Patti LuPone Can Can-Can Too!

Welcome to a new Musical Theatre Monday! This month, I’ve decided that it’s a good time for some more Cole Porter here — do we ever really need an excuse? — so, I’ve got, for subscribers who comment below to alert me of their interest, access to an untracked but COMPLETE live audio recording of the 2004 Encores! production of Can-Can (1953), starring Patti LuPone with Michael Nouri, Reg Rogers, Charlotte D’Amboise and Eli Wallach.

This is a terrific score — one that doesn’t get enough credit for its tuneful melodies and quintessentially Porter-ian lyrics. And there are several standards, including “I Love Paris.”

But wait — there’s more! For subscribers with a noncommercial interest in this material who are looking to hear this recording for their own private, scholarly enjoyment, if they act now, I’ll also throw in an audio of the 1981 Broadway revival with Zizi Jeanmaire. As a sample, here she is with Ron Husmann on “C’est Magnifique.” Enjoy!



Come back next month for another musical rarity! And stay tuned for more Andy Griffith!

36 thoughts on “Patti LuPone Can Can-Can Too!

  1. Jackson,

    Thank you once again. Cole Porter is my favourite and I cannot turn down any opportunity to hear a different recording, so I would appreciate it if you would send me copies of the ‘Can-Can’ recording. The sound of the Patti Lupone recording seems particularly good.

  2. I’m a Porter-ophile and would love the complete 2004 Can Can recording. I’ve enjoyed the Jubilee CDs you sent immensely. Thank you so much!

  3. I enjoyed the two samples from Can-Can. I only have seen the movie but like to hear the other versions. Not being in New York, we usually got the touring companies of shows and I always wanted to hear again people I saw on stage. I would love to hear
    the versions you have.
    A question ( I only recently subscribed to your blog) Is it possible to get music from some of your earlier writings. I have been going through some of your earlier comments and found some that are things I would like to hear again

    I really like the Zenda music as I did see it when the Civic Light Opera presented it. So
    It was great to hear it again. It’s a shame that it never reach Broadway. I don’t think it ever was presented again after it played in LA or SF.

    • Hi, Donna! Thanks for reading and commenting.

      Absolutely — just comment on the corresponding post whenever you’re interested in something offered!

      I have emailed you at your cs address.

  4. Thanks for this great post, Jackson. I agree that Can-Can doesn’t get enough love these days. “I Love Paris” is one of those songs that I tend to take for granted till I listen to the original arrangement and remember just how special it is. Would love to hear those recordings, if possible. Thanks again!

  5. I would love to hear the “Can-Can” score with Patti Lupone & Zizi Jeanmaire, Thank you so much for offering these. There’s nothing like them on Amazon.

  6. Love my Cole Porter! I never knew that Patti had done this show. Can’t wait to hear it, please send! Thank you for all you do, Jackson!

  7. Thank you for this informative post. Can-Can has always been one of my favourite musicals. If possible, I would love to have copies of the two recordings referred to in this post. Thanks, Jackson–and cheers.

  8. Hi Jackson. Please send access to the two “Can-Can” audio recordings. I saw the Encores production and look forward to hearing these very much. Thanks in advance.

  9. Hi Jackson, I hope it’s not too late, but I’d love either or both recordings. Thanks for posting all these!

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