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Shows Without Recordings #1
Posted: 3/1/19 at 4:24pm

Does every Broadway show — original casts anyway with decent runs — have a cast recording? I’m sure some don’t. Have there been any prominent musicals that didnt have a recording?

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Shows Without Recordings #2
Posted: 3/1/19 at 5:42pm
Basically. One big show I can think of that didn't was the 2006 revival of Threepenny Opera. Though it wasn't technically original it was a brand new translation. Alan Cumming and Cyndi Lauper starred so it's a shame it was never preserved.
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Shows Without Recordings #3
Posted: 3/1/19 at 5:46pm

Neither was the previous Broadway revival of "Threepenny," the 1989 production with Sting, Maureen McGovern, Georgia Brown, and Kim Criswell.

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Shows Without Recordings #4
Posted: 3/1/19 at 5:56pm

Oh, there are many over the years, but most musicals receive a cast recording.  Some I can remember...
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Senator Joe
The Lieutenant
Lestat
Love Life
Happy End
Shelter
Merlin
A Broadway Musical
Carnival in Flanders
Soon
Via Galactica
Lennon
Good Vibrations
Holler If Ya Hear Me
In My Life
Soul Doctor
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
Rachel Lily Rosenbloom, and Don't You Ever Forget It!

Rags, Cry-Baby and Starmites received studio recordings retaining some original cast members well after they closed

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Shows Without Recordings #5
Posted: 3/1/19 at 6:09pm
Shuffle Along (2016) immediately comes to mind
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Shows Without Recordings #6
Posted: 3/1/19 at 6:42pm

Emmaloucbway said: "Shuffle Along (2016) immediately comes to mind"

Mine too.

 

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Shows Without Recordings #7
Posted: 3/1/19 at 6:58pm

Mine as well.  What a disaster. 

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Shows Without Recordings #8
Posted: 3/1/19 at 7:08pm

Mister Matt said: "Oh, there are many over the years, but most musicals receive a cast recording. Some I can remember...
Mail
Senator Joe
The Lieutenant
Lestat
Love Life
Happy End
Shelter
Merlin
A Broadway Musical
Carnival in Flanders
Soon
Via Galactica
Lennon
Good Vibrations
Holler If Ya Hear Me
In My Life
Soul Doctor
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
Rachel Lily Rosenbloom, and Don't You Ever Forget It!

Rags, Cry-Baby and Starmites received studio recordings retaining some original cast members well after they closed
"

Holler If Ya Hear Me recorded an album, I think. Never released, though.

Jesus Christ Superstar Revival is another one. Not sure on what's happening with King Kong.

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Shows Without Recordings #8
Posted: 3/1/19 at 7:08pm

Mister Matt said: "Oh, there are many over the years, but most musicals receive a cast recording. Some I can remember...
Mail
Senator Joe
The Lieutenant
Lestat
Love Life
Happy End
Shelter
Merlin
A Broadway Musical
Carnival in Flanders
Soon
Via Galactica
Lennon
Good Vibrations
Holler If Ya Hear Me
In My Life
Soul Doctor
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
Rachel Lily Rosenbloom, and Don't You Ever Forget It!

Rags, Cry-Baby and Starmites received studio recordings retaining some original cast members well after they closed
"

Holler If Ya Hear Me recorded an album, I think. Never released, though.

Jesus Christ Superstar Revival is another one. Not sure on what's happening with King Kong.

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Shows Without Recordings #9
Posted: 3/1/19 at 7:08pm

Mister Matt said: "Oh, there are many over the years, but most musicals receive a cast recording. Some I can remember...
Mail
Senator Joe
The Lieutenant
Lestat
Love Life
Happy End
Shelter
Merlin
A Broadway Musical
Carnival in Flanders
Soon
Via Galactica
Lennon
Good Vibrations
Holler If Ya Hear Me
In My Life
Soul Doctor
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
Rachel Lily Rosenbloom, and Don't You Ever Forget It!

Rags, Cry-Baby and Starmites received studio recordings retaining some original cast members well after they closed
"

Holler If Ya Hear Me recorded an album, I think. Never released, though.

Jesus Christ Superstar Revival is another one. Not sure on what's happening with King Kong.

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Shows Without Recordings #10
Posted: 3/1/19 at 7:25pm

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is one of the most egregious absences, I think.

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Shows Without Recordings #11
Posted: 3/1/19 at 7:57pm

Mister Matt said: "Oh, there are many over the years, but most musicals receive a cast recording. Some I can remember...
Mail
Senator Joe
The Lieutenant
Lestat
Love Life
Happy End
Shelter
Merlin
A Broadway Musical
Carnival in Flanders
Soon
Via Galactica
Lennon
Good Vibrations
Holler If Ya Hear Me
In My Life
Soul Doctor
The Education of H*Y*M*A*N K*A*P*L*A*N
Rachel Lily Rosenbloom, and Don't You Ever Forget It!

Rags, Cry-Baby and Starmites received studio recordings retaining some original cast members well after they closed
"

 

The Lieutenant actually received a full cast recording, it was just never commerically released. I found a copy of it on vinyl that I digitized and uploaded if you're interested.

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Shows Without Recordings #12
Posted: 3/1/19 at 8:12pm

Still waiting for Ride the Cyclone...

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Shows Without Recordings #13
Posted: 3/1/19 at 8:44pm

I know I'm probably one of only 5 people who wanted it, but I still wish the original Broadway cast of Dracula had been able to record a cast album. There were of course demos, and a studio cast album that was eventually released as well as a German language cast recording but I wanted a complete original Broadway cast recording with Tom Hewitt, Melissa Errico, Kelli O'Hara and Doug Besterman's superior orchestrations compared to the more rock oriented orchestrations we got later on the studio album and German cast recording.

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Shows Without Recordings #14
Posted: 3/1/19 at 8:49pm
And going back many years - and most regrettably - Where's Charley?
Opened during a recording strike, I seem to recall.
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Shows Without Recordings #15
Posted: 3/2/19 at 2:00am

If it was the OBC of HAPPY END that was referenced above (i.e., the version starring Meryl Streep), it was recorded and I downloaded it from iTunes in the past few years.

Encores! or somebody needs to do a concert version of LOVE LIFE and record it. To me, that seems the most glaring omission since OKLAHOMA! made OBC recordings common.

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#16
Posted: 3/2/19 at 1:58pm
Updated On: 3/3/19 at 01:58 PM
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Shows Without Recordings #17
Posted: 3/2/19 at 6:49pm

The Spring Awakening revival sadly did not get a recording

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Shows Without Recordings #18
Posted: 3/2/19 at 9:57pm

funhamilton_rent said: "The Spring Awakening revival sadly did not get a recording"

I think it would have been hard to feature a good amount of the cast on a strictly audio recording, but then again it is a shame.

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Shows Without Recordings #19
Posted: 3/2/19 at 10:37pm

The Broadway version of “Dance of the Vampires”

Updated On: 3/2/19 at 10:37 PM
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Shows Without Recordings #20
Posted: 3/3/19 at 12:14am

Not Broadway, but I am sad we never got a recording of Korie and Frankel's HAPPINESS from LCT.

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Shows Without Recordings #21
Posted: 3/3/19 at 1:30am

Sister Act!

That was so weird! You’d think an Alan Menken show would get a broadway recording. And there are some really fun songs in it.

Also Follies Revival from the 2000s didn’t get a recording
Neither did this recent Sweeney revival or Pacific Overtures or Roundabout’s Into the Woods
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Shows Without Recordings #22
Posted: 3/3/19 at 2:01am
I’ll always be bummed that we didn’t get a Broadway cast album of AMERICAN PSYCHO.
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Shows Without Recordings #23
Posted: 3/3/19 at 2:16am
Someone earlier mentioned Lestat, and it WAS recorded, but Elton John refuses to release it. It’s a shame, as it preserved Carolee Carmello’s Tony Nominated performance as Gabrielle.
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Shows Without Recordings #24
Posted: 3/3/19 at 2:50am
I forgot about Lestat. Elton needs to get over it. It’s not making money sitting on a shelf.