Kritzerland is proud to present a new Studio Cast Recording 2-CD set:
AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND
The Songs of Kander and Ebb
World Premiere Recording of the complete show!
They met in 1962. They had their first Broadway show in 1965 and their first Broadway smash hit in 1966. They currently have the longest running revival in history still on Broadway, packing in the crowds. They were one of the most amazing musical theatre songwriting teams in history – they were simply known as Kander & Ebb.
Back in 1991, a bunch of talented artists came together to create a musical revue based on the songs of Kander & Ebb. They were director Scott Ellis, choreographer Susan Stroman and writer David Thompson. With musical director, David Loud, they created what the New York Times called “An unexpected delight: A handsome, tasteful, snazzily staged outpouring of song and dance that celebrates all the virtues of the Kander-Ebb catalogue, while scrupulously avoiding most of the cloying clichés of and-then-I-wrote anthologies.”
Audiences flocked to the show, which opened on March 18, 1991 at the newly renovated Westside Arts Theatre, where it played for 408 performances. After closing, the show had a ten-month national tour. It won the Lucille Lortel Award for Outstanding Musical and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical Revue. The show has been steadily produced all over the world ever since. The original 1991 RCA cast album was a truncated version of the show on one CD. It was missing quite a bit of material and it also had expanded orchestrations done especially for that recording. For this brand new recording, we used the show’s original orchestrations by David Krane, and this new 2-CD set is a complete version of the entire show from start to finish. As a bonus, we’ve also included the various playoffs for certain songs.
This new studio cast recording features a stellar and brilliant cast: Brent Barrett, Kyra Da Costa, Jason Graae, Christiane Noll and Kristin Towers-Rowles. Musical direction is by Joshua Eli Kranz, and the album is produced by Bruce Kimmel.
And The World Goes Round – this 2-CD set is specially priced at $23.98, plus shipping.
CDs will ship by the third week of October, but we’ve been averaging three to five weeks early in terms of shipping ahead of the official ship date.