Duke and Schwartz Musical, Sadie Thompson, Gets Studio Cast Album

News   Duke and Schwartz Musical, Sadie Thompson, Gets Studio Cast Album The 1944 Vernon Duke-Howard Dietz musical, Sadie Thompson, has been preserved on a studio cast album featuring Melissa Errico, Davis Gaines and Ron Raines.

The 18-track disc, on the Original Cast Records label, sports arrangements and orchestrations by Joshua Pearl. The musical based on Somerset Maugham's Rain was to be a vehicle for Ethel Merman, until she dropped out. The book is by Dietz and Rouben Mamoulian, with lyrics by Dietz and music by Duke. The original Broadway run lasted 60 performances and the show faded into obscurity. Dietz is better known for his collaborations with composer Arthur Schwartz ("That's Entertainment," "I Guess I'll Have to Change My Plan," "Dancing in the Dark"). Sadie Thompson originally starred June Havoc, Lansing Hatfield and Ralph Dumke. The new disc is in stores now. For more information, visit originalcastrecords.com.

The Sadie Thompson tracks include:

"When You Live on an Island" - Davis Gaines
"Join the Marines" - Paul Tomasko, Mark Pinter Davis Gaines
"Fisherman's Wharf" - Melissa Errico
"Weeping Sky" - Ron Raines
"Cradle to the Grave" - Ron Morehead
"Back in Circulation" - Melissa Errico
"Where the Sun God Walks" - Ron Raines
"The Love I Long for" - Melissa Errico
"You USA" - Paul Tomasko, Mark Pinter, Davis Gaines
"Hurdy Gurdy" - Ron Morehead
"Below the Equator" - Davis Gaines
"Sailing at Midnight" - Melissa Errico, Davis Gaines
"Key to the Gates" - Ron Raines
"The Love I Long for" (Reprise) - Melissa Errico
"Garden in the Sky" - Ron Raines
"I Lived in a Home With a Piano"/"Circles Under Your Eyes" - Melissa Errico
"Sailing at Midnight" (Reprise) - Melissa Errico, Davis Gaines
"Life's a Funny Present" - Melissa Errico, Ron Morehead, Ron Raines, Paul Tomasko, Mark Pinter, Davis Gaines