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Half Time (Original Cast Recording)

Half Time (Original Cast Recording)

Synopsis

Based on the motion picture Gotta Dance, directed, written and produced by Dori Bernstein, Half Time tells the incredible true story of ten determined dreamers who audition to dance at half time for a major basketball team., inspired by the true story of the New Jersey NETSational Seniors. They have three things in common: they love to dance, they have something to prove, and they are all over 60. Only after making the cut do they learn they won’t be dancing tap, salsa or swing—instead, they will bring down the house with a style that is entirely new to them: hip-hop. Take the uplifting journey with these dreamers—and the young coaches who inspire them along the way—as they battle self-doubt, stereotypes and even each other for a chance to bust a move at center court in front of 20,000 screaming fans. Together they remind us that in life, when the odds are stacked against you and the challenges seem too great to overcome, it’s not the end of the game—it’s Half Time.

 

Tracklist:

1.       A Number – Company

2.       Who Wants to See That? – Haven Burton and Company

3.       Princess – Lillias White and Nkeki Obi-Melekwe

4.       Follow Me to the Party – Donna McKechnie, Kathryn Kendall, Lori Tan Chinn, Lillias White, Nancy Ticotin, Lenora Nemetz, Kay Walbye, André De Shields

5.       Dorothy/Dottie – Georgia Engel, Garrett Turner, Valton Jackson

6.       The Prince of Swing/There You Are – André De Shields, Mary Claire King, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe

7.       Swagger – Haven Burton, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Mary Claire King, Georgia Engel and Company

8.       The Waters Rise – Lori Tan Chinn

9.       They All Get to See That – Haven Burton

10.    Princess (Reprise) – Lillias White, Nkeki Obi-Melekwe, Garrett Turner

11.    ¿Como No? – Nancy Ticotin and Company

12.    The Prince of Swing (Reprise) – Georgia Engel and André De Shields

13.    Too Old for This – Donna McKechnie

14.    New Point of View – Company

15.    Gotta Get Up – Haven Burton, Lillias White, Georgia Engel and Company

16.    Time Machine (Bonus Track) – Donna McKechnie

Credits

The HALF TIME Original Cast Recording features some of the last songs written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch, who passed away during the show’s early gestation.  The album also features a who’s who of Broadway talent, including five-time Emmy Award-nominated actress Georgia Engel(The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Everybody Loves Raymond), Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street), Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Donna McKechnie (A Chorus Line) and Emmy Award winner André De Sheilds (The Wiz), who most recently won a Tony for his role in Hadestown.  The Original Cast Recording is dedicated to the memory of Georgia Engel