THEATER AND RADIO
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| GRIDLOCK | GUYS
AND DOLLS |
LOCK UP YOUR DAUGHTERS | PRIVATE LIVES |
THE RETURN OF THE NATIVE | SHAKESPEARE PLAYS |
TANGO AT THE END OF WINTER |
A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE | WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
Music used in the production:COMMITMENTS
Music used in production:
“Blue” by Joni Mitchell (Blue, 1971).
“Down to You” by Joni Mitchell (Court and Spark, 1974).
“People’s Parties” by Joni Mitchell (Court and Spark, 1974).
“The Hammond Song” by The Roches (The Roches, 1979).
“The Internationale” written by Eugene Pottier in 1871.
“Some other Spring” recorded by Billie Holliday (many recordings,
including Lady Sings the Blues, 1995)
“We Shall Overcome” derived from Charles Tindley's gospel song "I'll Overcome Some Day", 1900. Was the anthem of the American Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
“Power to the People” by John Lennon (Plastic Ono Band, 1970).
“Give Peace a Chance” by John Lennon (Live Peace in Toronto, 1969).
“Lover Man” written by Jimmy Davis, Jimmy Sherman and Roger "Ram"
Ramirez © 1941.
“Wooden Heart” written by the team of
Wise/Weisman/Twomey/Kaemfert, recorded by Elvis in 1965).
“Big Rock Candy Mountain” by Harry "Haywire Mac" McClintock,
recorded and made famous by Burl Ives in the 1940s.
Music used at beginning and end of program:“Carrie Anne”, recorded by The Hollies (Allan Clarke, Graham Nash, Tony Hicks, 1967).
GUYS AND DOLLS
Music and lyrics by Frank Loesser (1950)
Most recently available as the original cast recording from the Broadway revival of 1992 (RCA Victor 09026 61317-2).
Music and lyrics by Lionel Bart and Laurie Johnson (1959).
The original London cast recording was recently released on CD (Bayview Recording Co. RNBW010, 2001).
Noel Coward tunes used in production:“Someday I’ll Find You” (1930, written for Private Lives)Recorded versions of both songs are numerous, but you can find both, sung by Noel Coward himself, on this anniversary anthology:
“If Love Were All” (1929, written for operetta Bitter Sweet )Centenary Celebration (Prism, B00000JZW5, 2000).…and on this original cast recording of the biographical musical:If Love Were All (Varese Sarabande 302 066 083 2, 1999)… and you can hear excerpts of Noel and Gertie doing two scenes from Private Lives in addition to singing “Someday I’ll Find You” on this CD:I’ll See You Again--His Greatest Recordings
(Academy Sound and Vision/Living Era, B000001HHR, 1994.)“An Englishman in New York”, recorded by Sting (Nothing Like the Sun, 1987).Even though I know the song is actually about Quentin Crisp, it popped into my head the minute I saw AR legging it down 46th St. one night after the play.“I Enjoy Being a Girl” from Flower Drum Song, written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein (1958).The prospect of putting on a proper appearance for a trip to Broadway to see Private Lives and to the stage door after the play put many of us in touch with our inner girliness. Much care was taken in choosing The Dress, The Shoes, The Makeup, The Hair, The Jewelry, The Nail Polish, The Cologne…
French song from Book 4, Chapter 2 (“He is Set Upon by Adversities but He Sings a Song”):“Le Point du Jour”SHAKESPEARE PLAYS
I don’t know which music was used for the productions of Shakespeare plays in which AR had roles, but this might be a good place to start:Shakespeare’s Songbook, Ross W. Duffin: W. W. Norton, 2004.TANGO AT THE END OF WINTER RETURN TO TITLES
Includes a CD with sample recordings.
Music used in the production:Canon in D Major—Pachelbel.
Recorded, with lyrics, by Michiro Endo on these CDs:
50 (HALF), Bacteria, NB-1001, 1995.
Vietnam-Legend(Betonamu Densetsu), Bacteria, NB-1007, 2002.
Beatie Edney (Miziu) and Alan Rickman (Sei) tango to
Song used throughout play:
“Paper Doll”, written by Johnny S. Black in 1915, recorded by the Mills Brothers in 1942.
WHEN LOVE SPEAKS
Lots of music here that was composed just for the CD, but Alan’s chosen sonnet always makes me think of the Sting’s “Nothing Like the Sun” (Nothing Like the Sun, 1987).