Ghostlight Records announced the release of Trevor (Original Cast Recording) in digital and streaming formats. This coincides with the filmed version of the Off-Broadway production on Disney+, also released today. Trevor features book and lyrics by Dan Collins(Southern Comfort) and music by Julianne Wick Davis (Southern Comfort). The show was directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) and choreographed by Josh Prince (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical). Trevor is based on the Academy Award-winning short film Trevor directed by Peggy Rajski, produced by Randy Stone and written by Celeste Lecesne. The album was produced by Kurt Deutsch and Matt Deitchman, with orchestrations by Greg Pliska. Stream or download the album at ghostlightrecords.lnk.to/TrevorPR
Cast members made a special appearance at NYC Youth Pride – a celebration of LGBTQIA+ and ally teens. www.nycpride.org/event/youth-pride
A deeply moving and funny story of self-discovery and the power of acceptance, Trevor is about living your best life with a ton of passion… and a touch of pizzazz. It’s 1981 in America, and Trevor Nelson is busy navigating adolescence in suburbia while dreaming of a life in show business. When an embarrassing incident at school suddenly puts him in the wrong spotlight, Trevor must summon the courage to forge his own path.
Thirteen-year-old Holden William Hagelberger from Sugarland, Texas was cast in the title role of “Trevor” following a process which included a national virtual casting call with over 1300 submissions. The 19-member company of also features Mark Aguirre, Aaron Alcaraz, Ava Briglia, Sammy Dell, Tyler Joseph Gay, Ellie Kim, Colin Konstanty, Brigg Liberman, Diego Lucano, Alyssa Emily Marvin, Isabel Medina, Echo Deva Picone, Dan Rosales, Aryan Simhadri, Yasmeen Sulieman, Sally Wilfert, Aeriel Williams, and Jarrod Zimmerman.
The Trevor Project, founded by Peggy Rajski, Randy Stone and Celeste Lecesne, was also created as a result of the Trevor film and is not affiliated with the musical. It is the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ young people. www.TheTrevorProject.org
Ghostlight also release the cast album to Mrs. Doubtfire Writers: music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick, with Tony nominee Rob McClure, Jenn Gambatese, Peter Bartlett, Charity Angél Dawson, Mark Evanse, J. Harrison Ghee, Analise Scarpaci, Jake Ryan Flynn, Avery Sell, and Brad Oscar.
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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.