||Nine CDs (2009) |
||Original Broadway Cast; Expanded Edition
Linda Kerns CD discography Recorded in 1982. Originally released on Columbia (JS 38325). Includes liner notes by Maury Yeston, Mike Berniker.
This is part of Columbia Records "Broadway Masterworks" series.
NINE was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album.
The 1981-1982 Broadway season boasted two solid musical hits: Dreamgirls, about a Supremes-like girl group, and Nine, based on Federico Fellini's celebrated film 81/2. When Tony Awards time arrived, the conservative theater types who make up the Tony voters gave Nine five awards, for best musical, score, director, featured actress, and costume designer, while Dreamgirls won six, for best book, choreographer, actor, actress, supporting actor, and lighting designer. This Solomon-like division sent the message that Dreamgirls was in essence a performance vehicle, while Nine was the more solid overall work. In retrospect, it seems that the Tony voters ...