'Long-lost' musical score resurfaces

Jan. 20, 2004 at 3:42 PM
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NEW YORK, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- A new recording of the long-lost musical "Sherry!" will be released on CD next month.

Written by "Inside the Actors Studio" host James Lipton, "Sherry!" is based on the classic American comedy, "The Man Who Came to Dinner."

Describing "Sherry!" as a "musical theatre treasure," Angel Records explained how the score of the 1967 show was believed destroyed along with the set when the show closed more than three decades ago.

After someone inquired about the music's recording rights, a copy of the score was discovered at the Library of Congress. Lipton and collaborator Laurence Rosenthal quickly assembled the necessary components for a recording -- a 52-piece orchestra and a cast boasting the likes of Carol Burnett, Keith David, Nathan Lane, Mike Myers, Bernadette Peters, Tommy Tune and Tom Wopat.

The CD will go on sale Feb. 24.

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