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Sweeney Todd Live at the New York Philharmonic

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Released: October 18, 2000

Tracks

Disc 1
1. Prelude
2. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (George Hearn, Company)
3. No Place Like London (Davis Gaines, George Hearn, Audra McDonald)
4. The Worst Pies in London (Patti LuPone)
5. Poor Thing (Patti LuPone)
6. Dialogue
7. My Friends (George Hearn, Patti LuPone)
8. Green Finch and Linnet Bird (Heidi Grant Murphy)
9. Ah, Miss (Davis Gaines, Heidi Grant Murphy, Audra McDonald)
10. Johanna (Davis Gaines)
11. Pirelli's Miracle Elixir (Neil Ptrick Harris, Company)
12. The Contest (Sanford Olsen)
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13. The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (Members of the Company)
14. Johanna (Paul Plishka)
15. Kiss Me (John Aler, Davis Gaines, Heidi Grant Murphy, Paul Plishka)
16. Ladies in Their Sensitivities (John Aler, Paul Plishka)
17. Kiss Me, Part II (Heidi Grant Murphy, Davis Gaines)
18. Pretty Women (Paul Plishka, George Hearn, Davis Gaines)
19. Epiphany (George Hearn, Patti LuPone)
20. A Little Priest (Patti LuPone, George Hearn)
Disc 2
1God, That's Good! (Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Company)
2Johanna (Davis Gaines, George Hearn, Audra McDonald, Heidi Grant Murphy)
3By The Sea (Patti LuPone, George Hearn)
4Wigmaker Sequesnce (George Hearn, Davis Gaines)
5The Letter (Quintet: Tania Batson, Jacqueline Pierce, James Bassi, Lewis White. Frank Barr)
6Not While I'm Around (Neil Patrick Harris, Patti LuPone)
7Dialogue
8Parlor Songs (John Aler, Patti LuPone, Neil Patrick Harris)
9Fogg's Asylum (Company)
10City on Fire (Company)
11The Judge's Return (Paul Plishka, George Hearn)
12Final Scene (Patti LuPone, George Hearn, Neil Patrick Harris)
13The Ballad of Sweeney Todd (The Entire Company)
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About this Album

The first complete recording of Stephen Sondheim’s musical-theatre work since the 1979 original Broadway cast recording, and the first recording of the work by a symphony orchestra, captures the May 2000 New York Philharmonic concert performances in honor of Mr. Sondheim’s 70th birthday, starring Patti LuPone, George Hearn and Audra McDonald. Directed by Tony Award winner Lonnie Price, the cast also includes John Aler, Davis Gaines, Neil Patrick Harris, Heidi Grant Murphy, Paul Plishka, Stanford Olsen and the New York Choral Artists.

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