Original Cast Recording

The Littlest Revue [Original Cast]

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Despite the topicality typical of the revue format, The Littlest Revue, which ran off Broadway in 1956, was really a throwback to the popular small-scale Broadway revues of the 1930s. Vernon Duke and Ogden Nash's score (with interpolations by Sheldon Harnick, Charles Strouse, and Sammy Cahn, among others) poked fun at everything from opera to calypso, and love did not escape satiric treatment, especially in "Good Little Girls" and "I'm Glad I'm Not a Man." But there was more a sense of good-natured innocence about the material than sophistication. The cast included many promising newcomers, among them Joel Grey, Tammy Grimes, and Larry Storch. (The Littlest Revue was released on LP by Epic Records, LN-3275, in 1956. It was reissued on LP with one additional track, "Born Too Late," on Painted Smiles, 1361, in 1979. It was reissued on CD with two additional tracks, "2nd Avenue & 12th Street Rag" and "A Little Love, A Little Money," in 1989.)

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