Sony Legacy Recordings releases Johnny Cash: Forever Words, a collaborative album consisting of songs created from Johnny Cash‘s unknown poetry, lyrics and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists. Recorded primarily at The Cash Cabin in Hendersonville, Tennessee, the album is the musical companion to the best-selling Forever Words: The Unkown Poems, a volume of unpublished writing edited by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon and curated by John Carter Cash and Steve Berkowitz.
The album features our own Rosanne Cash on the stunning “The Walking Wounded” plus gems from Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Brad Paisley, T Bone Burnett, Elvis Costello, I’m With Her and more. Available now on CD, 2LP Vinyl and Digital formats.
Apr 06 2018
Before Cy Coleman was a noted composer of such shows as Little Me, Sweet Charity, Barnum and On the Twentieth Century, he was the favorite of the New York jazz scene. Now, for the first time, Cy and his fellow musicians play the scores of Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s hit show Jamaica in addition to songs from the Rodgers and Hammerstein hits Flower Drum Song and South Pacific. The works from the latter production have been taken from rare transcription recordings, and are making their first debuts since being recorded in the early 1950s. It’s 50s jazz at its finest! Pre-Order your copy HERE.
Mar 13 2018
Congrats to Director Michael Blakemore + the cast & crew of Southwark Playhouse‘s revival of Cy Coleman‘s hit musical, The Life! Winner of four 2018 Offies (Off West End Theatre Awards): T’Shan Williams – Female In A Musical, Sharon D. Clarke – Supporting Female In A Musical, Cornell S. John – Supporting Male In A Musical, Southwark Playhouse – Musical Production.
Mar 05 2018
Goodspeed Musicals Presents: The Will Rogers Follies, A Life in Revue. Shake hands with the heartwarming humorist who spun a rope, poked fun at headlines and never met a man he didn’t like. The rags-to-riches story of America’s beloved stage, screen and radio star bursts to life as a Ziegfeld Follies-style extravaganza. Family, fame and fate are center stage in Will’s rise from obscurity to stardom. Along the way he’s arm-in-arm with vivacious showgirls and a slew of cowboys. Curtain up on the Tony Award-winning Best Musical that captures the American spirit at its up-tempo best. April 13 – June 21, The Goodspeed. 6 Main Street, East Haddam, CT 06423. Click HERE for tix and info.
Book by Peter Stone | Music Composed and Arranged by Cy Coleman
Lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green
Inspired by the words of Will and Betty Rogers
Choreographed by Kelli Barclay
Directed by Don Stephenson
Mar 01 2018