Barnum Backers’ Audition

18485263 1438962509513401 5298952236713106362 n Barnum Backers AuditionHarbinger Records & The Musical Theater Project bring you a rare and historic recording, the actual Barnum backers’ audition performed by the songwriters of the score. Imagine yourself sitting in the lavish and fashionable East Side apartment of Maurice and Lois Rosenfield. You are plied with drinks and hors d’oeuvres and are entertained intimately by two legendary Broadway writers of a marvelous new score. Would you have invested in the show? Barnum with music by Cy Coleman & lyrics by Michael Stewart would eventually run at the St. James Theatre for 854 performances, win a Tony for the show’s star, Jim Dale, and launch the career of Glenn Close. It spawned a successful London production and countless regional and amateur productions since its opening night on April 30, 1980.

Available now for pre-order, get a glimpse behind the scenes at the birth a new musical comedy. Features extensive liner notes written by Coleman biographer Andy Propst. Click HERE to order.

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On The 20th Century Los Angeles

e6cca3 2a0d7b4548ac43f7a43cf92213e4cca7 mv2 1024x797 On The 20th Century Los AngelesCy Coleman‘s award-winning musical comedy On The Twentieth Century will be making a stop in Los Angeles Aug 4 through 27. Proof Doubt Closer Theatre Co. takes on this 1978 musical gem which most recently had a Broadway revival in 2015 starring Kristin Chenoweth in the lead. Tickets HERE.

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El Cosmico Trans-Pecos Festival of Music & Love

EC trans pecos 2017 no lineup short 817x1024 El Cosmico Trans Pecos Festival of Music & LoveIt’s that time of the year when a group of intrepid wanderers convene in Marfa, Texas for a weekend of live music, sandlot baseball, workshops, art installations and more. It all kicks off September 28th at the 12th annual Trans-Pecos Festival. Performers include our own Tift Merritt along with Lee Ann Womack, Robert Ellis, Erika Wennerstrom, Jenny Lewis, & many more. Click HERE for more info.

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King’s Record Shop 30th Anniversary

rosanne cover with sticker1 d9602b77 94ea 435f 9b8b b2f7afaa25b4 1 Kings Record Shop 30th AnniversaryHappy Release Day! Sony Legacy celebrates the 30th Anniversary of Rosanne Cash‘s pioneering LP King’s Record Shop with a special edition 180-gram vinyl release and digital download with bonus tracks. Released on June 26, 1987, the album would prove a pivotal one not only in the career of Cash, but in the emergence of Americana as an heir to traditional country music. The set would also have the distinction of marking the first time a female artist had ever had four #1 singles on the Billboard Country charts from a single record. Cash’s covers of her father’s “Tennessee Flat Top Box”, John Hiatt’s “The Way We Make A Broken Heart”, John Stewart’s “Runaway Train” as well as “If You Change Your Mind,” a song she’d written with steel guitar player Hank DeVito, all climbed to the top of the chart.

Produced by Rodney Crowell (Rosanne’s then-husband), the set features a stellar band of players including Crowell, Vince Gill, Patty Smyth, Benmont Tench, Steve Winwood, and Randy Scruggs.

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