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Tony Bennett – The Colors of My Life

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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“The Colors of My Life” music: Cy Coleman, lyrics: Michael Stewart. Published by Notable Music Co. Contact: Damon Booth / info@notablemusic.net
Administered by Downtown Music Publishing / Contact: Sean McGraw / seanmcgraw@dmpgroup.com
Master controlled by Sony / http://hub.sonymusic.com/licensing/contact/

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Chichester Festival Theatre with Cameron Mackintosh Presents: Barnum

TITP15 07 2 small 51e7be49ec5d8 Chichester Festival Theatre with Cameron Mackintosh Presents: BarnumTheatre 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.

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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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Master controlled by Sony / http://hub.sonymusic.com/licensing/contact/
Published by Notable Music Co. Inc. Contact: Damon Booth – info@notablemusic.net. Administred by BMG Chrysalis. Contact: Wendy.Griffiths@bmgchrysalis.com

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Notable Music Co. turns 50

bennett tony bill evans 86 l Notable Music Co. turns 50Come visit us on tumblr, tracing 50+ years of Notable Music Co. through rare pics, letters, links & posters.

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