Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Original Broadway Cast Recording

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Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Original Broadway Cast Recording
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Cast recording by
John Lithgow
Gregory Jbara
Joanna Gleason
Norbert Leo Butz
Sara Gettelfinger
Sherie Rene Scott
David Yazbek
Bill Charlap
Orchestra conducted by Fred Lassen
Released May 10, 2005[1]
Recorded March 14, 2005[2]
Length 68:45
Label Ghostlight
Producer David Yazbek, Billy Strauss
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[3]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: Original Broadway Cast Recording CD is produced by David Yazbek and Billy Strauss, executive produced by Kurt Deutsch. Yazbek is also the lyricist and composer.[4] This album was chosen as one of Amazon.com's Top 100 Editor's Picks of 2005.[5]

Pre-release CD Give-Away[edit]

On April 27, 2005, thousands stood in line at the Imperial Theatre to get free copies of the CD. Several members of the Broadway cast, as well as David Yazbek, were on hand to sign copies.[6]

CD Booklet Contents[edit]

Dirty Rotten Cast[edit]

John Lithgow: Lawrence Jameson
Norbert Leo Butz: Freddy Benson
Sherie Rene Scott: Christine Colgate
Joanna Gleason: Muriel Eubanks
Gregory Jbara: Andre Thibault
Sara Gettelfinger: Jolene Oakes

Dirty Rotten Ensemble[edit]

Timothy J. Alex, Andrew Asnes, Roxane Barlow, Stephen Campanella, Joe Cassidy, Julie Connors, Rachel de Benedet, Laura Marie Duncan, Sally Mae Dunn, Tom Galantich, Jason Gillman, Greg Graham, Amy Heggins, Grasan Kingsberry, Michael Paternostro, Rachelle Rak

Dirty Rotten Orchestra[edit]

Conducted By: Fred Lassen
Concertmaster: Antoine Silverman
Violin / Viola: Michael Nicholas
Violin / Viola: Claire Chan
Violin: Cenovia Cummins
Violin: Belinda Whitney
Violin: Paul Woodiel
Cello: Anja Wood
Cello: Sarah Carter
Reed 1 (Flute, Piccolo, Alto Flute, Clarinet, Alto and Soprano Saxophones): Andrew Sterman
Reed 2 (Flute, Clarinet, Tenor and Soprano Saxophones, Oboe, English Horn): Dan Willis
Reed 3 (Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone, Bassoon): Mark Thrasher
Trumpet 1 (Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Cornet): Jim Hyne
Trumpet 2 (Trumpet, Flugelhorn): Hollis (Bud) Burridge
Trumpet 3 (Trumpet, Flugelhorn): Dave Stahl
French horn: Theresa Macdonnell
Trombone, Bass Trombone: Mike Boschen
Keyboard 1, Piano: Dan Lipton
Keyboard 2: Jan Rosenberg
Guitars (Acoustic, Electric, Arch Top, Banjo, Lap Steel): Erik Dellapenna
Bass: Mike Duclos
Drums: Dean Sharenow
Percussion / Music Coordinator: Howard Joines
Synth Programmer: Jim Abbott

Track List[edit]

  1. Overture - Orchestra 1:40
  2. Give Them What They Want - Lawrence, Andre, Ensemble 3:09
  3. What Was a Woman to Do - Muriel, Women 3:09
  4. Great Big Stuff - Freddy, Ensemble 3:57
  5. Chimp In a Suit - Andre 1:48
  6. Oklahoma? - Jolene, Lawrence, Ensemble 2:18
  7. All About Ruprecht - Lawrence, Ruprecht, Jolene 3:48
  8. Here I Am - Christine, Ensemble 2:40
  9. Nothing Is Too Wonderful To Be True - Christine, Freddy 3:26
  10. The Miracle - Christine, Freddy, Lawrence, Ensemble 2:31
  11. Rüffhousin' mit Shüffhausen - Freddy, Christine, Dr. Shüffhausen 4:44
  12. Like Zis, Like Zat - Andre, Muriel 3:18
  13. The More We Dance - Lawrence, Christine, Ensemble 4:36
  14. Love Is My Legs - Freddy, Christine, Ensemble 3:30
  15. Love Sneaks In - Lawrence 2:12
  16. Son Of Great Big Stuff - Freddy, Christine 1:40
  17. A Message from John Lithgow :36
  18. The Reckoning - Lawrence, Freddy, Andre 1:36
  19. Dirty Rotten Number - Lawrence, Freddy 3:00
  20. Finale - Company 1:22
  21. Here I Am - David Yazbek original rough demo 3:16
  22. All About Ruprecht - David Yazbek original rough demo 4:29
  23. Nothing Is Too Wonderful To Be True - Sherie Rene Scott, & Bill Charlap on piano 4:24

(Note: Tracks 21 - 23 are Special Bonus Tracks.)

Also included in the CD booklet[edit]

  • "Dirty Rotten" Liner Notes by Peter Marks
  • Here's Your "Dirty Rotten" Synopsis
  • Song Lyrics
  • Promotional Photos by Carol Rosegg

2005 - 48th Annual Grammy Awards Nominee[edit]

Category: Best Musical Show Album[7]

Other 2005 nominees were Hair, The Light in the Piazza, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, and Monty Python's Spamalot, with Spamalot taking home the Grammy on February 8, 2006.[8]

Broadway Show and Tour[edit]

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels the Musical ran for 666 performances on Broadway, preceded by 36 performances in previews[9] before going on national tour with a new opening number.[10]


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