|The annual STAGE benefits have been going on for over twenty-five years now – they are always an exciting event, peopled with wonderful performers doing wonderful music. Several of them have been recorded live and released on CD, including the Kritzerland release of Schwartz, Schwartz, and Strouse. We are very pleased to present three never before released recordings. |
The Stephen Sondheim concert features a glittering array of performers, including Len Cariou, Sally Ann Howes, Patrick Cassidy, Shaun Cassidy, Ann Hampton Callaway, Nancy Dussault, Betty Garrett, Randy Graff, Alice Ripley, Michelle Nicastro, Felicity Huffman, Marc Cherry, Valarie Pettiford, Charlotte Rae, Carole Cook, Rip Taylor, and many others, all performing the brilliant Sondheim songs from such classics as Follies, Company, A Little Night Music, Anyone Can Whistle, Merrily We Roll Along, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way to the Forum, Into the Woods and more.
The Bacharach concert features an amazing cast, including Melissa Manchester, Stephen Bishop, Vicki Lewis, Donna McKechnie, Dave Koz, Marilyn Maye, Nancy Dussault, Stefanie Powers, Danny Gurwin, Justin Guarini, Catte Adams, Carole Cook, Jai Rodriguez, Valarie Pettiford and more, all singing such Bacharach classics as “Baby, It’s You,” “A House Is Not a Home,” “Alfie,” “Anyone Who Had a Heart,” “Blue on Blue,” “The Look of Love,” “Walk on By,” and, from Promises, Promises, “Half as Big as Life,” “Turkey Lurkey Time,” and “I’ll Never Fall in Love Again,” and more.
The Andrew Lloyd Webber Concert features a wonderful company of performers, including Tyne Daly, Bill Hutton, Valerie Perri, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Carole Cook, Dale Kristien, Franc D’Ambrosio, Ken Page, Terri Bibb, Karen Culliver, Mary D’Arcy, Anastasia Barzee, Reece Holland, David Burnham, William Katt, Brian Lane Green, Joan Ryan, Leslie Jordan, Valarie Pettiford, Kim Huber, Keith David, Nita Whitaker, Mary Jo Catlett, Sean McDermott, and many others, many of the performers appeared in the original companies of such Lloyd Webber classics as Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Evita, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Jesus Christ, Superstar and more.
Recorded live, with all the vitality and excitement and, yes, sometimes roughness that goes with the territory. These were once-in-a-lifetime evenings and now they’re yours to enjoy on these CDs.
The Sondheim and Lloyd Webber albums are two CD sets priced at $24.98 plus shipping. The Bacharach album is a single CD priced at $19.98 plus shipping. A portion of the proceeds goes to AIDS Project, Los Angeles, and other AIDS organizations. We’re pleased to offer a special sale price for those who wish to order all three titles. Each release page has a link if you want to take advantage of the special deal.
CDs will ship by the fourth week of May – however, preorders placed directly through Kritzerland usually ship one to five weeks earlier (we’ve been averaging four weeks early).