Continuing Stage Door's line of
Deluxe Edition Broadway Cast Album reissues is an expanded release of Johnny
Burke's 1961 musical 'Donnybrook!'. Featuring music and lyrics by Burke and book by Robert E. McEnroe, '
Donnybrook!', directed / choreographed by Jack Cole, opened at New York's 46th Street Theatre on May 18th 1961 and ran a total of 68 performances.
'Donnybrook!', based on the 1933 Maurice Walsh story 'The Quiet Man' and its subsequent 1952 film adaptation, starred
Art Lund, Joan Fagan, Susan Johnson, Eddie Foy Jr., and Philip Bosco.
Presented across 2CDs, this new release presents the Original Broadway Cast Recording
newly remastered from stereo reel-to-reel tape. Alongside the remastered Original Broadway Cast Album are selections from the score recorded specially for the Public Information Broadcast
'Stars for Defense' performed by Art Lund and Joan Fagan. This impossibly rare transcription recording makes its debut on CD.
release features a handful of previously unreleased demonstration recordings
including the song Sunday Morning which featured in the production but
was omitted from the Original Broadway Cast Recording. Also included in
this historic release, are a special group of excerpts labelled as "unused
Donnybrook! songs." These beguiling selections, for piano-only, feature the
very first compositions intended for 'Donnybrook!' and while some of
these themes were ultimately not used in the production, listeners will
immediately recognise the songs Ellen Roe, A Toast to the Bride and
fragments of other melodies featured
within these selections.
Disc 2 opens with the stunning instrumental album of the 'Donnybrook!'
score performed by The Pete King Orchestra, followed by all the
known 45rpm pop covers from the show as performed by the Pete King Chorale
(including the title song which makes its debut on CD) and Jane Morgan. The 'Donnybrook!' Deluxe Edition is further complemented with detailed sleeve notes by Broadway historian George
Dansker and an introduction by Mary Burke Kramer.
The 'Donnybrook!' Deluxe 2CD Set is a limited edition release of 500 units only.
DATE: SEPTEMBER 30th, 2022
CATALOGUE #: STAGE 9094
Archive material courtesy of
the Johnny Burke Papers, The Great American Songbook Foundation
Stage Door gratefully
acknowledges the assistance of Mary Burke Kramer, Rory Burke and Timolin Burke
'DONNYBROOK!' - ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING
02. SEZ I - Joan Fagan, Darrell J. Askey, Alfred DeSio, James Gannon, Bruce MacKay, Clarence Nordstrom
03. THE DAY THE SNOW IS MELTIN' - Eddie Ericksen
04. SAD WAS THE DAY - Susan Johnson and Ensemble
05. DONNYBROOK - Ensemble
06. ELLEN ROE - Art Lund
07. THE LOVEABLE IRISH - Art Lund, Charles C. Welch
08. I WOULDN'T BET ONE PENNY - Eddie Foy, Susan Johnson
09. HE MAKES ME FEEL I'M LOVELY - Joan Fagan
10. I HAVE MY OWN WAY - Art Lund
11. A TOAST TO THE BRIDE - Clarence Nordstrom
12. WISHA WURRA - Eddie Foy, Alfred DiSio, James Gannon, Bruce MacKay, Clarence Nordstrom
13. A QUIET LIFE - Art Lund
14. MR. FLYNN - Susan Johnson, Sibyl Bowan, Grace Carney
15. DEE-LIGHTFUL IS THE WORD - Eddie Foy, Susan Johnson
16. FOR MY OWN - Joan Fagan
17. FINALE - The Company
STARS FOR DEFENSE PRESENT
18. INTRODUCTION / OVERTURE - Clay Warnick
with Ray Bloch and His Orchestra
19. ELLEN ROE - Art Lund
20. HE MAKES ME FEEL I'M LOVELY - Joan Fagan
21. I HAVE MY OWN WAY - Art Lund, Joan Fagan
22. SUNDAY MORNING / FATHER FINUCANE'S SERMON
23. YOU MADE VERY LITTLE IMPRESSION ON ME (Cut Song)
THE PETE KING ORCHESTRA PLAYS THE MUSIC OF 'DONNYBROOK!'
01. IF IT ISN'T EVERYTHING
02. THE DAY THE SNOW IS MELTIN'
03. SAD WAS THE DAY
04. ELLEN ROE
05. SEZ I
06. A TOAST TO THE BRIDE
07. I WOULDN'T BET ONE PENNY
09. HE MAKES ME FEEL I'M LOVELY
10. WISHA WURRA
11. I HAVE MY OWN WAY
12. DEE-LIGHTFUL IS THE WORD
13. FOR MY OWN
14. MR. FLYNN
15. DONNYBROOK - The Pete King Chorale
16. THE DAY THE SNOW IS MELTIN' - The Pete King Chorale
17. IF IT ISN'T EVERYTHING - The Pete King Chorale
18. HE MAKES ME FEEL I'M LOVELY - Jane Morgan
'DONNYBROOK!' DEMO RECORDINGS (Piano Themes)
GUARANTEED IN STOCK