Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Jay Livingston, Ray Evans, Tony Randall|
Oh Captain! (1958 Original Broadway Cast)
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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Time for a B'way revival!
Allen Bardin | Columbia, SC United States | 09/19/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A hilarious concept for a show & wonderful songs by Livingston & Evans, that are alternately operetta-inspired & semi-raunchy. Tony Randall is delightful, and the divine Susan Johnson is superb, as always. This must have been
hot-stuff for 1958!"
A Great 50's Score!
shelly silver | The Big Apple | 08/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This show SHOULD have been a hit! It wasn't anything earth-shaking, but it had really good songs, wonderful performers, including the great Susan Johnson and it's just a pleasure to listen to. Adapted from the film The Captain's Paradise, Tony Randall has the title role here and has a really nice singing voice. Johnny Mathis had a hit with the tune All the Time --a beautiful song---and almost every number in this show is a winner! Check out Oh, Captain!"
Colorful, tuneful late-50's Broadway score
Byron Kolln | the corner where Broadway meets Hollywood | 01/21/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"OH CAPTAIN! is a delightful musical with Tony Randall, the underrated belter Susan Johnson (DONNYBROOK!, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA), Jacquelyn McKeever (the television version of WONDERFUL TOWN), Edward Platt, Paul Valentine and Stanley Carlson.However, the musical is still best-remembered for a dance number featuring Alexandra Danilova and Randall. The zippy score is from Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.Standout numbers include Susan Johnson's delicious belt in "Give It All You Got/Love is Hell", and the lovely "You're So Right for Me".Abbe Lane also starred as Bobo in the musical, but was signed to another label and couldn't record her role for the Columbia cast album. On disc the role is played by Eileen Rodgers (FIORELLO!, ANYTHING GOES), and Lane was later replaced on Broadway by Dorothy Lamour, making her Broadway debut. [DRG 19030]"