A cast album for the Off-Broadway premier production of Last Smoker in America is hopefully in the offing, but as yet unconfirmed. The following recordings are demos of Smoker songs dating back to the NYMF production and earlier.
Fight For The Right to Light Up
The Last Smoker in America
Straight White Man
The Last Cigarette
Shoot Me Now
Piano demo of Hangin' Out in a Smoky Bar from SMOKER
Book and Lyrics by Bill Russell Music by Peter Melnick s
Songs performed by: Felicia Finley, Natalie Belcon, Marcus Neville, Rachel DeBenedet, Malcolm Gets, Paul Iaconnom Alex Wyse.
Premiere Cast recording of
The Premier recording of ADRIFT IN MACAO, featuring the New York cast, is now available on LML Music.
In a Foreign City
Pretty Moon Over Macao
Adrift In Macao [Full Song]
I'm Actually Irish
Ticky Ticky Tock
About Adrift In Macao…
Critics embraced ADRIFT IN MACAO when it bowed on the New York stage. The New York Times wrote, “Melnick’s music hops effectively among genres, evoking period music from Kurt Weill to big band,” while John Simon hailed “This musical takeoff on film noir is as light as a helium balloon…the music manages to be delightful pastiche and the frequently funny book is peppered with puns and the lyrics are always hilarious.” American Theater Web remarked “Durang’s work as a lyricist is consistently on target. Sometimes silly, sometimes witty, his words fit into Melnick’s terrific songs with ease,” and TalkinBroadway.com observed “Melnick demonstrates an affinity for melody and old-fashioned showmanship that link him to his grandfather Richard Rodgers” while praising the show’s “unusually well-composed” songs.
The premiere recording of the ADRIFT IN MACAO score perfectly captures the show’s spirit and energy. Produced by Melnick and Grammy and Oscar winner Joel Moss, this score will repay many repeat listenings, and at least one of the songs is destined to become an audition-room standard. For anyone who loves musical theater, this is one album not to miss.
SEXTET Dance work by Twyla Tharp
The Twyla Tharp Company Music by Peter Melnick
"Time," from THE ONLY THRILL (Feature Film) Directed by Peter Masterson Cast: Diane Keaton, Sam Shepard, Diane Lane, Robert Patrick
Words by Norman Gimbel Composed and arranged by Peter Melnick