Spotlight On Gwen Verdon

Actor, singer and dancer extraordinaire, Gwen Verdon is undoubtedly one of the most iconic figures in the history of the Broadway musical.

In an astounding career spanning 8 decades, Verdon achieved success on every platform of the performing arts, from film and television to recording and of course the stage where she originated some of musical theatre’s most iconic characters, from Lola in ‘Damn Yankees’ to Charity in ‘Sweet Charity’ and Roxie Hart in ‘Chicago’. The recipient of four Tony Awards and an inductee of the American Theatre Hall of Fame, Verdon’s career on stage is unparalleled.

As a recording artist, Verdon issued only one solo album, the 1956 recording ‘The Girl I Left Home For’. Accompanied by Joe Reisman and his Orchestra, the album effectively showcases Verdon as not just an exemplary performer on stage but as a song stylist and gifted recording artist. Alongside ‘The Girl I Left Home For’, this collection is complemented by Verdon’s performances from the cast albums of Damn Yankees’, ‘New Girl In Town’ and‘Redhead’ (roles for which she was awarded the Tony for‘Best Actress In A Musical’.)

SPOTLIGHT ON GWEN VERDON

  1. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ (from ‘Hot Chocolates’)[LISTEN]
    2. SAND IN MY SHOES (from the film ‘Kiss The Boys Goodbye’)[LISTEN]
    3. HOT NIGHT IN ALASKA (from the film ‘Meet Me After The Show’)
    4. MISTER AND MISSUS FITCH (from ‘Gay Divorce’) [LISTEN]
    5. BETTIN’ ON A MAN (from the film ‘Meet Me After The Show’
    6. WHY CAN’T I? (from ‘Spring Is Here’)
    7. I’VE GOT THE WORLD ON A STRING (from ‘Cotton Club Parade Of 1932’)
    8. THE SAGA OF JENNY (from ‘Lady In The Dark’) [LISTEN]
    9. FIND ME A PRIMITIVE MAN (from ‘Fifty Million Frenchmen’)
    10. NO TALENT JOE (from the film ‘Meet Me After The Show’)
    11. THE LADY IS A TRAMP (from ‘Babes In Arms’)
    12. DADDY (from the film ‘Gentlemen Marry Brunettes’)
    13. WHATEVER LOLA WANTS (from ‘Damn Yankees’)
    14. A LITTLE BRAINS, A LITTLE TALENT (from ‘Damn Yankees’)
    15. ON THE FARM (from ‘New Girl In Town’) [LISTEN]
    16. IT’S GOOD TO BE ALIVE (from ‘New Girl In Town’)
    17. IF THAT WAS LOVE (from ‘New Girl In Town’)
    18. MERELY MARVELOUS (from ‘Redhead’)
    19. ERBIE FITCH’S TWITCH (from ‘Redhead’) [LISTEN]
    20. LOOK WHO’S IN LOVE – with Richard Kiley (from ‘Redhead’)

    BONUS TRACK
    21. WHO’S GOT THE PAIN? – with Bob Fosse (from ‘Damn Yankees’) [LISTEN]

 

PRE-ORDER NOW – £7.99 
Order directly from the Stage Door website to receive the CD first. Not available in stores until March 22nd 2019
(All pre-orders from stagedoorrecords.com will despatch mid March

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