Stage Door are pleased to present the CD debut of two British
studio cast recordings of the iconic Hollywood movie musicals 'On
The Town' and the 'Broadway Melody' series.
Recorded in 1959, the studio recreation of 'On The Town' represented
the first time the iconic film's songs had been preserved on record.
Conducted by Geoff Love, the recording features Dennis
Lotis, Lionel Blair and Shane Rimmer recreating
respectively the film roles played by Frank Sinatra, Gene Kelly and
Jules Munshin. The roles played on film by Betty Garrett and Ann
Miller are sung by Stella Tanner and Noele Gordon.
album was followed by a studio cast recording capturing songs from
the various 'Broadway Melody' films. Conducted and
arranged by Tony Osborne, the recording pays homage to the
timeless songs that featured in these very first Hollywood movie
musicals. The performers recruited to recreate the classic songs of
Arthur Freed, Nacio Herb Brown and Cole Porter include Bruce
Forsyth, David Hughes, Millicent Martin and Gerry Dorsey
(who would achieve fame and chart success as Engelbert
in glorious stereophonic sound, both studio cast recordings now make
their debut on CD.
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DATE: FEBRUARY 22nd, 2019