Version: OFF BROADWAY
Composer: Cohen, Robert S.
Lyricist: Javerbaum, David
Alexander, Adinah/Butler, Ron/Sasser, James
For all the books, movies and sitcoms that have either eulogized or vilified them, the suburbs have been largely ignored by musical theater — until now.
Suburb takes an insightful, witty, and nuanced view of the world of the lawnmower, the barbecue, and the mall, exploring Suburb's rites and rituals with a four-person chorus and four main characters.
The Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording starring Adinah Alexander, Ron Butler, James Sasser and Jessica Wright.
1. DIRECTIONS (The Cast)
2. MOW (Stuart, Chorus)
3. DO IT YOURSELF (Tom)
4. SUBURB (Chorus)
5. NOT ME (Alison)
6. BARBECUE (Chorus)
7. THE GIRL NEXT DOOR (Rhoda) (Stuart, Tom, Alison, Rhoda)
8. READY OR NOT (Stuart, Tom)
9. COMMUTE (The Cast)
10. MALL (The Cast)
11. DUET (Stuart, Alison)
12. HANDY (Rhoda, Tom)
13. WALKIN' TO SCHOOL (Chorus)
14. BAGEL-SHOP QUARTET
15. TRIO FOR FOUR
16. EVERYTHING MUST GO (Chorus)
17. SOMEDAY (Alison, Stuart, Rhoda, Tom)
“On the surface, the York Theatre Company’s engaging and very promising new musical is about one Manhattan couple’s housing decision. On all the important levels, it’s about the courage to make change.” —Anita Gates, The New York Times
“Winning and warm… Suburb is a sweet, old-fashioned take on the charms and travails of exurban life… a wry but enthusiastic celebration of a typical American experience.” —Donald Lyons, New York Post