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Marry Me A Little, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman René, directed by Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein will get a Cast Recording on Ghostlight Records. Weaving together several unknown Sondheim songs, Marry Me a Little tells the charming and bittersweet tale of love, loneliness and survival of the modern single. Two single strangers, left alone in their studio apartments on a Saturday night, pass their time with sweetly secret, shared fantasies, never knowing that they're just a floor away from each other and the end of their lonely dreams.
David Rooney in The New York Times said of this production: "No living Broadway composerâ€™s gifts have been more celebrated than Mr. Sondheimâ€™s. But itâ€™s a testament to his skills that the discards and remnants from which this show was stitched are more beguiling than so much of what passes for contemporary musical theater." "All praise, then, to the Keen Company, a deservedly admired off-Broadway troupe, for reviving Marry Me a Little, which hasn't been seen in New York since 1987, and showing the big boys how to do it right. Short, smart and sweet!" declared Terry Teachout in The Wall Street Journal.
This production contains material from Sondheimâ€™s catalogue that was added to Marry Me A Little for the first time as part of this production: "Ah But Underneath" (written for the London premiere of Follies), replacing "Uptown, Downtown" and "If You Can Find Me, I'm Here" ("Evening Primrose") replacing "Pour Le Sport," as well as "Bring on the Girls" (from Follies). The score also features â€œSaturday Night,â€ â€œSo Many People,â€ â€œA Moment With Youâ€ (from Saturday Night), â€œBang!,â€ â€œSilly Peopleâ€ (cut from A Little Night Music), â€œCan That Boy Foxtrot!,â€ â€œAll Things Bright and Beautiful,â€ â€œIt Wasn't Meant to Happen,â€ â€œLittle White House," â€œWho Could Be Blue?â€ (cut from Follies), â€œThe Girls of Summerâ€ (from The Girls of Summer), â€œYour Eyes Are Blueâ€ (cut from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum), â€œMarry Me A Little,â€ â€œHappily Ever Afterâ€ (cut from Company), and â€œThere Won't Be Trumpetsâ€ (cut from Anyone Can Whistle).