Thursday, February 8, 2007

Mrs.Patterson / Original Broadway cast 1954 with Eartha Kitt

This is very rare to come by, even for the Eartha Kitt enthusiasts. It was composed by James Shelton (his only musical) and it ran for only 102 performances. Kitt's return from Paris to America led to starring roles on Broadway. She appeared in New Faces of 1952 on Broadway, where her performance of Monotonous stopped the show for a year and became legendary. Kitt was soon recording such hits as Love For Sale, St. Louis Blues, the Grammy-nominated Folk Tales of the Tribes of Africa, and favorites C'est Si Bon and Santa Baby. Back on Broadway, Kitt's resume includes such varied work as Shinbone Alley, The Skin of Our Teeth, Timbuktu, The Owl and the Pussycat, and Tony-nominated turns in this dramatic play Mrs. Patterson. I'm posting this to see how many people are interested in old and rare broadway productions. Enjoy!



Ron. said...

Never been to Broadway,only had those days a transistor radio.
and listen more to the Pop/Beat then.
Now older I love to hear those old broadway music.
So let it come.


Anonymous said...

Been looking for this for years; thank you so much, and please keep up the great work.

Butch said...

Thanks much for offering Mrs. Patterson. There are numerous out-of-print original cast recordings that would be fun to experience with a modern perspective.