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Woman of the Year / Lauren Bacall, Harry Guardino

Release Date: 09/07/2015 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 509800  
Composer:  John Kander
Performer:  Eivind HarumGrace KeagyRoderick CookLauren Bacall,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Lauren Bacall might have been the unlikeliest candidate ever for Broadway-diva musical stardom - you had to love her to love her singing - but she absolutely nailed it. And twice. Her first musical, Applause (1970), had given her glorious second act to a film career that was as uneven as it was memorable. Her second, Woman of the Year, only reaffirmed that triumph when it opened at the Palace Theater on March 29, 1981. Based on the classic Spencer Tracy/Katherine Hepburn film, Woman of the Year features music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb with an all-star cast including Harry Guardino and scene stealer Marilyn Cooper. The New York critics loved not only Bacall and Cooper but also Kander and Ebb's songs. In the New York Post, Clive Read more Barnes wrote that the "melodious score by John Kander and the witty lyrics by Fred Ebb mark their best collaboration yet for the musical theater, and that includesCabaret." The New York Times's Frank Rich wrote, "From the moment we hear the cheering overture ... it's clear that the score is flush with melodic ballads and show-biz brio." The show won Tonys® for Bacall, Cooper, Kander and Ebb and Peter Stone, who wrote the book.

Music by John Kander
Lyrics by Fred Ebb

1 OVERTURE 3:00 Orchestra & Company
2 WOMAN OF THE YEAR 3:47 Lauren Bacall, Ensemble
3 THE POKER GAME 2:41 Harry Guardino, Ensemble
4 SEE YOU IN THE FUNNY PAPERS 2:41 Harry Guardino
5 WHEN YOU’RE RIGHT; YOU’RE RIGHT 4:54 Lauren Bacall, Roderick Cook
6 SHUT UP GERALD 1:27 Lauren Bacall, Roderick Cook, Harry Guardino
7 SO WHAT ELSE IS NEW? 2:36 Harry Guardino, Ensemble
8 ONE OF THE BOYS 4:10 Lauren Bacall, Rex Everhart, Ensemble
9 TABLE TALK 2:46 Lauren Bacall, Harry Guardino
10 IT ISN’T WORKING 3:51 Roderick Cook, Daren Kelly, Grace Keagy, Ensemble
11 I TOLD YOU SO 2:10 Daren Kelly, Grace Keagy
12 I WROTE THE BOOK 3:48 Lauren Bacall, Ensemble
13 HAPPY IN THE MORNING 2:52 Lauren Bacall, Eivind Harum, Ensemble
14 SOMETIMES A DAY GOES BY 4:06 Harry Guardino, Ensemble
15 THE GRASS IS ALWAYS GREENER 5:26 Lauren Bacall, Marilyn Cooper
16 WE’RE GONNA WORK IT OUT 2:21 Lauren Bacall, Harry Guardino Read less

Works on This Recording

Woman of the Year by John Kander
Performer:  Eivind Harum (Voice), Grace Keagy (Voice), Roderick Cook (Voice),
Lauren Bacall (Voice), Harry Guardino (Voice), Rex Everhart (Voice),
Daren Kelly (Voice), Marilyn Cooper (Soprano)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1981; USA 

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