Roundabout Theatre Company’s joyful revival of On the Twentieth Century
(starring Tony winners Kristin Chenoweth and Mary Louise Wilson, Tony nominee Andy Karl and stage and screen star Peter Gallagher) has released a double-disc cast album
, and it just makes you feel good to hear it! BroadwayBox dives in reacting in animated GIF to hearing each track for the first time. And since this Coleman, Comden and Green musical is all about a classic Hollywood starlet, the GIFS will all be throwbacks. Note: there is a ton of dialogue on the album so there’s only a GIF for tracks where there’s an actual song.
2. Stranded (Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath & Ensemble)
Ok settling in. Let’s start this thing.
3. Saddle Up the Horse / On the Twentieth Century (Company)
That was beautiful. The music. Those voices in unison! What a toe-tapper.
4. "Where's the high priest of the theatre?..."
5. I Rise Again (Peter Gallagher, Mark Linn-Baker & Michael McGrath)
6. "An angel of deliverance..."
7. Oscar Jaffee / Lily Garland
8. Indian Maiden's Lament (Paula Legett Chase & Kristin Chenoweth)
This is very funny. Very Rosalind Russell in the comedy.
9. "What is your name, child?..."
10. Veronique (Kristin Chenoweth & Company)
Your summer is not complete without this track on your iTunes. Chenoweth is going full out, guns blazing. She’s funny, her whole vocal range is on display, the ad-libs are super quotable and you can’t help but move while it’s on. “I know, calm down; calm down.”
11. Veronique Playoff (Orchestra)
A showstopper so legit it got three tracks on the album.
12. I Have Written a Play (Jim Walton)
This album just makes you smile. Cy Coleman’s tunes are infectious.
13. Together (Company)
But really, when has an ensemble been more delightful?!
14. Never (Kristin Chenoweth)
Another Cheno triumph.
15 "Oscar Jaffee? He meant nothing to me..."
16. Our Private World (Peter Gallagher & Kristin Chenoweth)
Oh, this just makes you want to grab someone and sway. Beautiful.
17. Repent (Mary Louise Wilson)
Tony Award winner Mary Louise Wilson, ladies and gentlemen. Bravo!! Encore!
18. "Boys, I've got the play..."
19. Mine (Andy Karl & Peter Gallagher)
20. I've Got It All (Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher)
This is another song from the show you’re going to most definitely want in your iTune, and it's a great way to end the act.
Here it comes again.
2. Life Is Like a Train (Rick Faugno, Richard Riaz Yoder, Phillip Attmore & Drew King)
This number works so surprisingly well on the album (being that it’s so visual and about dance in the show). Good going guys!
3. "I have my checkbook right here..."
4. I Have Written a Play (Andy Taylor)
5. Five Zeros (Mary Louise Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Mark Linn-Baker & Michael McGrath)
Pure heaven. Started out slow with beautiful harmonies and by the end it was a party.
6. I Have Written a Play (Linda Muggleston)
7. "An anthology of womankind..."*
*Best dialogue track yet! #OlivesOlives
8. Sign, Lily, Sign (Mary Louise Wilson, Peter Gallagher, Kristin Chenoweth, Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker & Michael McGrath)
That dancing Mickey Mouse can’t even do justice to the joy of this group number between the six principal players. Download it now and add it to your favorite playlist.
9. She's a Nut (Company)
So catchy and so fun.
10. Max Jacobs (James Moye & Kristin Chenoweth)
11. "My play by Somerset Maugham..."
12. Babette (Kristin Chenoweth & Company)
So good it needed two GIFs to fully capture its (and Chenoweth’s) magic. Add it to the iTunes cart and the summer 2015 playlist.
13. Because of Her (Peter Gallagher)
It’s Oscar Jaffee’s big moment and Peter Gallagher delivers big time.
14. Lily / Oscar (Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher & Mark Linn-Baker)
Truly ridiculous (but well sung); you can’t help but smile.
15. "I had to do it to save you..."
16. Finale Ultimo (Company)
Snaps all around. That cast recording is just grand. Download yours today.
The Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century continues at Broadway’s American Airlines Theatre.