Postcards on Parade

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POSTCARDS ON PARADE features Elmslie, composer Steven Taylor and Broadway veteran Cass Morgan performing songs based on postcards through the ages – from the time of Queen Victoria through modern times. The 20-page booklet features the complete lyrics heard on the CD. Elmslie and Claibe Richardson’s musical Lola is also available on Harbinger Records.

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Featuring Steven Taylor, Anne and David Hampson, Kenward Elmslie and Cass Morgan

Kenward Elmslie is a world-famous lyricist, librettist, poet and designer. Elmslie is best known in theater circles for the cult musical The Grass Harp (Broadway 1971), based on the novel by Truman Capote. He is also known for his six opera librettos including Three SistersWashington SquareThe Seagull and Miss Julie. His opera Lizzie Borden was performed by the New York City Opera on March 6, 1999 and broadcast nationally on the PBS television show Great Performances. Elmslie has also written the Off Broadway musical Lola and the Broadway musical The Grass Harp. His play City Junket opened Off Broadway to rave reviews. The libretto for POSTCARDS ON PARADE was published by Bamberger Books. Elmslie’s latest book of poems and lyrics, Our Routine Disruptions, was published by Coffee House. Elmslie won the Frank O’Hara Poetry Prize for his collection of poetry Motor Disturbances.

POSTCARDS ON PARADE features Elmslie, composer Steven Taylor and Broadway veteran Cass Morgan performing songs based on postcards through the ages – from the time of Queen Victoria through modern times. The 20-page booklet features the complete lyrics heard on the CD. Elmslie and Claibe Richardson’s musical Lola is also available on Harbinger Records.

Track Listing:

1 Act One, Scene 1: Postcards on Parade
2 Act One, Scene 1: Queen Victoria’s Benediction
3 Act One, Scene 1: I Remember/Picture Postcard Poifect
4 Act One, Scene 1: Moments in Time
5 Act One, Scene 2: The Middle of Nowhere
6 Act One, Scene 3: Suicide Rap
7 Act One, Scene 3: Cheeky Kiki
8 Act Two: Uranian Besieged
9 Act Two: One Day at a Time
10 Act Two: Seventeen Years of Living Hell
11 Act Two: Take Me Away, Roy Rogers
12 Act Two: Regina, la Postcard Queen of la Breeze Marina
13 Act Two: It’s a Good Life
14 Act Two: Envoi/Postcards on Parade