Make A Parade Of Every Moment - The Essential Carolee Carmello on Disc
22 Mar 2014
Fine & Dandy – World Premiere Recording
The popular 1930 musical Fine And Dandy, with music by Kay Swift, lyrics by Paul James and book by Donald Ogden Stewart, finally received its first cast recording in 2004 and Carolee Carmello essayed the plum role of Nancy Ellis. It's a joy to hear Carmello take on Swift's smart, sassy, comic quasi-operetta style, and she's especially enjoyable duetting with Gavin Creel on "Let's Go Eat Worms In The Garden" and Mario Cantone on the title song.
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.