A CATERED AFFAIR CD
A Catered Affair is a new musical with Music and Lyrics by John Bucchino and a book by Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song Trilogy, La Cage Aux Folles.) The show had it’s first production in the Fall of 2007 at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre where it won 7 San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Awards:
Outstanding New Musical
Outstanding Score – John Bucchino
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Musical – Faith Prince
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Musical – Tom Wopat
Outstanding Direction – John Doyle
Outstanding Lighting – Brian MacDevitt
Outstanding Orchestrations – Don Sebesky
On April 17, 2008 the show opened at the Walter Kerr Theatre on Broadway where it ran for 116 performances and won the Drama League Award for best musical.
This Original Cast Recording was recorded on April 6th, 2008 and features Faith Prince,
Tom Wopat, Harvey Fierstein, Leslie Kritzer, Matt Cavenaugh, Lori Wilner, Philip Hoffman, Heather Mac Rae, Kristine Zbornik, and Katie Klaus.
Four Stars! An Affair to remember! This is no run-of-the-mill Broadway musical. Humor, yes, but humanity? That’s rare in a Broadway musical. When it does come along – as it just did – hug it to your heart!”
- Clive Barnes, New York Post
A celebration of life! Harvey Fierstein has fashioned a witty, wise, moving script.
John Bucchino’s score is thoughtful and heartfelt.
- Elysa Gardner, USA Today
Whether it’s in the exquisite beauty of the underscoring or the introspective songs,
the minor-key beauty of John Bucchino’s music as heard in Jonathan Tunick’s delicate, filigreed orchestrations captivates.
- David Rooney, Variety
A most unusual musical that has the courage of its convictions. A Catered Affair demands serious attention. It’s a musical that is unafraid to stand still and let theatergoers linger in the nuance of love lost and then, most joyously found.
- Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press