Sunday, May 13, 2012


Is there a funnier score in all the musical theatre history? I don’t think so, not even THE PRODUCERS or AVENUE Q. For this fabulous musical comedy, Cy Coleman wrote his best music and the lyrics by Carolyn Leigh gave it the perfect final touch.

Many people dismissed the 1999 Broadway revival starring Martin Short and Faith Prince, but I loved it and (I’m going to be crucified by saying this) I think this recording is much better than the original Broadway cast. The new orchestrations by Harold Wheeler give fresh life to numbers like “Rich Kids Rag”, “I’ve Got Your Number”, “Boom, Boom” and “Real Live Girl”.

This is an absolutely amusing score that will put a big smile on your face.

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