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42nd Street 2001 Revival Broadway Cast

Cast Recording

3.9 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews

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The original cast recording of "42nd Street" was delightful, but it pales in almost every way, when compared to this revival's recording. For the first time, as with so many of the better-produced revivals on Broadway, we get to hear most of the songs, instead of shortened versions. There are also a few new numbers by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, which have made their way into the revival and this recording.

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Mounting a revival of 42nd Street seemed a bit premature--after all, the show had closed in 1989 after nearly nine years on Broadway. But as a giddy love letter to the musical theater, it can't be beat, so we're not going to complain. Inspired by Busby Berkeley's movie, the show includes one great Warren-Dubin number after another, making it a feast of titanium-plated hits that include "You're Getting to Be a Habit with Me," "Dames," "We're in the Money," "Lullaby of Broadway," and, of course, the title song. The leads are on the bland side, but the rest of the cast--most notably Mary Testa, Jonathan Freeman, and 2001 Tony-winner Christine Ebersole--has more than enough spunk to fuel this revival. This is one of the most joyous albums you're likely to hear in a while. Just close your eyes and prepare to be swept into a wondrous world of sassy dames and high-kickin' chorus girls. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Act 1: Overture
  2. Act 1: Audition
  3. Act 1: Young And Healthy
  4. Act 1: Shadow Waltz
  5. Act 1: Go Into Your Dance
  6. Act 1: You're Getting To Be A Habit With Me
  7. Act 1: Getting Out Of Town
  8. Act 1: Dames
  9. Act 1: Keep Young And Beautiful
  10. Act 1: Dames (Continued)
  11. Act 1: I Only Have Eyes For You
  12. Act 1: We're In The Money
  13. Act 1: Act One Finale
  14. Act 2: Entr'acte
  15. Act 2: Sunny Side To Every Situation
  16. Act 2: Lullaby Of Broadway
  17. Act 2: About A Quarter To Nine
  18. Act 2: Overture For 'Pretty Lady' / With Plenty Of Money And You
  19. Act 2: Shuffle Off To Buffalo
  20. Act 2: 42nd Street
  21. Act 2: 42nd Street (Reprise)
  22. Act 2: Finale Ultimo


Product details

  • Audio CD (June 12, 2001)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00005K9KC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars 34 customer reviews
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #115,909 in CDs & Vinyl (See Top 100 in CDs & Vinyl)
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