Make A Parade Of Every Moment - The Essential Carolee Carmello on Disc
22 Mar 2014
John & Jen – Original Cast Recording
Andrew Lippa's Off-Broadway musical, John & Jen, took great advantage of Carolee Carmello's emotional richness as an actress and singer. There is no doubt this 1995 hit caused a major surge in Carmello's fanbase, particularly thanks to the cast recording. She is especially listenable rallying in "Hold Down the Fort," raging in "Run and Hide" and ruefully letting go in "The Road Ends Here" and "That Was My Way."
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.