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Funny Girl (1964 Original Broadway Cast) Cast Recording

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After countless alterations, a revolving door of writers and directors (which included Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, Sidney Lumet, and Garson Kanin), crazed tryouts, and an opening night that was delayed five times, Funny Girl turned out to be an unadulterated smash--and it still sounds great this much further on. Composer Jule Styne, at the peak of his brassy powers, custom-fitted the show to its star, Barbra Streisand, and she ran away with it. Streisand's delivery of "People" still sends a chill down the spine, and she completely radiates with the life-force of someone who's a star and knows it. Funny Girl is a delirious, larger-than-life Broadway epic that projects showstopping energy but never loses track of its characters' humanity. They just don't make 'em like that anymore. --Elisabeth Vincentelli

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Overture - Ralph Burns And His Orch
  2. If A Girl Isn't Pretty - Jean Stapleton/Kay Medford/Danny Meehan/Chorus
  3. I'm The Greatest Star - Barbra Streisand
  4. Cornet Man - Barbra Streisand
  5. Who Taught Her Everything - Kay Medford/Danny Meehan
  6. His Love Makes Me Beautiful - John Lankston, Barbra Streisand/Chorus
  7. I Want To Be Seen With You Tonight - Sydney Chaplin/Barbra Streisand
  8. Henry Street - Chorus
  9. People - Barbra Streisand
  10. You Are Woman - Sydney Chaplin/Barbra Streisand
  11. Don't Rain On My Parade - Barbra Streisand
  12. Sadie, Sadie - Barbra Streisand/Chorus
  13. Find Yourself A Man - Danny Meehan/Jean Stapleton/Kay Medford/Ensemble
  14. Rat-tat-tat-tat - Danny Meehan/Barbra Streisand/Chorus
  15. Who Are You Now? - Barbra Streisand
  16. The Music That Makes Me Dance - Barbra Streisand
  17. Don't Rain On My Parade (Reprise) - Barbra Streisand


Product Details

  • Performer: Jule Styne, Bob Merrill, Barbra Streisand
  • Audio CD (November 21, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Cast Recording
  • Label: Angel
  • ASIN: B000002SNJ
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,195 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By A Customer on December 30, 1999
Format: Audio CD
FUNNY GIRL has become inextricably linked with the phenomenon that is "Barbra Streisand". She created the role on Broadway in 1964, played it [for a time] in London, then went to Hollywood to do the film. After that? Well, the rest is history.
Yet this recording is where some argue she is heard at her best. Not quite 22 when she did the show, her voice on the CD is a marvel - no other word for it. She brings new meaning to the word "clarion", providing [I think] some of the most thrilling moments to be heard on ANY cast recording. "People" comes from this score and Streisand did a beautiful reading of it in the film. But it can't compare with the simplicity of her version on the stage - it's just exquisite. The score itself is top-notch and compares favorably with Jule Styne's masterpiece, GYPSY. Bob Merrill's lyrics [remember it was HE who gave us those memorable words to "People"] are first-rate, proving that he really was a talent of the first water. Sydney Chaplin as Nicky Arnstein, while not possessing the richest of baritones, is no slouch with a song, and does a really fun, sexy, version of "You Are Woman". A number of songs left out of the film are of course to be found here on the Original Cast CD. Among those is the lovely, lovely "The Music That Makes Me Dance" which Miss Streisand turns into a gorgeous, very moving showstopper. It's one of those Broadway Cast Albums that really is special. With a star perhaps bigger than any in recent history, a score that is up with the best of the sixties, and a recording that's rich-sounding and theatrical, you won't regret this joining your collection. And by the way, THAT overture [like so many from Styne, the overture "king"] is a treat in itself: talk about "setting the mood"! What more can you ask for? Streisand and a score to die for.
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The official Broadway cast recording of the Tony-nominated play that was another stepping stone in Barbra Streisand's transition from successful recording artist to unparalleled superstar. Streisand is virtually the only performer who could do justice to Jule Styne and Bob Merril's larger than life score. Two of the most beautiful songs ("Who Are You Now" and "The Music That Makes Me Dance") were actually dropped from the score in the 1968 film adaptation, as were the riotous ragtime number "Cornet Man" and the hilarious "Rat-Ta-Tat-Tat." When originally recorded, Columbia Records (Barbra's label) passed on the rights to the cast album and Capital Records released the record. Much to Columbia's dismay, FUNNY GIRL hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 200 and was certified Gold, a rarity for a Broadway Cast album. This cast album has a simpler, more intimate sound than the film soundtrack version of the score, but isn't nearly as well produced as the latter recording. However, both releases are extraordinary and should be considered separate works.
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This breathtaking recording of one of the finest scores in Broadway history is brought to life by a fantastic cast headed by the legendary Barbra Streisand in her first major stage role.

The story of FUNNY GIRL is the story of Fanny Brice; lower eastside nobody who climbs the ladder of success to become a star of the Ziegfeld Follies. The success comes at a cost though: becoming main breadwinner in the family and helping to bring an end to your marriage.

The original production of FUNNY GIRL opened at the Winter Garden Theatre on March 26 1964 and ran for 1, 348 performances. Barbra Streisand, then with only one minor role in a Broadway musical - I CAN GET IT FOR YOU WHOLESALE - was applauded to the rafters. Her supporting cast included Sydney Chaplin as Nicky Arnstein, Kay Medford as Mrs Brice, Jean Stapleton as Mrs Strakosh and Danny Meehan as Eddie Ryan.

Barbra stayed with the show to the end of 1965, then opened the show in London. The Broadway show continued for an additional year with Mimi Hines as Fanny; proving that the musical could stand alone on its own merits.

The magnificent Overture opens this recording; a musical taste of what's to come. Normally this is accompanied by some sort of montage. Numbers sung by Mrs Brice, Mrs Strakosh and Eddie Ryan - "If A Girl Isn't Pretty", "Who Taught Her Everything?", "Find Yourself A Man" - are as comical as the characters themselves.

Fanny is given the hokey Keeny's Music Hall song "Cornet Man", as well as the wistful "Who Are You Now?", "His Is The Only Music That Makes Me Dance" (which is a masterpiece in itself); and "I'm The Greatest Star". Nicky Arnstein is given solos in "I Want To Be Seen With You Tonight" and "You Are Woman, I Am Man".

A fantastic, record-breaking Broadway show, equalled by a thrilling recording which more than evokes the magic of this musical performance.
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What more can I add that hasn't already been said? Barbra is terrific, the supporting cast is great (even allowing for Sydney Chaplin's vocal inadequecies), the orchestrations are properly bright and brassy ... and the songs by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill still crackle with excitement. This is what Broadway in the 60s sounded like. The album is vividly theatrical, and the remastering lets us hear the full dynamic range. CAREFUL! Be sure you get this release on Broadway Angel. The older edition on Capitol sounds horrible and has no liner notes. The notes for this release (as with all the Broadway Angel releases) are very detailed.
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