Two's Company / Original Broadway Cast

Release Date: 4/20/2015
Label: Sony
Catalog Number: SONY508759
Composer: Vernon Duke
Conductor: Milton Rosenstock
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1

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Notes and Editorial Reviews
Bette Davis was making a triumphant return to Broadway in the 1952 revue Two’s Company … until the show began its previews, when she promptly collapsed onstage on opening night. Davis was perhaps in over her head (song, dance and comedy were not her strong points) in this otherwise charming revue, with a score largely by Vernon Duke (music) and Sammy Cahn and Ogden Nash (lyrics). Two’s Company was one of the last of the sophisticated, satirical revues, a kind of show that television killed off, and its reputation has been held hostage to Davis’s troubled involvement. But Sheldon Harnick, Horton Foote and Peter DeVries were among those contributing material to the show, and the choreographer was no less than Jerome Robbins. Hiram Sherman won a Tony for his expert comedy work in this fascinating relic of Broadway’s past.

Music by VERNON DUKE
Lyrics by OGDEN NASH
Additional Lyrics by SAMMY CAHN
Musical Supervisor and Conductor: MILTON ROSENSTOCK
Production under the supervision of JOHN MURRAY ANDERSON

1. Overture 4:31
2. Theatre Is a Lady - Peter Kelley, Chorus 2:50
3. Turn Me Loose on Broadway - Bette Davis 2:24
4. It Just Occurred to Me - Peter Kelley, Deborah Remsen, Chorus 3:40
5. A Man’s Home Hiram Sherman 3:00 6. Roundabout - Ellen Hanley 3:18
7. Roll Along, Sadie - Bette Davis, Hiram Sherman, Chorus 4:49
8. Out of the Clear Blue Sky - Peter Kelley, Sue Hight 3:10
9. Esther - David Burns 2:28
10. Haunted Hot Spot - Ellen Hanley 2:51
11. Purple Rose - Bette Davis, Hiram Sherman, Chorus 6:00
12. Just Like a Man - Bette Davis 4:37
13. Finale - Bette Davis, Company 1:20
Works on This Recording
1. Two's Company by Vernon Duke
Performer: Hiram Sherman (Voice), Deborah Remsen (Voice), Bette Davis (Voice), David Burns (Voice), Sue Hight (Voice), Peter Kelley (Voice)
Conductor: Milton Rosenstock
Orchestra/Ensemble: Orchestra
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