Bounce to Be Recorded by Nonesuch Nov. 10 in Washington, DC

News   Bounce to Be Recorded by Nonesuch Nov. 10 in Washington, DC
 
Whether or not Bounce—the new musical Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman and directed by Harold Prince—travels beyond its current engagement at the Kennedy Center, musical theatre fans around the world will soon be able to hear the score.

Nonesuch Records will record the work on Nov. 10 in Washington, DC, Weidman told Playbill On-Line. The librettist said the recording would feature an expanded orchestra with additional strings and percussion. A speedy release date is expected.

Bounce officially opens at the Kennedy Center Oct. 30. It began previews on Oct. 21, following a world premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, June 20-Aug. 10.

Bounce is inspired by the lives of the colorful, early-20th-century, American capitalists-cum-con artists, the Mizner brothers, their parents, their loves and their endless capers and schemes.

The song list, as it ran in Chicago, follows:

Act I
"Bounce," Wilson and Addison Mizner
"Opportunity," Papa, Addison, Wilson, Mama
"Gold!," Prospector Wilson, Mama, Addison, Alaskans
"Gold!," Poker Players
"What's Your Rush?," Nellie
"Next to You," Addison, Wilson, Mama
"Addison's Trip Around the World," Addison, Salesman, Guatemalans, Servants
"What's Your Rush?," Wilson, Mrs. Yerkes
"Alaska," Mrs. Yerkes, Wilson
"New York Sequence," Wilson, Nellie, Reporters, Photographer, Ketchel, Armstong, Jockey, Gamblers, Policeman, Wilson's Women
"The Best Thing That Ever Happened to Me," Wilson, Nellie
"Isn't He Something?," Mama
"Bounce," Addison Act II
"The Game," Addison, Nellie, Wilson, Promoter
"Talent," Hollis
"You," Addison, Hollis, Aristocrats
"Addison's City," Hollis, Wilson, Addison, Nellie
"Boca Raton," Boca Girl, Sportsmen, Fashion Models, Yachtsmen, Caruso, Salvador Dali, Wilson, Addison, Nellie, Hollis, Prospector, Varmints, Bobby Jones, Mae West, Princess Ghika, Chorus
"Last Flight," Addison, Wilson
"Bounce," Wilson, Addison

In an earlier interview with Playbill On-Line, Weidman said that "Alaska" had been cut from the score and replaced with a different song. Also, "You Are the Best Thing That Ever Has Happened to Me," a ballad which Michele Pawk and Howard McGillin sang a full version of very close to the end of the first act, has been moved to earlier in the act.

(l.-r.) Howard McGillin, Michele Pawk, Richard Kind and Gavin Creel in the Goodman Theatre's production of <i>Bounce</i>
(l.-r.) Howard McGillin, Michele Pawk, Richard Kind and Gavin Creel in the Goodman Theatre's production of Bounce Photo by Liz Lauren
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