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Road Show 2009

About the Album: Nonesuch Records and PS Classics release the original cast recording of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's Road Show - from last year's Public Theater production. Directed by John Doyle, the score was conducted by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and orchestrated by Jonathan Tunick. Recorded in New York City earlier this year, Road Show features Alexander Gemignani (Addison Mizner), Michael Cerveris (Wilson Mizner), Claybourne Elder (Hollis Bessemer), Alma Cuervo (Mama Mizner), and William Parry (Papa Mizner) and was produced by Tommy Krasker. Nonesuch released the cast recording of an earlier incarnation of Road Show - Bounce, also created by Sondheim and Weidman - in 2004. Spanning 40 years, from the Alaskan Gold Rush to the Florida real estate boom in the 1930s, Road Show is the story of two brothers whose quest for the American dream turns into a test of morality and judgment that changes their lives in unexpected ways. Director John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and Company on Broadway), acclaimed for re-imagining Sondheim's works, joins Weidman and Sondheim in exploring two of America's great issues: capitalism and crooks.

Label: Nonesuch

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