BIG APPLE PARENT, MAY 2004
Ilene Graff, who has performed on Broadway and in regional theater, along with playing the mother on television’s “Mr. Belvedere,” has recorded BABY’S BROADWAY LULLABIES, (Brooklyn Boy Music, $15.95), a collection of well-loved musical theater songs as lullabies.
These tunes include songs from Annie, Peter Pan, The Music Man and 42nd Street. To keep it in the family, Graff and her daughter, Nikka, sing “Twinkle Twinkle,” which is paired with “Music of the Night.” Other highlights include tracks from Starlight Express, Les Miserables, and The Fantasticks. The first 10 tracks feature Graff’s vocals followed by instrumental only versions for a parent or caregiver to sing along.
These renditions of classic show tunes will surely calm babies and their parents and can be integrated into bedtime routines. This Grammy-nominated recording is perfect for parents who desire to share their enthusiasm for musical theater with their young ones.