Original Broadway Cast Recording
A proper assessment of this enriched version of a Sondheim side project will have to wait (even longer than the nine years it has already done so) until I can sit down and really tackle the overarching aspects. But, for the nonce (two nonces, at most), Ill just note that it packs a great deal of promise as a stage spectacle that also happens to deliver Ancient Greek playwritinga nifty double act we dont often see. Unfortunately Im hindered in my appreciation of it by the fact that Im just not a big Nathan Lane fan (and, like Bill Murray, he is always very much his own character in whatever he plays); he strikes me as being largely one-note and frankly that note was Ethel Mermans first.
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