Train'."
View the cover of the newly-released single below.
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From This Author Pat Cerasaro