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Original Cast Album: Company (1970)

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Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is done on the first Sunday after opening night. D.A. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara Barrie ... Herself (Sarah)
Charles Braswell Charles Braswell ... Himself (Larry)
Susan Browning Susan Browning ... Herself (April)
George Coe ... Himself (David)
John Cunningham ... Peter
Steve Elmore Steve Elmore ... Himself (Paul)
George Furth ... Himself (book)
Harold Hastings Harold Hastings ... Himself (music director)
Beth Howland ... Herself (Amy)
Dean Jones ... Himself (Robert)
Charles Kimbrough ... Himself (Harry)
Merle Louise Merle Louise ... Herself (Susan)
Donna McKechnie Donna McKechnie ... Herself (Kathy)
Pamela Myers Pamela Myers ... Herself (Marta)
Harold Prince ... Himself (producer / director)
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Stephen Sondheim's musical "Company" opened on Broadway in the Spring of 1970, and tradition dictates that the cast recording is done on the first Sunday after opening night. D.A. Pennebaker, the now-legendary documentarian, filmed the production of the original cast recording, the back and forth between Sondheim and the performers, and the dynamic of trying to record live performance. The film climaxes with Elaine Stritch's performance of "The Ladies Who Lunch". The show won 6 Tony Awards including "Best Musical" and ran for two years on Broadway. Written by Martin Lewison

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USA

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Mono

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Bad Sound Quality
24 April 2002 | by kentaroSee all my reviews

Sound quality is awful, like very old cassette tape or records. This is not either musical nor concerts but like the sound track making documentary. Songs are not completely sung (interrupted) or talking or chattering voices are imposed. I expect the musical or concerts and so very much disappointed for this high price awful contents DVD.


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