Monday, September 29, 2008

Just arrived from Original Cast Records

The Body BeautifulThe Body Beautiful - 2008 York Theatre Production

Cast Recording of The York Theatre Company's recent 'Musicals in Mufti' production of the Sheldon Harnick and Jerry Bock's 1958 musical.

Starring Cady Huffman, Brad Oscar, Megan Lawrence, Stephen Bienskie, Laura Marie Duncan, Ryan Duncan, Capathia Jenkins, Jonathan Kay, Mike McGowan, John Eric Parker, Patrick Richwood, Angie Schworer, Jim Sorensen and Kerry Conte.

This Original Cast Records CD marks the first recording of The Body Beautiful. Columbia Records had been set to record the 1958 original Broadway production, but the contract was canceled by the show's producers.

About the recording, composer Bock said in a statement, "A sparkling new original cast album 50 years after the show opened? If that's not a first, I'll eat my notes while Sheldon eats his words!"

The story concerns a wealthy Dartmouth College graduate who wishes to be a prize-winning boxer and the girl he loves who disapproves of his ambitions. His fight manager must deal with uninspired fighters, two ex-wives and a new girlfriend!

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