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Original Cast Recording of SILENCE! THE MUSICAL" Available Today.... Show Also Celebrates 100 Performances

Original Cast Recording of
SILENCE! The Musical

The Hit Off-Broadway Musical
Available today on Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records
on iTunes,  Amazon.com and

at

The 9th Space Theatre at PS122
150 First Avenue at 9thth Street

Book by Hunter Bell
Music and Lyrics by Jon Kaplan and Al Kaplan
Adapted from the screenplay “Silence! The Musical” by Jon and Al Kaplan
Directed and Choreographed by Christopher Gattelli
www.SilenceTheMusical.com

The original cast recording of SILENCE! The Musical was released by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records today (December 6th) AND WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE BEGINNING THIS EVENING at The 9th Space Theatre at PS122 (150 First Avenue at 9th Street) as well as online at iTunes and Amazon.com. Hard copies of the recording will be available in stores and for purchase at Amazon.com beginning January 10th.

{module ad_left_body}SILENCE! The Musical also celebrates its 100th performance this eveningsince beginning this summer.

The recording includes such song selections as “If I Could Smell Her C---”, “Are You About a Size 14,” and “Put the F--king Lotion in the Basket” and features original cast members Brent Barrett as Hannibal Lecter and Jenn Harris as Clarice Starling.  Of course, enjoying the recording with fava beans and a nice Chianti is optional.

The SILENCE! The Musical cast recording is executive produced by Linda Nelson and Carolyn Inhoffer Montes and produced by Michael Croiter and Rich Affannato. Mark Hartman and Brian J. Nash are the album’s co-producers. The CD was recorded, edited and mixed by Michael Croiter.
The music supervisor is Mark Hartman and music direction and orchestrations are by Brian J. Nash. The original cast recording of SILENCE! The Musical was recorded and mixed at Yellow Sound Lab in New York City.

SILENCE! The Musical, the unauthorized parody of The Silence of the Lambs, with book by Hunter Bell ([title of show]), music & lyrics by Jon and Al Kaplan, and direction & choreography by Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific, Newsies) currently stars David Garrison (“Married With Children,” Wicked, Titanic) as Dr. Hannibal Lecter and Jenn Harris (Modern Orthodox) as Clarice Starling. The cast also includes Stephen Bienskie (The Last Session) as the notorious Buffalo Bill, Lucia Spina (Legally Blonde) as Catherine Martin, Deidre Goodwin (Chicago) as Ardelia Mapp. And Callan Bergmann (Lucky Guy), Pamela Bob (People Like Us), Harry Bouvy (Spamalot), Ashlee Dupré (Where’s Charley?), Howard Kaye (Mamma Mia!), Topher Nuccio (Little Shop of Horrors), and Doug Trapp (Saratoga Trunk Songs).

SILENCE! The Musical is a hilarious parody based on the Academy Award winning film. Rookie FBI agent Clarice Starling matches wits with the brilliant but insane cannibal, Dr. Hannibal Lecter in order to catch the serial killer known as Buffalo Bill. Clarice faces her own demons while racing the clock to unlock Lecter’s clues before another innocent girl is killed and skinned by Buffalo Bill. This laugh-out-loud naughty satire features a singing chorus of floppy eared lambs narrating the action as Buffalo Bill gleefully dances a hoedown while kidnapping hapless Catherine Martin. Even Dr. Lecter, scary as ever, sings about the life he’d like to lead someday outside the prison walls.

The New York Times cheers, “deliriously tasty,” and The New York Post applauds, “Wickedly satirical, gleefully subversive” while Time Out New York declares that SILENCE! The Musical is “pungent, punchy and raunchy…will leave you wanting more” and Michael Musto of Village Voice exclaims “move over Assassins, Sweeney Todd and Capeman, there’s a new killer musical in town.”

Created by Jon and Al Kaplan in 2002, SILENCE! began as a collection of songs on the internet which immediately attracted a staggering number of fans. The Kaplans' subsequent screenplay SILENCE! The Musical was adapted by Hunter Bell into a live stage show, which also featured newly composed songs by the brothers. Fueled by a rabid cult following, SILENCE! shattered every box office record at the 2005 FringeNYC Festival, winning the award for Best Musical. SILENCE! The Musical met with further success in London where it garnered ecstatic reviews at the Above The Stag Theatre.

2011 marks the 20th anniversary of the release of The Silence of the Lambs film.

Set design for SILENCE! The Musical is by three-time Tony winner Scott Pask, with costume design by David Kaley, lighting design by Jeff Croiter, and sound design by Carl Casella.

SILENCE! The Musical is produced Off-Broadway by Victoria Lang, Rich Affannato and Donna Trinkoff.  The playing schedule is Monday at 8pm, Tuesday at 8pm, Thursday at 8pm, Friday and Saturday at 7:30pm and 10:30pm and Sunday at 5:00pm at The 9th Space Theatre at Performance Space 122, (150 First Avenue at 9th Street). Tickets are $25 - $79 and are available by calling 212-352-3101 or through www.SilenceTheMusical.com.

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About Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records

Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 100 records the last 10 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s biggest stars. Founded by Kurt Deutsch and wife Sherie Rene Scott, the label was created by and for the Broadway community and has garnered acclaim not only for their high-quality recordings, but for their innovative marketing techniques and efforts to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans via iTunes, social networking, music videos and more. Ghostlight recently celebrated a major milestone with their release of The Book of Mormon, which became the first Broadway cast recording to break into Billboard’s Top 10 (topping out at #3) since the original 1969 release of Hair, as well as taking its place as the biggest-selling digital release of a cast recording of all time. Also just released on the label are the OCRs of Catch Me If You Can, Sister Act and Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, as well as solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest stars: Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Linda Lavin, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. In recent Broadway seasons, Ghostlight has preserved the scores of some of Broadway's most well-known musicals, including the Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, plus Next to Normal, Hair, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. Coverage of their albums has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA TODAY to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, and many more. The company is recognized for reinventing the musical theatre recording landscape, and creating a new type of ‘United Artists’ environment for Broadway producers and artists to participate in the funding and co-ownership of their albums.