Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the hit musical A Bronx Tale in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. A special video of the show’s song “Belmont Avenue” is available HERE.
A Bronx Tale’s Original Broadway Cast Album is Executive produced by Tommy Mottola, and produced by Ron Melroseand Alan Menken; with Rick Kunis serving as Executive in Charge of Production. The recording was recorded and mixed by Lawrence Manchester, with music supervision and arrangements by Ron Melrose, and orchestrations by Doug Besterman. The CD package includes a 40-page, full-color booklet with complete lyrics, production photos, and an essay by the show’s composer Alan Menken, along with notes from Robert De Niro, Chazz Palminteri, Jerry Zaks, Glenn Slater and Sergio Trujillo. To order, please visit sh-k-boom.com/a-bronx-tale.
A Bronx Tale features a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, and is co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo.
Alan Menken is also represented on Ghostlight Records with the cast recordings of Newsies, Sister Act, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Leap of Faith, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz and the upcoming God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The label served as executive producer for Aladdin.
The producers of the new musical Anastasia are thrilled to announce the Original Broadway Cast Recording will be released by Broadway Records. The original Broadway cast recording is now available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com and will be available for pre-order at Amazon.com on March 21. The album will be released in June (exact release date to be announced).
Anastasia features a lush, original score from Tony Award winners Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics). The score also includes several of the most beloved songs from the 1997 animated film, adapted for the stage. The 75-minute album will include the Academy Award nominated favorite “Journey to the Past” alongside new numbers from the show such as Christy Altomare’s haunting “In My Dreams,” Ramin Karimloo’s passionate “Still” and Derek Klena’s heart-racing “My Petersburg.”
Anastasia will begin previews on March 23 and open on Broadway on April 24 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O’Connor, and Mary Beth Peil.
Anastasia features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally. Tony Award-winning director Darko Tresnjak directs.
Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley – co-starring in the recent smash hit M. Night Shayamalan film Split opposite James McAvoy has a new album Story Songs from Palmetto Records, to be released on Friday, April 7. Buckley also will be teaching a five-day performance workshop mid-March in New York.
For her Story Songs concerts, Buckley will be joined by renowned multi-Grammy nominated jazz pianist Christian Jacob, her longtime Musical Director and arranger. A celebrated interpreter with an eclectic taste for music from all genres, Buckley will share a collection of songs that range from Radiohead to theater greats Stephen Schwartz and Jason Robert Brown. The evening will also include work by the next generation of exciting young theater composers, such as Joe Iconis.
Split, which has been the #1 Movie in America for the six weeks since its January premiere, co-stars Buckley as McAvoy’s psychologist, Dr. Fletcher. She was hailed as “wonderful” by The New York Times, “stellar” by Rolling Stone, “mesmerizing” by The Los Angeles Times, and “excellent” by London Express, in addition to other raves.
The two-disc live album Story Songs is based on the show of the same name that she debuted at Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater this past September. The New York Times praised Story Songs as her “stunning new show, arguably the strongest of her career. Ms. Buckley, her voice in excellent shape, gave everything she sang the shape and depth of a personal confession.” When she took the program to the Bay Area later in the fall, she was called “a vocal wonder” by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Kid Victory, with book and lyrics by Greg Pierce, music by John Kander with story by John Kander and Greg Pierce, and directed by Liesl Tommy is getting a CD. Vineyard Theatre Artistic Directors Douglas Aibel and Sarah Stern announce that original cast members will record the Kid Victory cast recorded on Monday, March 20. Broadway Records is set to release the recording in September, produced by Michael Croiter.
Kid Victory currently features Ann Arvia, Joel Blum, Laura Darrell, Jeffry Denman, Brandon Flynn, Tony Award nominee David Garrison, Dee Roscioli, Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba , and Blake Zolfo. Original cast member Daniel Jenkins is currently in rehearsal for the Broadway production of OSLO.
Producers are thrilled to announce the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the much anticipated Amelie, A New Musical, by a new imprint of the Warner Music Group. The original Broadway cast recording will be available for pre-order at w.lnk.to/amelie and will be released on Friday, May 19, 2017 (online) and Friday, June 9, 2017 (in stores). Michael Croiter will serve as album executive producer; Daniel Messé and Gary Maurer will serve as producers; and Nathan Tysen will serve as associate producer. For more information and to sign-up for updates on the record’s release, visit AmelieBroadway.com.
Amelie, A New Musical officially open Monday, April 3, 2017.
The cast of Amélie, A New Musical features Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat, David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Manoel Felciano, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Paul Whitty and Tony Sheldon.
With a book by Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music by Daniel Messé and lyrics by Nathan Tysen & Messé, AMÉLIE, A NEW MUSICAL is directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon, musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton, music direction by Kimberly Grigsby, scenic and costume design by Tony Award winner David Zinn, co-lighting design by Tony Award nominee Jane Cox and Mark Barton, sound design by Tony Award nominee Kai Harada, projection design by Peter Nigrini, puppet design by Amanda Villalobos, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, vocal arrangements by Kimberly Grigsby and Daniel Messé, and orchestrations by Tony Award winner Bruce Coughlin.
Ahead of the Broadway Opening of Lempicka The Longacre Theatre Is Showcasing Art Work By Tamara de Lempicka
The Longacre Theatre (220 W 48th St.), soon-to-be home of the sweeping new musical, Lempicka, is showcasing a curated selection of renowned artist Tamara de Lempicka’s most famous works. Eschewing traditional theatrical front-of-house advertising, the Longacre’s façade now boasts prints, creating a museum-quality exhibition right in the heart of Times Square. The musical opens on Broadway on April 14, 2024 at the same venue.
The Longacre’s outdoor exhibition includes works of Self Portrait (Tamara in a Green Bugatti) (1929), Young Girl in Green (1927), Nu Adossé I (1925), The Red Tunic (1927), The Blue Scarf (1930), The Green Turban (1930), Portrait of Marjorie Ferry (1932), Portrait of Ira P. (1930), Portrait of Romana de la Salle (1928), and Adam and Eve (1932).
Starring Eden Espinosa and directed by Tony Award winner Rachel Chavkin, Lempicka features book, lyrics, and original concept by Carson Kreitzer, book and music by Matt Gould, and choreography by Raja Feather Kelly.
Spanning decades of political and personal turmoil and told through a thrilling, pop-infused score, Lempicka boldly explores the contradictions of a world in crisis, a woman ahead of her era, and an artist whose time has finally come.
Young Girl in Green painted by Tamara de Lempicka (1927). Oil on plywood.