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Himself and Nora (starring Matt Bogart) 2013 NYC Cast (CD)
Composer: Jon Brielle

Price: $18.95

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JAY RECORDS


NEW RELEASE


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I believe this is an important little new piece of musical theater and you would do yourself a favor by purchasing and enjoying it. It has a lovely, melodious, and sometimes very fun score score sung extremely well. I look forward to hearing much more from Mr. Brielle in the future.

Review:

A robust, romantic musical. --New York Times

Alive with intelligence and colorful tunes. --Broadway World

Product Description:

A passionate, bawdy, funny, and uplifting new musical that sings the true
story of one of the great love affairs of the 20th century that changed the
face of literature forever.

Stars Matt Bogart (Jersey Boys) as the brilliant and hard-drinking Irish novelist James Joyce, and introducing Jessica Burrows as Nora, the earthy
chambermaid who became his lover and his muse for 29 years.

1.HIMSELF AND NORA / I TELL YOU NOW
Nora, Joyce, Priest and Company
2.MAN OF ERIN
Joyce and Priest
3.KISS
Joyce and Nora
4.COMPATRIOTS IN LUST
Joyce and Nora
5.RIVER LIFFEY
Joyce and Company
6.STAND FAST
Nora and Joyce
7.STAND FAST Reprise
Joyce, Nora and Priest
8.LET'S HAVE A DRINK
John Joyce, Joyce, Priest and Barmaid
9.WHAT BETTER THING TO DO
Joyce and Nora
10.POUND AND WEAVER
Ezra Pound and Harriet Weaver
11.I SAY,
Joyce, Nora, Pound, Weaver and Priest
12.THE GRAND HIMSELF
Joyce, Nora, Pound, Silvia Beach and Priest
13.MAN OF ERIN Reprise
John Joyce, Joyce and Nora
14.THE CHILDREN OF MR. JOYCE
Lucia and Giorgio
15.WITHOUT A MAN
Nora and Joyce
16.ALL WAYS IN LOVE
Joyce
17.I DO
Joyce, Nora and Company
18.WHAT BETTER THING TO DO Reprise
Nora
19.TOUCH KISS
Nora, Joyce and Company
20.FINALE / RIVER LIFFEY Reprise
Company

Here’s What the Critics Have to Say:

The New York Times

“..a robust romantic musical”

“The enjoyable score by Mr. Brielle… meshes neatly with his libretto and embraces a rhythmic variety of ardent, melodic songs…”



L.E. McCoullah/New York Irish Arts

“Himself and Nora”- Irish Literary Genius in 5-Part Harmony

The brilliant new musical by Jonathan Brielle Music

See it and be culturally uplifted.

“Himself and Nora” grabs your attention from the first word and holds it till the final curtain.

This will likely be the only play this year which you will hear the word “fellaciable” sung or spoken.

The reserved, bespecaled Joyce and dour, dowdy hated Nora we’ve known … have been transformed into vigorous, flawed, passionate humans by Matt Bogart and Jessica Burrows.

Bogart and Burrows are sensational actors and singers and display a sincere intimacy. You forget that they are anything but Joyce and Nora in the flesh.

Director Michael Bush earns special accommodation.

You’ll likely start hearing the show’s finale song, “River Liffey” in the coming months… it’s got anthemic sticky power.

Himself and Nora makes you realize there is a little bit of James Joyce in each of us.”



Peter Filichia/Gannet Newspapers

“I can’t believe that we just heard another good song! How many can this guy write?”



Broadway World

“…is alive with intelligence and colorful tunes.”



Time Square Chronicles

“Matt Bogart draws us into Joyce’s life and we feel his every emotion as he gloriously sings the tough role.”

“Jessica Burrows…is a star in the making…”

“Michael Bush’s direction is moving, loving…”



Talk Entertainment

“…it is the glorious words and music of Mr. Brielle that make Himself and Nora so moving, exciting and truly an affair to remember.”



Curtain Up

“Brielle (book, music, and lyrics) brings out the vulnerable side of this modernist avant-garde writer who wrote Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, the landmark novel Ulysses…”


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