Recorded live at Town Hall, the recording features songs from musicals that opened on Broadway in 1945. Bringing these tunes to life are such theatre favorites as Marc Kudisch, Christiane Noll, Karen Mason, Eddie Korbich, Kerry Butler and Scott Ailing.
The performers are accompanied by Ross Patterson and his Little Big Band. The 20-track recording also features live narration by critic-producer-host Scott Siegel.
The complete track listing for "The Broadway Musicals of 1945" follows.
Introduction – Scott Siegel
"Wait for Tomorrow" from Polonaise (Scott Ailing)
"Here I Go Again" from Are You With It (Eddie Korbich, Kerry Butler)
"Bad Timing" from Billion Dollar Baby (Karen Mason)
"It Doesn’t Cost Anything to Dream" from Up in Central Park (Kerry Butler)
"A Rhyme for Angela" from The Firebrand of Florence (Eddie Korbich with Scott Siegel)
"From Morning Till Night" from The Girl from Nantucket (Scott Ailing)
"Mister Snow" from Carousel (Karen Mason)
"Slightly Perfect" from Are You With It (Kerry Butler, Scott Ailing)
"Turn on the Charm" from Marinka (Christiane Noll)
"Sleep Baby, Don't Cry" from Carib Song (Eddie Korbich)
"The Highest Judge of All" from Carousel (Marc Kudisch)
"What's the Use of Wond'rin’" from Carousel (Kerry Butler with Marc Kudisch)
"Sing Me Not a Ballad" from The Firebrand of Florence (Karen Mason)
"You Haven't Changed at All" from The Day Before Spring (Karen Mason, Eddie Korbich)
"My Love Is a Married Man" from The Day Before Spring (Christiane Noll, Karen Mason, Kerry Butler)
"Sigh By Night" from Marinka (Scott Ailing)
"Close As Pages in a Book" from Up in Central Park (Christiane Noll)
"Soliloquy" from Carousel (Marc Kudisch)
"You'll Never Walk Alone" from Carousel (the Company)
The musical director for the concert was Ross Patterson; Gabriel Barre directed. Peter Pinne produced the CD. For more information visit www.bayviewrecords.com.