26 Songs, 1 Hour 29 Minutes

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4.4 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

star2be10 ,

WOW!!!!

Saw the show a few months ago and loved it. Love this music. Great buy!

RikerNYC ,

Nothing can beat the original company or cast recording

I was rather disappointed by this production on Broadway. I was fortunate enough to see the original production, and it remains one of the highlights of my theatre-going life. I was really looking forward to this version, but there were a few things that marred the experience for me. The most jarring was Zeta-Jones. She is simply wrong for the role. She comes off extremely shrewish and classless, especially in You Must Meet My Wife (I thought she'd pull back for the recording but no such luck). Glynis Johns, the original Desiree, was the epitome of class and style, heartbreaking and funny at the same time. The overall direction was off also; Trevor Nunn directed with a heavy hand that turned a really funny and life-affirming show into a Night Music as written by Henrik Ibsen. The opening segment is painfully slow, everyone in Act I dressed in black and in shadows. The second act is, thankfully, somewhat better. The good: Alexander Hanson is terrific as Fredrik, and Angela Lansbury steals the show and rolls off with it in her wheelchair. She's a lesson in less is more; she is a treasure and the whole show (and recording) is worth it for her. It's nice having more music on this recording, but the lushness of the original orchestrations is sorely missed. A mixed effort at best.

tonertone t ,

Brillant!!

I had a wonderful time when I saw this show a few weeks ago. The cast was amazing with Zetta-Jones and Lansbury leading the camp. I liked Alexander Hanson as Frederick and after listening to this recording slightly sore that I had missed him the night I went to see this performance. His understudy; Stephen R. Buntrock's good too. Aaron Lazar; what's there say other than he's a gem. He was great and I really loved him as Count Carl Magnus. An Amazing actor and quite sexy. Larkin as Petra is truly bliss in that juicy role. Katherine McNamara is such a peach as Frederika. Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and Ramona Mallory were quite funny. Erin Davie as Charlotte had me wanting to roll on the floor in laughter especially in Act Two dinner scene. The cast overall did an outstanding job. The Broadway Cast Revival is brillant; their work is preserved for our enjoyment.

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