Long unavailable, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a charming jewel from the vanishing world of the off-Broadway musical. James Thurber’s most famous short story inspired this completely original, remarkably clever and skillful 1964 Off-Broadway musical. It ran for only 96 performances, but was recorded by Columbia Records. The score is by Leon Carr, a composer best known for writing TV jingles (“Sometimes you feel like a nut …”), with lyrics by Earl Shuman. Marc London, an actor who also wrote for Rowan and Martin’s Laugh-In, plays Mitty, along with Emmy-winner Cathryn Damon (TV’s Soap), Lorraine Serabian (Tony® nominee as The Leader in Zorba) and the late Rue McClanahan.
"aRead more thoroughly pleasant musical evening." -- Time magazine
Music by Leon Carr, lyrics by Earl Shuman, book by Joe Manchester based on a short story by James Thurber. Directed by Mervyn Nelson. Read less
Works on This Recording
The Secret Life Of Walter Mittyby Leon Carr Performer:
Christopher Norris (Voice),
Rudy Tronto (Voice),
Eugene Roche (Voice),
Marc London (Voice),
Cathryn Damon (Voice),
Lorraine Serabian (Voice),
Charles Rydell (Voice)
Period: 20th Century Written: USA Date of Recording: 1964 Venue: Players Theatre, New York
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Long WaitAugust 27, 2013By J. C LAWLER (Rockaway, NJ)See All My Reviews"Tt is always refreshing to see reissues of albums that have not been available on cd. Interesting score."Report Abuse
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