Sweet Bye and Bye, a forgotten 1946 musical by Vernon Duke and Ogden Nash, will get a world-premiere studio recording starring Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, reports Playbill.
PS Classics, which has released new recordings of the vintage shows Tonight at 8:40, Kitty’s Kisses and Fine and Dandy, is behind the disc.
The musical opened and closed in 1946 on its way to Broadway. The script is a futuristic farce sending up big business, telecommunications, space travel, self-help groups and the traditions of courtship and matrimony, but recording producer and PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker told Playbill.com, “At heart Sweet Bye and Bye is a simple love story with some of the most beautiful ballads I’ve ever heard.”
The studio cast includes Danny Burstein, Philip Chaffin, Sara Jean Ford, Telly Leung, Michele Ragusa, Graham Rowat, Jim Stanek and Mazzie (Ragtime, Passion and Kiss Me, Kate) in the leading role originated by Dolores Gray.