Original St. Louis Cast Recording

“Some of the evening’s best moments owe their power to flawless harmonizing.” – Riverfront Times

“Entertaining and thought-provoking.” – St. Louis Post Dispatch

“A sweetly rewarding and happy surprise . . . United in song and spirit, the cast and audience celebrate the fusion of a Broadway past into the home for a community’s political future.” – Riverfront Times

“A most thought-provoking, touching, and entertaining production.” – News Telegraph

Now in its second pressing, the original cast album of New Line Theatre’s 1996 production of Out on Broadway, released on compact disc by Original Cast Records in New York, is touching hearts and igniting passions nationwide.

Out on Broadway, an evening of theatre songs sung from a gay perspective, was first produced to sell-out crowds in March 1996, and brought back in August 1996 for additional sold-out performances. Many of the songwriters represented in the show were gay or bisexual themselves, and hearing the songs in the context in which those writers must have imagined them was a revelation. The cast album features the original St. Louis cast and contains highlights from the show, including songs from Chicago, Dreamgirls, Phantom of the Opera, La Cage aux Folles, Falsettos, Into the Woods, The King and I, Merrily We Roll Along, and other musicals. A sequel, Out on Broadway 2000 was produced four years later, again to sold-out houses, but has not yet been recorded.

The original 1996 cast heard on the CD includes Chris Brenner, Tracy Collins, Quenten Schumacher, Keith Thompson, and Eddie Webb, with Scott Miller on the piano.

The Out on Broadway cast album is available in local music stores across the country, on the web through Amazon.com, or directly from Original Cast Records, 203-544-8288. Listen to audio samples from the CD on Amazon.com.

The Songs

1. "One Boy"
(from Bye Bye Birdie by Charles Strouse & Lee Adams)
"But Not for Me"
(from Girl Crazy by George & Ira Gershwin)
"This Funny World"
(from Betsy by Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart)

2. "Love is Blind"
(from Falsettos by William Finn)
"Happily Ever After"
(from Once Upon a Mattress by Mary Rodgers & Marshall Barer)

3. "Water Under the Bridge"
(from the unproduced film Singing Out Loud by Stephen Sondheim)

4. "Not a Day Goes By"
(from Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim)

5. "What Can You Lose?"
(from Dick Tracy by Stephen Sondheim)

6. "She's a Woman"
(from Kiss of the Spider Woman by John Kander & Fred Ebb)

7. "Sooner or Later"
(from Dick Tracy by Stephen Sondheim)

8. "Bosom Buddies"
(from Mame by Jerry Herman)

9. "Family"
(from Dreamgirls by Henry Krieger & Tom Eyen)

10 "You're Gonna Love Tomorrow"
(from Follies by Stephen Sondheim)

11. "Sleepy Man"
(from The Robber Bridegroom by Robert Waldman & Alfred Uhry)

12. "Cell Block Tango"
(from Chicago by John Kander and Fred Ebb)

13. "Masquerade"
(from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber & Charles Hart)
"I Am What I Am"
(from La Cage aux Folles by Jerry Herman)

14. "We Kiss in a Shadow"
(from The King and I by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II)

15. "You Have to Be Carefully Taught"
(from South Pacific by Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II)
"Hip! Hallelujah! Hooray!"
(from Between the Sheiks by David Chase, Peter Sagal, & Jess Bravin)

16. "In My Own Lifetime"
(from The Rothschilds by Jerry Bock & Sheldon Harnick)

17. "Do You Hear the People Sing?"
(from Les Misérables by Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil)
"Our Time"
(from Merrily We Roll Along by Stephen Sondheim)

18. "Everything Possible"
(by Fred Small)

19. "Children Will Listen"
(from Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim)
"You Are the Light"
(from Metropolis by Joe Brooks and Dusty Hughes)

Buy it now from Amazon.com.