Floyd Collins : original cast recording
(Music CD)

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New York, N.Y. : Nonesuch, [1997].
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New Rochelle Public Library - Music
CD/MUS 4420 F
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New York, N.Y. : Nonesuch, [1997].
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1 audio disc (68 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
075597943429, 7559794342


General Note
Title from disc label.
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Program notes by John Guare, synopsis by Tina Landau, and libretto (52 pages : illustrations) inserted in container.
Christopher Innvar (Floyd Collins) ; Jason Danieley (Homer Collins) ; Theresa McCarthy (Nellie Collins) ; Jesse Lenat, Cass Morgan, Don Chastain, Rudy Roberson, Stephen Lee Anderson, Martin Moran, Michael Mulheren, Brian d'Arcy James, Matthew Bennett, James Bohanek, supporting soloists ; instrumental ensemble ; Ted Sperling, conductor.
Date/Time and Place of Event
Recorded,1996 March,at The Hit Factory, New York.
"Floyd Collins is a musical based on the death of Floyd Collins near Cave City, Kentucky in the winter of 1925"--Wikipedia.
"Floyd John Collins, exploring Sand Cave, uses the echoes of his voice to sound out the region, and falls through a tight passageway when his foot became trapped, wedged in position by a small rock. His family and his fellow cavers try to free him; when it become clear that his rescue will not be easy, his brother Homer spends the night in the cave with him. William Burke 'Skeets' Miller, a small man, is able to squeeze through and visit with Floyd, relaying stories which were printed in the news. Despite efforts by miners, the National Guard and the Red Cross, attempts at rescue fail, and the crowd grows outside the cave as a media circus ensues. Seventeen days after Floyd had entered the cave, a shaft finally reaches him. He had died three days earlier. The play's music takes its themes from bluegrass and Americana."--Wikipedia.
"Based on true events which transpired in Kentucky, in 1925, when a caver named Floyd Collins became trapped one hundred and fifty feet underground and the rescue attempts above ground led to what was considered the "first great American media circus"--Or "Deathwatch Carnival" - as tens of thousands of people flocked to the barren hills near Sand Cave to witness the happenings surrounding the rescue. FLOYD COLLINS focuses both on the carnival-like atmosphere above Floyd, and the interior journey of a single man as he faces his own solitude and impending death."--Tina Landau.
Sung in English.


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Guettel, A., Landau, T., Coughlin, B., Innvar, C., Danieley, J., McCarthy, T. (., & Sperling, T. (1997). Floyd Collins: original cast recording . Nonesuch.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Adam, Guettel et al.. 1997. Floyd Collins: Original Cast Recording. Nonesuch.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Adam, Guettel et al.. Floyd Collins: Original Cast Recording Nonesuch, 1997.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Guettel, Adam,, et al. Floyd Collins: Original Cast Recording Nonesuch, 1997.

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