Continuing Stage Door's
'Cast Album Masters Series' is the CD debut of the 'I Do! I Do!' Original London Cast
Featuring book and lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt, 'I Do! I Do!'
is based on the Jan de Hartog play 'The Fourposter' and premiered on Broadway in December 1966 starring Mary Martin and Robert Preston.
a UK regional tour,
'I Do! I Do!' opened at London's Lyric Theatre in May 1968.
Directed by Gower Champion,
the respective roles of Agnes and Michael were played by noted performers Anne Rogers
and Ian Carmichael.
With the setting now adapted to reflect its British cast and audience, specific adjustments were made to Tom Jones' book and lyrics.
Despite a limited run of 115 performances, the 'I Do! I Do!' West End production was preserved on an Original London Cast Album (capturing the Anglicised adaptations to Jones' lyrics), produced by
The 'I Do! I Do!' London Cast Album now makes its debut on CD. Strictly limited to 500 units
only, the album has been digitally remastered from the original studio master
tapes. The CD release is further complemented with rare bonus tracks from
both artists and detailed sleeve notes by Theatre Director and Archivist
Stewart Nicholls including exclusive contributions from Anne Rogers.
DATE: MARCH 31st, 2023
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