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Oliver! Original Broadway Cast

Oliver! Original Broadway Cast

ISBN: B000002W6A

Title: Oliver! Original Broadway Cast

Author: Charles Dickens

KDL Description:

Lionel Bart’s wonderful musical adaptation of the CharlesDickens classic was the first London stage musical to be transplanted to Broadway with the same kind of sensation it received in Britain.

Amazon Description:

Lionel Bart’s wonderful musical adaptation of the CharlesDickens classic was the first London stage musical to be transplanted to Broadway with the same kind of sensation it received in Britain—something that is now common in these post Cats Les Miserables times. Although no one from this British cast ever became enormously famous (future Monkee Davy Jones was in the Broadway cast)—and Sir Carol Reed’s film version receives all the critical accolades—this remains the better recording, featuring all the songs cut from the film, while excluding the film’s musical interludes that simply seem annoying without the visuals. Just compare Bruce Brochnik to the film’s Mark Lester in the title role. Or Clive Revill to Ron Moody’s Fagin. Or any of the principals, for that matter—and the differences are remarkable. Bill Holdship