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Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Original Broadway Cast)

May 7, 2013 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: May 7, 2013
  • Release Date: May 7, 2013
  • Label: Ghostlight Records
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  • Total Length: 1:03:23
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  • ASIN: B00CJVZ6JS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (72 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,979 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

This is such a romantic and wonderful musical.
bigbadaba
The show has songs from the old Leslie Ann Warren version, but also updated the story and new songs were written.
Nadine
I had recently seen the show in NYC and was excited to get the CD.
Alicia R.

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Tom George on June 6, 2013
Format: Audio CD
While not exactly the Cinderella I grew up on (the 65 Leslie Ann Warren version) or the original Julie Andrews version, it captures all the elements that made both magical. All of the score is here, plus several Rodgers and Hammerstein pieces excised from other productions.

The original is a teleplay that is approximately 60 minutes in length, so they had to flesh it out to 2 and a half hours for a full scale Broadway production. How to do that? Re-write the book, add a couple silly sub-plots, and fill it in with lots, and lots of R&H music! While the book and story are still fluffy and mild, even though they tried to make it more PC, Cindy is now socially conscious of the plight of the Prince's subjects (and cute animated animals), and there is an innocuos revolutionary that falls for a (hardly) wicked stepsister, none of it really matters.

R&H's Cinderella has always been about the glorious music. Even the awful Whitney Houston mess could not tarnish the majesty of the score. Everything from the first two productions is included and performed by leads Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to sublime perfection. Most of the supporting cast are wonderful as well, with the delicious Victoria Clarke as the Fairy Godmother standing out. Peter Bartlett as a devious, mincing Prince's aid, with a dumb sub-plot that has him trying to usurp the Princes power, being slightly annoying. Fortunately he doesn't have much to do on the Cast Recording. Frazier's Harriet Harris as the wicked stepmother, is as usual, hysterically funny.

So it isn't exactly the original, who cares when it provides all that fantastic music, currently the best score on Broadway! The recording is delightful from the first note of the overture, to the finale!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By sdsurf on June 6, 2013
Format: Audio CD
This is a fantastic Broadway cast album. All of the singers are wonderful, the songs flow beautifully, and there is just enough dialogue to help tell the story. The next best thing to being at the show. I recommend listening to this album the first time from beginning to end.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Fred S on June 7, 2013
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This cast album is magical. Laura Osnes has an incredible voice as does the entire cast. The score is classic and you will find yourself singing along. Buy it as fast as you can.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By M. Porter on June 8, 2013
Format: Audio CD
I was fortunate enough to be able to preview this album the week before its release. As an owner two other Cinderella recordings, I assumed that the listen would be my chance to quench any curiosity about the new cast and immediately go back to listening to Julie Andrews. Wrong. I listened to it three times in a row and then started counting down the days until its release.

I am late to the Laura Osnes fan club, but her voice is flawless here. Even her spoken parts (which I sometimes find hokey on soundtracks) are delightful. And am I allowed to call Santino Fontana (our favorite talent from 'Submissions Only') charming as the prince? Because he is. Victoria Clark is as brilliant as always as the Fairy Godmother.

Seriously, this album is a theatre lover's dream. The best songs are the classics "In My Own Little Corner", "Impossible"/"It's Possible", "Ten Minutes Ago", and "Do I Love You Because You're Beautiful", as well as the borrowed "Loneliness of Evening" from South Pacific. (Although truthfully, the short duet in "The Proposal" might be my favorite.)

Even if you love another recording of Cinderella, this is worth adding to your collection. There are enough new songs and refrains (not to mention a completely new book!) to satisfy. This album, from start to finish, is pure happiness.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Michael Shepley on October 30, 2013
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We're just not getting melody in our songs anymore. Musical whiz David Chase has done a remarkable job in weaving together strands of Rodgers and Hammerstein's original TV score for "Cinderella" with other "trunk" songs that enrich and enliven this cast recording. The more you listen to it, the more wizardry you will find in its arrangements. There is a difference between leaving a theatre whistling the tunes because they are cheap and easy to remember, or having one's body and spirit to "take to" a song the minute you hear it because the heart and the mind are engaged by beauty and professionalism. Revisiting the show through this album, the in-person pleasure returns, plus more. Laura Osnes has a bit of the brassy sound of today's Broadway singers (slight steely edge vs. lilting soprano) but acquits herself nicely. Santino Fontana is an endearing prince, and the choral work is gorgeous. Outside the Broadway Theatre where the show is playing is a poster that proclaims, "A radiant score!" It really is.

This is not top-drawer R&H, but because so much of it is relatively unknown (compared to "South Pacific" or "The Sound of Music") it is almost like having a new Rodgers and Hammerstein musical on Broadway. Most of the songs were written for the 1957 CBS television production starring Julie Andrews and Jon Cypher, reprised in 1965 in color with Leslie Ann Warren and Stuart Damon, and then in 1997 with Brandy and Paolo Montalban. One of the loveliest songs in the Broadway production, "The Loneliness of Evening," was cut from "South Pacific," and has been given to the Prince in his yearning for Cinderella, but also has new lyrics that confer a kind of blessing on the show by singing of a yearning for a perfect world.
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