Fynsworth Alley — the recording label that recently signed Broadway actress-singer Betty Buckley — will release Christopher Durang's Beyond Therapy Aug. 27.
The Fynsworth CD marks the first time Durang's classic comedy has been recorded. The all-star cast — directed by Gordon Hunt — boasts Ed Begley Jr., David Hyde Pierce, Catherine O'Hara, Kate McGregor, Richard Kind and playwright Durang.
Beyond Therapy opened at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre in June 1982. The Broadway company included John Lithgow, Dianne Wiest, Jack Gilpin, Peter Michael Goetz, Kate McGregor and David Pierce. One of Durang's most celebrated works, the comedy examines two "universal" questions: How far are you willing to go for a relationship? and How much of the relationship will you share with your therapist?
The complete track listing for Beyond Therapy follows. The disc can be pre-ordered now through Fynsworth Alley at www.fynsworthalley.com.
ACT ONE, SCENE ONE A Restaurant
ACT ONE, SCENE TWO Dr. Stuart Framingham's Office
ACT ONE, SCENE THREE The Office of Charlotte Wallace
ACT ONE, SCENE FOUR The Restaurant Again
ACT ONE, SCENE FIVE Dr. Framingham's Office
ACT ONE, SCENE SIX Bruce's Apartment
ACT TWO, SCENE ONE Mrs. Wallace's Office
ACT TWO, SCENE TWO The Restaurant Again
ACT TWO, SCENE THREE The Restaurant Still Christopher Durang's plays include Sex and Longing, A History of the American Film (Tony nomination), Baby with the Bathwater, The Actor's Nightmare, Laughing Wild, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You (Obie Award) and The Marriage of Bette and Boo (Obie Award and Dramatists Guild Hull Warriner Award). Also an actor, Durang starred in the Manhattan Theatre Club production of Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together.
—By Andrew Gans