Kritzerland is proud to present the latest in our ongoing Ben Bagley series:
BEN BAGLEY’S CONTEMPORARY BROADWAY REVISITED
Songs by Kander & Ebb, Jones and Schmidt, Jerry Herman, Bock & Harnick, and others
Starring: Katharine Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Margaret Whiting, Anthony Perkins John Reardon, Fay De Witt, Kaye Ballard, Helen Gallagher, and more
Ben Bagley’s Contemporary Broadway Revisited was a brief respite from Bagley’s usual single composer/lyricist tributes, this one featuring some, at the time, rare material by Kander & Ebb, Schmidt & Jones, Bock & Harnick, Jerry Herman, and others, and featuring one of his starriest casts, what with Miss Katharine Hepburn, Alan Arkin, Margaret Whiting, Anthony Perkins, John Reardon, Fay De Witt, Kaye Ballard, Helen Gallagher, and more.
The majority of the songs on this CD are by Kander & Ebb and Schmidt & Jones and there are some real gems. There are cut songs from Flora, the Red Menace, The Act, 110 in the Shade, The Rink, and Chicago, plus rare gems from shows that were, at the time of this album, not well known at all. Of course, here we are, all these years later, and several of these songs have become cabaret staples and little classics on their own.
Contemporary Broadway Revisited is one of the best of the Bagley series. As always, we’ve cleaned up the sound, corrected booklet errors, and have recreated the amazing art of Harvey Schmidt.
BEN BAGLEY’S CONTEMPORARY BROADWAY REVISITED is limited to 500 copies only and priced at $19.98, plus shipping. This is a PRE-ORDER – CDs will ship by the last week of October, but never fear, we’ve actually been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date.
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