Funny Girl: Original Broadway Cast Recording – 50th Anniversary Deluxe Edition Box Set – Hits Stores TODAY!
April 29, 2014, 1:00am
Here is a sneak peek at Jay Landers’ liner notes that accompany the set:
Some high-buttoned shoes are simply too big to fill.
In the 50 years since Barbra Streisand first inhabited the character of Fanny Brice, her association with Funny Girl (on stage and screen) has become so indelibly etched in our collective memories that any actress who’s attempted to play the role since, inevitably pales by comparison.
This deluxe edition of Funny Girl ’s original cast album, not only celebrates a history-making Broadway show, it also reminds us of a time, albeit a transitional one, when the Great White Way was still the musical locomotive delivering endless supplies of hit show tunes the whole world could hum. Although courtesy of the Beatles, rock ’n’ roll was suddenly emerging from its post-army Elvis stupor, Broadway musicals (and their resultant movie-musicals) continued to reign as the most dependable provider of quality songs.
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