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Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Premiere Cast Recording)

Howard Ashman & Alan Menken
Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater (Premiere Cast Recording)


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The songs of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, from "Suddenly, Seymour" to "Under the Sea," have become part of the American subconscious, but few have heard their first musical, Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The 1979 show tells the story of Eliot Rosewater (Santino Fontana), a millionaire who drunkenly decides to blow his fortune on an impoverished town after being inspired by the utopian vision of novelist Kilgore Trout (James Earl Jones). But there are forces who want to put the kibosh on Eliot's philanthropy like Norman Mushari (Skylar Astin), a lawyer plotting to have Eliot declared insane. With an irresistible crazy-quilt score that volleys between pop, ragtime, Gilbert & Sullivan, and proto-Disney ballads, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater deserves to be part of our world again.

View the Rosewater album booklet.
Track Listing
1. Overture
2. The Rosewater Foundation
3. The Rosewater Foundation (Reprise)
4. Dear Ophelia
5. Thank God for the Volunteer Fire Brigade
6. Mushari’s Waltz (Magical Moment)
7. Thirty Miles from the Banks of the Ohio / Look Who’s Here
8. Cheese Nips
9. The Rosewater Foundation (Reprise II)
10. Since You Came to This Town

11. A Poem by William Blake
12. The Rhode Island Tango
13. Eliot / Sylvia
14. Plain Clean Average Americans
15. A Firestorm Consuming Indianapolis
16. Dear Ophelia (Reprise)
17. I, Eliot Rosewater