CD of Knickerbocker Holiday, With Victor Garber, Kelli O'Hara, Now Available for Pre-Sale

By Andrew Gans
June 21, 2011

The Collegiate Chorale's concert presentation of Kurt Weill's Knickerbocker Holiday, recorded live at Alice Tully Hall in January, is now available for pre-sale from Ghostlight Records and will arrive in stores June 28. 



Ted Sperling directed; James Bagwell conducted the orchestra. The show's original orchestrations were employed. Read Playbill.com's special feature about the concert.

The cast included Victor Garber as Stuyvesant, Ben Davis as Brom, Bryce Pinkham as Washington Irving, David Garrison as Tienhoven, Kelli O’Hara as love interest Tina, and Christopher Fitzgerald as faithful sidekick Tenpin.

The complete track listing follows:

ACT ONE
1. Introduction & Washington Irving Song
2. Clickety-Clack
3. Entrance Of The Council
4. Hush Hush
5. There's Nowhere To Go But Up!
6. It Never Was You
7. Bachelor's Song
8. How Can You Tell An American?
9. Will You Remember Me?
10. One Touch Of Alchemy
11. The One Indispensible Man
12. Young People Think About Love
13. September Song
14. Act One Finale

ACT TWO
15. Ballad Of The Robbers
16. Sitting In Jail
17. We Are Cut In Twain
18. Reprise: There's Nowhere To Go But Up!
19. To War!
20. Our Ancient Liberties
21. May And January
22. The Scars
23. Dirge For A Soldier
24. No, Ve Vouldn't Gonto Do It
25. Finale - Reprise: How Can You Tell An American?

Kurt Weill and Maxwell Anderson teamed up for the first time to create this romantic comedy. First performed in 1938 with Walter Huston in the role of Peter Stuyvesant, the "work is one of Weill’s deft hybrid theatre pieces which lies somewhere between operetta and musical theatre, and also contains bits of political satire," according to production notes.

For more information visit http://sh-k-boom.com/knickerbockerholiday.shtml.