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My mind at times
May dwell on sex
If someone’s rating dreams
Then most of mine I guess are double X
It was this week back in 1976 in Hollywood when Frank Sinatra recorded his next instant Cy Coleman classic; “I Love My Wife”. With a track record that included “Witchcraft” (1957), “Why Try To Change Me Now” (1959), and “The Best Is Yet To Come” (1964), Sinatra knew he could count on his pal Cy to provide him with signature songs.
I Love My Wife is a song from the hilarious hit Broadway musical about two married couples contemplating a carnal adventure during the sexual revolution of the 1970s. The lyrics are by Michael Stewart and the music is by Coleman. The innovative long-running show earned a Tony Award for director Gene Saks and another for featured actor Lenny Baker.
Tune in Sunday December 6th 9PM ET/PT on CBS for Sinatra 100 – An All-Star Grammy Concert recorded live at Wynn Las Vegas’ Encore Theatre celebrating the 100th anniversary of The Chairman’s birth!
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Nov 18 2015
Four stars: “The lights, acrobatics and dancing went into overdrive as the show drew to a close and I’d defy anyone not to go home singing Come Follow The Band”. – The Bristol Post. “Barnum at the Bristol Hippodrome is good old fashioned music hall entertainment at its best”. - Bristol Culture. “Brian Conley wows audiences at Bristol Hippodrome” – Bristol Newslocker. Cy Coleman, Mark Bramble, Michael Stewart’s Award-winning musical, Barnum, stars Brian Conley and Linzi Hateley and plays 22 venues throughout the UK now thru August 1 – 2015. Click here for full list of dates. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh.
Sep 21 2014
During his lengthy career writing pop standards and Tony-award winning musicals, Cy Coleman, the recording artist, had released many great jazz trio and vocal recordings from the late 1950s through the 1980s. He would even own his own jazz club for a short time in New York City called The Playroom.
In 2002, Cy returned to his roots and recorded one final album for Sony entitled, It Started With a Dream. The album’s special guest featured Tony Bennett singing The Colors of My Life (originally written for the 1980 Tony-award winning Broadway musical, Barnum). This great performance is a fitting testament to Tony & Cy’s long friendship & mutual success and just maybe to Mr. Bennett’s life-long passion as a painter as well.
In 2006 famed director David Lynch included an instrumental version of the song in the film and soundtrack to Inland Empire that starred Laura Dern, Justin Theroux, Harry Dean Stanton, Jeremy Irons, and Diane Ladd. The Gaurdian rated the film one of the “10 most underrated movies of the decade”. The soundtrack was mostly composed and performed by Lynch himself and also included Beck and Nina Simone. The soundtrack version showcases The Colors of My Life’s timeless melody, you can give it a listen HERE.
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Apr 23 2014
Theatre in the Park – July 15th – Aug 31, Revival of Cy Coleman‘s hit musical, Barnum starring Christopher Fitzgerald as P.T. Barnum. “unstinting in its energy and euphoria levels” – The Daily Telegraph, “Cy Coleman’s songs stay with you long after the curtain falls” – Daily Mail. Click here for Tix & Info.
Jul 26 2013