Lady In the Dark (Original London Cast)
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||Oh Fabulous One||Ashleigh Sendin||6:59||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Huxley||Maria Friedman||2:26||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||One Life to Live||Maria Friedman||4:02||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Girl of the Moment||Maria Friedman||7:32||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Liza, Liza||Company||2:04||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Mapleton High Chorale||Company||3:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||This Is New||Maria Friedman||5:52||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Princess of Pure Delight||Maria Friedman||4:29||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Woman At the Alter||Adrian Dunbar||3:36||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Overture||RNT Orchestra||5:35||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Greatest Show On Earth||James Dreyfus||2:16||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Dance of the Tumblers||RNT Orchestra||2:28||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Best Years of His Life||James Dreyfus||5:37||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Tschaikowsky||James Dreyfus||1:43||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||The Saga of Jenny||Maria Friedman||6:00||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||My Ship||Maria Friedman||3:11||$0.99||View In iTunes|
||Exit Music||RNT Orchestra||3:13||$0.99||View In iTunes|
Steven Moore is Randy Curtis
My name is Steven Edward Moore and I played the role of Randy Curtis in this particular production in London of Lady in the Dark. For some reason, my name does not appear in the iTunes Artist info. I should be credited on #7, #9 and #13. Can anyone help me in correcting this?
RNT's production of Weill's Lady in the Dark
RNT's recording of Lady in the Dark is billed on the cover of the disk as the only complete recording. One has to give the RNT credit for mounting this production of a rarely mounted work by Kurt Weill. The interpretations by Maria Friedmann, who starts as Liza, are for the most part idiomatic except when she tries too hard to sound American, especially in any word containing an 'r'. Her singing is very "musical comedy." She belts the numbers more than she sings them which is fine for those who like belters. The music for this work - which serves mostly as a vehicle for the lyrics - is mostly forgettable although pleasant to listen to - with the exception of "My Ship" and "The Saga of Jenny" which have already been made popular by Weill's wife, Lotte Lenya, and the Russian composer tour-de-force "Tchaikovsky." Who would have thought there were this many Russian composer?s On the whole, this recording is mostly of historical interest. The lyrics to the songs are clever, witty, and in tune with the period in which it was written (mention is made of Huxley and Shostakovitch for example).