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Original Cast (2001)

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Format: CD
Sku: 60477786
UPC: 090266376629
UPC 14: 00090266376629
Release Date: 5/15/2001
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Mister, Make Me A Song - William Finn ~ Various Artists
2. How Marvin Eats His Breakfast - Stephen De Rosa ~ Various Artists
3. Music Still Plays On, The - Wanda Houston ~ Various Artists
4. Republicans - William Finn ~ Various Artists
5. Sailing - Liz Callaway ~ Various Artists
6. Hitchhiking Across America - Lewis Cleale ~ Various Artists
7. That's Enough For Me - Wanda Houston ~ Various Artists
8. And They're Off - Lewis Cleale ~ Various Artists
9. Anytime - Norm Lewis ~ Various Artists
10. Falsettos At The East Milford Community Center - Stephen De Rosa/William Finn ~ Various Artists
11. Baseball Game, The - Stephen De Rosa ~ Various Artists
12. Bitch And The Madonna, The - William Finn/Mary Testa ~ Various Artists
13. All Fall Down - Mary Testa ~ Various Artists
14. When The Earth Stopped Turning - Carolee Carmello ~ Various Artists
15. Tannis Root - Mary Testa/William Finn ~ Various Artists
16. Set Those Sails - Mary Testa ~ Various Artists
17. I Have Found - Carolee Carmello ~ Various Artists
18. Infinite Joy - Liz Callaway ~ Various Artists
19. Stupid Things I Won't Do - William Finn ~ Various Artists
20. Infinite Joy (reprise) - Norm Lewis ~ Various Artists
21. Bows ~ Various Artists

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Includes liner notes by Andre Bishop.
Muze PNote Audio Mixer: Ken Hahn.
Muze PNote Recording information: Joe's Pub At The Public Theater, New York, NY (01/14/2001-01/15/2001).
Muze PNote Editor: Ken Hahn.
Muze PNote Photographer: Joanne Savio.
Muze PNote William Finn's wildly imaginative and uninhibited songs have earned him a reputation in the musical theater as an heir to Stephen Sondheim, but his uncompromising approach has led to infrequent productions and only one Broadway triumph, the Tony-winning Falsettos. Eight-and-a-half years on from that production, with only one other staging (1998's off-Broadway A New Brain) to his credit, Finn put together a revue of his songs for performance at Joe's Pub, a nightclub within New York's Public Theater. The dominant figure is the songwriter himself, who has a growling voice somewhat reminiscent of Dave Van Ronk's, although he makes Van Ronk sound smooth; in short, he can't sing. This doesn't keep his numbers, the introductory "Mister, Make Me a Song," the caustic "Republicans," and the hilarious "Stupid Things I Won't Do," from working, and he makes an enthusiastic master of ceremonies. But the real joys of the set come from the professional singers such as Liz Callaway, who caress ballads like "Sailing." In truth, there are more ballads here than one expects from a Finn show, though they are broken up by the songwriter's own contributions and by the rapid-fire "How Marvin Eats His Breakfast," from Finn's first work, In Trousers, and "The Baseball Game" from the sequel to its sequel, Falsettoland. Both are handled by Stephen DeRosa, who not only takes on all the characters in "The Baseball Game," but also performs them as if they were being voiced by members of an amateur production he claims to have seen at a community center. The performances, the show, and Finn's songs often have an "inside baseball" quality to them, revolving around the gay, Jewish world of musical theater. But they are often so witty, moving, and accomplished that they become universal despite themselves. ~ William Ruhlmann

Producer: Jay David Saks

Engineer: Tom Lazarus

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 05/15/2001
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2001
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 63766
Music Label Name Label : RCA
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00090266376629

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