Various Artists | Breakfast At Tiffany's (World Premiere Cast Recording) [By Bob Merrill]

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Breakfast At Tiffany's (World Premiere Cast Recording) [By Bob Merrill]

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Breakfast at Tiffany's was a 1966 Broadway musical directed by Joseph Anthony and produced by David Merrick that never formally opened on Broadway (after four previews.) The musical is based on the Truman Capote novella and 1961 film of the same name.
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1. Overture
The Breakfast At Tiffany's Orchestra
3:05 $0.99
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2. I've Got a Penny
Faith Prince
2:10 $0.99
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3. The Wittiest Fellow in Pittsburgh
Jonathan Freeman
3:16 $0.99
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4. Breakfast At Tiffany's
Faith Prince
1:59 $0.99
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5. So Here We Are Again
Jonathan Freeman
2:30 $0.99
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6. Travelin'
Faith Prince
2:55 $0.99
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7. Holly Golightly
John Schneider
1:47 $0.99
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8. Calling All Men
John Schneider
0:11 $0.99
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9. Freddy Chant
Faith Prince
0:35 $0.99
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10. Lament for Ten Men
Faith Prince
4:49 $0.99
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11. The Party People
The World Premier Cast of Breakfast At Tiffany's
5:27 $0.99
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12. When Daddy Came Home
Faith Prince & John Schneider
3:00 $0.99
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13. My Nice Ways
Sally Kellerman
3:13 $0.99
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14. The Home For Wayward Girls
Sally Kellerman & Faith Prince
3:28 $0.99
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15. You've Never Kissed Her
Hal Linden
2:57 $0.99
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16. Lulamae
Hal Linden
5:03 $0.99
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17. The Girl You Used to Be
Hal Linden & Faith Prince
2:42 $0.99
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18. Hot Damn (Bessie's Blues)
Carol Woods & Hal Linden
3:32 $0.99
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19. Who Needs Her?
John Schneider & Faith Prince
2:19 $0.99
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20. Sex Dance
The Breakfast At Tiffany's Orchestra
2:30 $0.99
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21. Entr'acte
The Breakfast At Tiffany's Orchestra
1:30 $0.99
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22. Nothing Is New in New York
Faith Prince
3:27 $0.99
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23. Good Girls Go to Heaven
Sally Kellerman
3:03 $0.99
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24. Ciao Compare
Ron Raines
2:37 $0.99
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25. The Bachelor
John Schneider & Jonathan Freeman
2:52 $0.99
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26. The Rose
Jonathan Freeman & Mario X. Soto
2:33 $0.99
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27. Quiet Coffee
Sally Kellerman
3:15 $0.99
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28. Stay With Me
Patrick Cassidy
2:34 $0.99
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29. Grade "A" Treatment
Patrick Cassidy & Faith Prince
4:30 $0.99
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30. Travelin' (Reprise)
Faith Prince
1:21 $0.99
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31. Same Mistakes
Faith Prince
1:51 $0.99
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32. Breakfast At Tiffany's (Reprise)
Faith Prince
2:30 $0.99
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33. Exit Music
The Breakfast At Tiffany's Orchestra
2:52 $0.99
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Breakfast at Tiffany's was a 1966 Broadway musical directed by Joseph Anthony and produced by David Merrick that never formally opened on Broadway. It closed after only four previews. The musical is based on the Truman Capote novella and 1961 film of the same name about a free spirit named Holly Golightly.

History

The musical had a book by illustrious playwright Edward Albee and a score composed by the equally notable Bob Merrill. The cast, directed by Joseph Anthony, included Mary Tyler Moore, Richard Chamberlain, Sally Kellerman, Larry Kert, and Priscilla Lopez. It was designed by Oliver Smith, choreographed by Michael Kidd with assistance from Tony Mordente, and produced by David Merrick.

Despite the impressive list of collaborators involved in the production, the project never came together. It underwent constant and massive changes in its script and score during out-of-town tryouts. The original book by Abe Burrows was scrapped completely and Edward Albee, an unlikely choice, was hired to re-write. Burrows was also the director but left when Albee was brought in. On a daily basis, the cast was given new material hours before curtain time. Burrows' departure put a damper on the proceedings, resulting in low morale among cast members, and Moore was convinced Merrick planned to fire her soon after opening night.

It was not uncommon for a performance of the show to run nearly four hours.

Its original title, Holly Golightly, was changed when it started previews on December 12, 1966 on Broadway at the Majestic Theatre. Despite a healthy advance sale and much audience anticipation, it closed four nights later without ever officially opening. According to Merrick, in an infamous ad he placed in The New York Times, he shut down the production "rather than subject the drama critics and the public to an excruciatingly boring evening."

In September 2013, the musical was produced onstage with its original book intact by Abe Burrows at the Lilian Baylis Studio theatre in London, as a part of their 'Lost Musicals' series. This will mark the first time that the musical has been produced since its original production as well as the first time the musical has been produced anywhere in the United Kingdom.

Recordings

Just prior to closing, a live recording was taken from the soundboard of the musical numbers, excerpts of which eventually were released on LP.

In 2001, a studio recording with Faith Prince, John Schneider, Hal Linden, Patrick Cassidy, and original cast member Sally Kellerman was released on the Original Cast Records label. This recording includes musical numbers that were seen during both the Boston and Philadelphia pre-Broadway tryouts as well as numbers that were retained for the New York production.

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