About the film
music recording musical theatre
Original Cast Album : Company
Release Date: October 28, 1970
|Director||:||D. A. Pennebaker|
|Producers||:||Daniel Melnick, Chester Feldman, Judy Crichton, Mary Rodgers, Christopher Dalrymple, Peter Hansen, Delia Doherty|
In 1970, right after the triumphant premiere of Stephen Sondheim’s groundbreaking concept musical Company, the renowned composer and lyricist, his director Harold Prince, the show’s stars, and a large pit orchestra all went into a Manhattan recording studio as part of a time-honored Broadway tradition: the making of the original cast album. What ensued was a marathon session in which, with the pressures of posterity and the coolly exacting Sondheim’s perfectionism hanging over them, all involved pushed themselves to the limit.