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La Cage Aux Folles / Original Broadway Cast

Original Broadway Cast
Release Date: 08/05/2008 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 59997  
Composer:  Jerry Herman
Performer:  Merle LouiseDeborah PhelanDan O'GradyEric Lamp,   ... 
Conductor:  Donald Pippin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Music and lyrics by Jerry Herman.

Principal cast includes: George Hearn, Gene Barry, Jay Garner, Merle Louise, and John Weiner.

Don Pippin, conductor.

Jerry Herman came back to Broadway one last time in 1983 with the blockbuster La Cage aux Folles, based on the popular French farce, with what was perhaps his most gratifying success. The original production won five Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Score, and featured George Hearn, Gene Barry, Jay Garner, Merle Louise and John Weiner. The original cast recording was made on August 4, 1983 in RCA Studio A in New York with Thomas Z. Shepard producing and Don Pippin conducting. This digital release celebrating the show’s 25th anniversary
Read more includes a bonus track of Jerry Herman at the piano describing the creation of “I Am What I Am.”

Recorded August 4, 1983, in RCA Studio A, New York, NY.
Producer: Thomas Z. Shepard.

1. Prelude - Company
2. We Are What We Are - Company
3. A Little More Mascara - George Hearn / Company
4. With Anne on My Arm - Gene Barry / George Hearn
5. With You on My Arm - Gene Barry / George Hearn
6. Song on the Sand (La Da Da Da) - Gene Barry
7. La Cage aux Folles - George Hearn / Company
8. I Am What I Am - George Hearn
9. Song on the Sand (Reprise) - Gene Barry / George Hearn
10. Masculinity - Gene Barry / George Hearn / Company
11. Look Over There - Gene Barry
12. Cocktail Counterpoint - Gene Barry / John Weiner / William Thomas Jr. / Jay Garner / Merle Louise
13. The Best of Times - George Hearn / Elizabeth Parrish
14. Look Over There (Reprise) - John Weiner / Gene Barry
15. The Finale: With You on My Arm; La Cage aux Folles; Song on the Sand; The Best of Times (Reprise) - Company
16. I Am What I Am (Bonus Track) - Jerry Herman at the piano describing the song's creation
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Works on This Recording

La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman
Performer:  Merle Louise (Voice), Deborah Phelan (Voice), Dan O'Grady (Voice),
Eric Lamp (Voice), Linda Haberman (Voice), David Engel (Voice),
David Cahn (Voice), Walter Charles (Voice), John Weiner (Voice),
George Hearn (Baritone), Leslie Stevens (Voice), Elizabeth Parrish (Voice),
Gene Barry (Voice), Brian Kelly (Voice), William Thomas Jr. (Voice),
Dennis Callahan (Voice), Frank DiPasquale (Voice), John Dolf (Voice),
David Scala (Voice), Sam Singhaus (Voice), Jay Garner (Voice)
Conductor:  Donald Pippin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Date of Recording: 08/04/1983 
Venue:  RCA Studio A 
La Cage aux Folles: I am what I am by Jerry Herman
Performer:  Jerry Herman (Piano), Jerry Herman (Voice)
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1983; USA 
Notes: Jerry Herman, at the piano, describes how he wrote "I Am What I Am." 

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