"Stage Door Canteen," Featuring Jeffry Denman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Debra Monk, Arrives on CD Nov. 23

News   "Stage Door Canteen," Featuring Jeffry Denman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Debra Monk, Arrives on CD Nov. 23
 
The 92nd Street Y's Lyrics and Lyricists production of Stage Door Canteen: Broadway Responds to WWII, which was presented March 12-14, arrives on CD from DRG Records Nov. 23.

Brandon Victor Dixon
Brandon Victor Dixon

Recorded in a studio following the concerts, "Stage Door Canteen: Broadway Responds to WWII" features the vocal talents of Anderson Davis, Jeffry Denman, Brandon Victor Dixon, Tony winner Debra Monk and Betsy Wolfe.

The concert was written and hosted by Ted Chapin. Andy Einhorn served as music director with Caitlin Carter as stage director.

The Stage Door Canteen was a club in the theatre district, run by the American Theatre Wing, featuring a volunteer staff and operating during World War I and World War II. It offered food, drinks, dancing, entertainment and a chance to spend time with stage and screen notables like Helen Hayes, Tallulah Bankhead, Walter Pidgeon and Lauren Bacall, who volunteered their services for the cause.

Among the more than 20 songs featured on the recording are "This Is the Army, Mr. Jones," "The Kick in the Pants," "God Bless America," "The Song of the Free," "The Saga of Jenny," "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas/White Christmas/I'll Be Home for Christmas," "Farming," "The Last Time I Saw Paris," "Some Other Time" and more.

The CD was produced by Hugh Fordin; Ted Chapin is executive producer.

For more information about the recording, which is priced $16.98, visit DRGrecords.com.

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