THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is a love letter to musical theatre, cast albums and the people who love them. While we're not 100% certain, we believe this is the first ever cast album within a cast album in history… maybe.
The Original Broadway Cast Recording of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE includes two bonus tracks: "Message From a Nightingale," (from the Gable & Stein musical The Enchanted Nightingale) and "I Remember Love," a song that was cut from the original production.
The CD comes with a full color 32 page booklet, which includes lyrics, production photos, and other treasures from Man In Chair's personal theatre memorabilia scrapbook.
Just like the album the "Man In Chair" has in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE
, we've also pressed limited edition vinyl records
featuring songs and dialogue from Drowsy's show-within-the-show. The vinyl comes complete with lyrics, full color production photos, and a CD of the vinyl version which includes dialogue not heard on the Drowsy Chaperone Original Cast Recording. Each album is individually numbered, so get your limited edition copy before they're all gone!
To chase his blues away, a modern day musical theatre addict known simply as "Man in Chair" (Bob Martin) drops the needle on his favorite LP – the 1928 musical comedy The Drowsy Chaperone. From the crackle of his hi-fi, the uproariously funny musical magically bursts to life on stage, telling the tale of a pampered Broadway starlet (Sutton Foster) who wants to give up show business to get married, her producer (Lenny Wolpe) who sets out to sabotage the nuptials, her chaperone (Beth Leavel), the debonair groom (Troy Britton Johnson), the dizzy chorine (Jennifer Smith), the Latin lover (Danny Burstein) and a pair of gangsters who double as pastry chefs (Garth and Jason Kravits). Man in Chair's infectious love of THE DROWSY CHAPERONE speaks to anyone who has ever been transported by the theater.
3. Fancy Dress
4. Percy Hyman
5. Cold Feets
6. The Ooops Girl
8. Beatrice Stockwell
10. Roman Bartelli
12. Accident Waiting to Happen
13. The Tall Brothers
14. Toledo Surprise
15. Act 1 Finale
16. Bride's Lament
17. Love Is Always Lovely In the End
18. George's Triumph
20. As We Stumble Along (Reprise)
21. I Remember Love
22. Message from a Nightingale
Music & Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison
Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar
Album Produced by Joel Moss and Sh-K-Boom / Ghostlight Records President Kurt Deutsch
Featuring Danny Burstein, Georgia Engel, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Edward Hibbert, Troy Britton Johnson, Eddie Korbich, Garth Kravits, Jason Kravits, Beth Leavel, Kecia Lewis-Evans, Bob Martin, Jennifer Smith, Lenny Wolpe, Andrea Chamberlain, Jay Douglas, Stacia Fernandez, Linda Griffin, Angela Pupello, Kilty Reidy, Joey Sorge and Patrick Wetzel.
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Casey Nicholaw
Orchestrations by Larry Blank
Dance and Incidental Music arrangements by Glen Kelly
Musical Direction/Vocal Arrangements by Phil Reno
"Irresistable! A witty, winning, refreshing cocktail of a show." -- David Rooney, Variety
"We haven't seen anything quite this original in a long time! Delightful, sparkling entertainment. You'll be over the moon!" -- Michael Kuchwara, AP
"High-flying, hilarious and bubbles of fun!" -- Michael Sommers, The Star Ledger
"Ingenious!" -- Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"The year's most dynamic new musical." -- Adam Feldman, Time Out New York