arts 09.10.18

Original Cast Recordings
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It's the season that brings us new art exhibits, music, movies, books, and plays and musicals. While finishing touches are at this moment being applied to various and sundry, we take a look in the rear-view mirror, courtesy of the photo galleries of hundreds of original cast recording sessions catalogued by Masterworks Broadway.

This is an amazing trove of behind-the-scenes moments — performers and creators at the mic, rehearsing, coaching, and kibitzing, with production photos occasionally interspersed. Below are a few samples. Click here for the full galleries.




Bells are Ringing
1956
Betty Comden, Goddard Lieberson and Judy Holliday




No, No Nanette
1971
Jack Gilford, Ed Dixon, Ruby Keeler, Patsy Kelly and cast




Dear World
1969
Music director Donald Pippin and Angela Lansbury
Photo: Fred Lombardi




Say, Darling
1958
Vivian Blaine and Johnny Desmond
Photo: Alfred Wertheimer




My Fair Lady
1956
Julie Andrews
Photo: Don Hunstein




1776
1969
William Daniels
Photo: Don Hunstein




Ain't Misbehavin'
1978
Nell Carter and Armelia McQueen
Photo: Henri Dauman




Sunday in the Park With George
1984
Mandy Patinkin, Bernadette Peters and Stephen Sondheim
Photo: Peter Cunningham




Peter Pan
1954
Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard




The Girl Who Came to Supper
1963
Tessie O'Shea
Photo: Don Hunstein




















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