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Nat “King” Cole – I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life

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Following the success of Sinatra’s successful compilation, This Is Sinatra!, Capitol Records followed suit in August of 1957 with a collection of previously released singles from the great Nat “King” Cole.

The lp This is Nat “King” Cole reached #18 on the Billboard album chart and featured the timeless Cy Coleman/Joseph McCarthy ballad, “I’m Gonna Laugh You Out of My Life”. Additional renowned recordings of the song followed by the likes of Sarah Vaughan, Peggy Lee, Johnny Mathis and Nancy Wilson but Nat’s was the first. The arrangement is a classic by Nelson Riddle. Nat would have been 99 years old come Saturday, happy birthday to one of the best!

I’m gonna laugh you right out of my life

Make it a beautiful joke

No one will know you broke my heart

But if I find you and I…really meant that last goodbye

Then, I’m gonna laugh so hard I’ll cry.

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Contact & Licensing info:
Published by Notable Music Co. (ASCAP) Contact: Damon Booth /
Administered by Big Deal Music Group.
Contact: Jennifer Falco /
For Joseph McCarthy: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (ASCAP).
Master Controlled by Universal Music Group.

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Cy Coleman: A Jazzman’s Broadway

Cy31 1024x1024 Cy Coleman: A Jazzmans BroadwayBefore 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.

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The Life – Off West End Theatre Awards

The Life 1024x1024 The Life   Off West End Theatre AwardsCongrats 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.

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Goodspeed Presents – The Will Rogers Follies

28423609 10155198778937793 2745014483011745689 o1 1024x1024 Goodspeed Presents   The Will Rogers FolliesGoodspeed 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

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