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The Human Comedy [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
Galt MacDermot, Tania Leon, Human Comedy Pit Orchestra
The Human Comedy [Original Broadway Cast Recording]
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
 
  •  Track Listings (43) - Disc #1
  •  Track Listings (76) - Disc #2


      
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At Long Last: "THE HUMAN COMEDY" on CD
Bill Drummonds | Phoenix, AZ | 06/16/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"It's been too many years since this overlooked musical gem was available to fans. Based on the William Saroyan novella of the same name, MacDermot's score is, quite simply, glorious. His music soars, yet remains as Earth-bound as it's young hero and his family and friends. It's such a shame (and a great loss) that MacDermot didn't write more for the theatre, as few theatre composers (in my opinion) are able to match his gift for unpretentious melody. The songs, fragments, musical scenes, even the recitative are many steps above most of todays Sondheim-clones. THE HUMAN COMEDY is a must-have for any lover of American musical theatre."
Not Even "Of It's Time"
Director | Ontario, Canada | 08/10/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)

"Disappointing. A "rock opera" that would have sounded dated if it were written in 1965. it is unsatisfying and totally out of keeping with the tenor of the libretto. I wish somebody would take Saroyan's novel and write a score that will endure the test of time."