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First time on CD!
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.
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.
Works on This Recording
The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty by Leon Carr
Christopher Norris (Voice),
Rudy Tronto (Voice),
Eugene Roche (Voice),
Marc London (Voice),
Cathryn Damon (Voice),
Lorraine Serabian (Voice),
Charles Rydell (Voice)
Period: 20th Century
Date of Recording: 1964
Venue: Players Theatre, New York
Average Customer Review: ( 1 Customer Review )
Long Wait August 27, 2013
By 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."