Stephen Holden on Audra MacDonald

October 25, 2011

Is it just me or is there just something incredibly New York-centric about someone chastising a performer for making a (presumably) hefty paycheck on a TV series?

The whole review is worth reading.

Norm Lewis on CD

October 27, 2009

Norm LewisWhen I saw First You Dream at Signture, I picked up Norm Lewis’s CD, This is the Life.  The recording demonstrates a multifaceted artist who can successfully pull off a wide variety of mateial, from Broadway to Latin to Mozart.  The variety is terrific and demonstrates Lewis’s great prowess, but occasionally gets a little schizo as a listening experience. 

But Lewis also has a large ensemble with great orchestrations, which especially sizzle on numbers like It’s Not Unusual and the anthemic Go the Distance.  And the highlight of the CD is a duet with Audra MacDonald on All the Things You Are. 

  • This Is the Life
  • Wouldn’t It Be Loverly?
  • No One Is Alone
  • Before the Parade Passes By
  • Moon River
  • We Live On Borrowed Time
  • It’s Not Unusual
  • Misty
  • All the Things You Are
  • Di Provenza
  • Go the Distance