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Jerome Robbins' Broadway: Original Broadway Cast Recording
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks, Broadway & Vocalists
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Brandon Thornburg | Portland, OR United States | 05/17/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If, like me, you were to pick up this album from a friend, without liner notes nor knowing anything about it, you may listen to it a few times, enjoying the music and wondering what seems familiar about it. I know-that guy playing Tevye from "Fiddler" and Pseudolus from "Forum" sounds really familiar. Now where have I heard that voice before? I've got it-Costanza! It's George! Once I realized that I was listening to Jason Alexander sing-and well!, I could really get back to enjoying the music instead of having that nagging question first in my mind. And what I hear is a lot of fun. The show translates to soundtrack surprisingly well for what is mostly a dance show. Fiddler, Forum, On the Town, West Side Story-what a great and somewhat underappreciated legacy in this day and age of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Disney. I wish I had been there to see it-the reason I gave this 4 stars rather than 5 can be summed up in "The Small House of Uncle Thomas" which I can just see in my mind, but which does nothing for me as a song absent of Robbins' genius staging. All in all, a nice collection of Broadway songs."
Great Salute to Broadway
Tom George | Wash. DC | 09/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a terrific review of some great theater moments, all at the helm of the great Jerome Robbins. Every song was faithfully re-created from the originals. It was a great oppurtunity for some amazingly talented performers to strut their stuff. Jason Alexander (yes, George from Seinfeld!), Faith Prince, Scott Wise and Charlotte D'Amboise, have a romp in assorted singing and dancing roles from such shows as Fiddler, The King and I, Gypsy, Peter Pan, Forum....etc. Though it was far better on stage (The Small House of Uncle Thomas from The King and I doesn't really work as a recording), this is still a treat to hear alot of classic numbers from these wonderful musicals."