Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett and Nathan Lane to Appear on Sherry! Recording

News   Bernadette Peters, Carol Burnett and Nathan Lane to Appear on Sherry! Recording An all-star cast will appear on the first-ever cast recording of Sherry!, James Lipton and Laurence Rosenthal's ill-fated musicalization of The Man Who Came to Dinner.

Bernadette Peters
Bernadette Peters

Gossip columnist Liz Smith reports that the cast recording of Sherry! — due in stores February 2004 — will feature the vocal talents of Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Carol Burnett and Tommy Tune as well as a special appearance by "Saturday Night Live" alum Mike Myers. The CD will be released on the Angel Records label and will feature Lane as Sheridan Whiteside, Peters as Whiteside's secretary, Burnett as actress Lorraine Sheldon and Tune as Beverly Carlton. Film star Myers will play the role of Banjo, a character modeled on the late Harpo Marx.

Others who will appear on the recording include Tony Award winners Lillias White and Phyllis Newman as well as Siobhan Fallon, Tom Wopat, Keith David, Marian Hampton and the Manhattan Rhythm Kings. Song titles include "Why Does the Whole Damn World Adore Me?," "I Always Stay At the Ritz," "Whiteside's Prayer" and "Sherry!"

With book and lyrics by James Lipton and music by Laurence Rosenthal, Sherry! played 14 previews and 72 regular performances at the Alvin Theatre in spring 1967. The original company included Jon Cypher, Dolores Gray, Clive Revill and Eddie Lawrence. Morton Da Costa directed with choreography by Joe Layton.