Doctor Selavy's Magic Theatre

Original Off-Broadway Cast with Replacement Lead (1973)

Recording Info

Recording Type: Commercial
Origin: Studio
Material Included: Songs Only
Date Recorded: date not entered yet

Credits

Staff

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Conductor

Cast

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fortune teller in upright coffin
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female pirate
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rock singer holding tray of bread
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tallest doctor â?? Selavy
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doctor with most hair
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little girl
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shortest male doctor
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shortest female doctor

Track List

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Tracks

  • Jingle .... female doctors
  • I Live By My Wits .... the patient
  • First Day's Treatment (Announcement) .... Dr. Selavy
  • Three Menu Songs (Medley) .... female pirate, shortest male doctor and cast
  • Bankrupt Blues .... doctor with most hair
  • Future for Sale .... fortune teller
  • Life on the Inside .... shortest female doctor
  • Second Day's Treatment (Announcement) .... dr. selavy
  • Strawberry, Blueberry .... rock singer and doctor with most hair
  • The More You Get .... the patient
  • Money in the Bank .... rock singer and the patient
  • Life on the Inside .... shortest female doctor and shortest male doctor
  • If You're Proposing (Some Sort of Venture)
  • Long Live Free Enterprise (Swinging at the Stock Exchange) .... dr. selavy and cast
  • Doesn't It Bug You .... female pirate, shortest female doctor, fortune teller and rock singer
  • Dusky Shadows (Every New Beginning) .... doctor with most hair and female doctors
  • Third Day's Treatment (Announcement) .... dr. selavy
  • Poor Boy .... the patient with fortune teller and shortest male doctor
  • Dearest Man .... female pirate and shortest female doctor
  • Fourth Day's Treatment (Announcement) .... dr. selavy
  • Where You Been Hiding Till Now, Daddy Moolah? .... fortune teller and doctors
  • He Lived By His Wits .... doctor with most hair, dr. selavy and shortest male doctor
  • Fireman's Song .... the patient
  • What Are You Proposing .... dr. selavy and shortest male doctor
  • Doctors in the Chase Scene .... rock singer and doctor with most hair
  • Requiem .... rock singer, fortune teller and cast
  • Fifth Day's Treatment (Announcement) .... dr. selavy
  • Let's Hear It for Daddy Moolah .... fortune teller and cast
  • Life on the Inside .... shortest female doctor, fortune teller and rock singer
  • Life on the Inside (Bonus Track) .... James Taylor

Trivia & History

The original LP issue, on United Artists, was missing several numbers and put the individual tracks into a sequence that was notably different from show order. According to the notes accompanying the digital release (available either as a download or on an on-demand basis as a CD), "Due to limitations of space, the original LP from 1973 was incomplete and reshuffled in order to make sense of the chosen tracks." This seems a bit odd in that the playing time of the LP was around 45 minutes and there should not have been a problem including at least a bit more.

Some of the track titles on LP and the CD issues are slightly different (and also different from the titles as they appeared in the playbill for the production). Here is a list of the LP track titles:

Jingle and First Day's Treatment

The More You Get

Money in the Bank

Swinging at the Stock Exchange

Life on the Inside

Second Day's Treatment

I Live By My Wits

Three Menu Songs 

Bankrupt Blues 

Future for Sale 

Strawberry-Blueberry 

Let's Hear It for Daddy Moola 

Life on the Inside 

Third Day's Treatment 

Every New Beginning 

Poor Boy 

Dearest Man 

Fourth Day's Treatment 

Where You Been Hiding Till Now 

He Lived By His Wits 

Fireman's Song 

Requiem 

Fifth Day's Treatment 

Life on the Inside 


Barry Primus is heard on this recording in the leading role of the patient. He had created the role in the world premiere production at the Lenox Arts Center in Lenox, Massachusetts. He was then unavailable for the role when the Off-Broadway production opened because he was appearing in Arthur Miller's The Creation of the World and Other Business, but when that production closed quickly, he returned to the role of the patient, replacing Ron Faber, who had opened in the role in the Off-Broadway production.

Recording Info

Recording Type: Commercial
Origin: Studio
Material Included: Songs Only
Date Recorded: date not entered yet

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