Audra McDonald, Brian d'Arcy James, Hugh Martin, Charlotte Rae and More Featured on New CD Set "Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures"
26 Mar 2014
Photo by Autumn de Wilde
A two-disc CD set entitled "Sheldon Harnick: Hidden Treasures, 1949-2013" will be released May 1 via Amazon.com in conjunction with Harnick's 90th birthday.
Produced in partnership with Harbinger Records and The Musical Theater Project, the recording includes more than 50 selections of rare demos and cut songs from Harnick's most popular works, in addition to rarities from The Body Beautiful, Trafalgar, Smiling the Boy Fell Dead, Rex and A Wonderful Life.
This set is also being released in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof; in fact, the recording features seven songs cut from the score and performed on the original demo by Harnick and his long-time collaborator Jerry Bock.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.