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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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Barnum (1980 Original Broadway Cast) – There Is A Sucker Born Ev’ry Minute

This week’s Top Tune salutes the launch of producer Cameron Mackintosh‘s revival of Cy Coleman‘s 1980 Tony Award-winning musical Barnum beginning July 15, 2013 at the Chichester Festival Theatre – UK. Winner of 3 Tony’s and starring Jim Dale, Glenn Close and Kevin Kline, the original Broadway production (based on the life of showman P.T. Barnum) ran for 854 performances at The St. James Theater and spawned several successful touring productions in London, Australia, and Madrid.

The musical features a score by Cy Coleman (who was also a producer of the original production), lyrics by Michael Stewart and a book by Mark Bramble. The original director-choreographer Joe Layton deftly turned the theatre into a circus combining real life circus performers with musical theater singers and dancers. The new production offers a revised book by Cameron Mackintosh and Bramble and stars 2 time Tony-winning actor, singer, juggler, and acrobat Christopher Fitzgerald (Wicked, Young Frankenstein) as P.T. Barnum.

View the tv ad HERE.

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