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Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley: Opposite You

Excepting, perhaps, Nathan Lane (who’s really more a comic singer than a bona-fide belter), long gone are the days when musical-theater performers could achieve householdname status solely on the strength of their Broadway credits. Which, sadly, means New York is currently overflowing with terrific stage stars whose marvelous voices are rarely heard beyond midtown Manhattan. (Don’t believe me? Next time you visit your favorite record store, see how many discs you can locate, apart from cast albums, by Brian Stokes Mitchell or Adam Guettel).

Top among them are the husband-and-wife team of Marin Mazzie (who dazzled opposite Mitchell in Ragtime and Kiss Me Kate) and Jason Danieley (of The Full Monty). Two of Broadway’s brightest lights, they had to struggle to find financing for this intelligent collection of duets and solo turns. Fortunately for anyone with an appreciation for seriously superb vocal craftsmanship, they succeeded in getting the disc produced.

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