Verdon Redhead CD Available Dec. 10; Bonus Tracks By Prince, Callaway

News   Verdon Redhead CD Available Dec. 10; Bonus Tracks By Prince, Callaway Beginning Dec. 10, the CD of Redhead — the 1959 Gwen Verdon vehicle — will be available via the Fynsworth Alley website.

Beginning Dec. 10, the CD of Redhead — the 1959 Gwen Verdon vehicle — will be available via the Fynsworth Alley website.

The re-release of the recording features three songs written for the show that did not end up in the final version. The bonus tracks include Faith Prince singing "What Has She Got?," Jennifer Piech and Mark Price crooning "You Love I" and Liz Callaway offering "It Doesn't Take a Minute." All three songs were written by Albert Hague and Dorothy Fields. The disc's other tracks follow:

"Overture" Orchestra
"The Simpson Sisters" (Singers and Dancers)
"The Right Finger of My Left Hand" (Gwen Verdon)
"Just for Once" (Gwen Verdon, Richard Kiley and Leonard Stone)
"I Feel Merely Marvelous" (Gwen Verdon)
"The Uncle Sam Rag" (Leonard Stone, Singers and Dancers)
"Erbie Fitch's Twitch" (Gwen Verdon)
"She's Not Enough Woman for Me" (Richard Kiley and Leonard Stone)
"Behave Yourself" (Gwen Verdon, Cynthia Latham, Doris Rich and Richard Kiley)
"Look Who's in Love" (Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley)
"My Girl Is Just Enough Woman for Me" (Richard Kiley and Passerby)
"Dream Dance (Essie's Vision)" (Gwen Verdon and her Dream People)
"Two Faces in the Dark" (Gwen Verdon, Bob Dixon, Singers and Dancers)
"I'm Back in Circulation" (Richard Kiley)
"We Loves Ya, Jimey" (Gwen Verdon, Joy Nichols, Pat Ferrier and Clientele of the Green Dragon)
"Pick-Pocket Tango" (Gwen Verdon and Buzz Miller)
"I'll Try" (Gwen Verdon and Richard Kiley)
"Chase" and "Finale" (Gwen Verdon, Richard Kiley and Company)

Featuring a book by Herbert and Dorothy Fields, Sidney Sheldon and David Shaw, music by Albert Hague and lyrics by Dorothy Fields, Redhead opened at the 46th Street Theatre on Feb. 5, 1959, playing 452 performances before ending its run March 19, 1960. Bob Fosse directed and choreographed a cast led by Verdon as Essie Whimple and Richard Kiley as Tom Baxter. The musical won the 1959 Tony Award for Best Musical as well as trophies for Kiley and Verdon, Rouben Ter-Arutunian (costume design) and Fosse (choreographer).

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