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Tuesday, 27 March 2012 16:20

LYSISTRATA JONES To Release Original Cast Recording on Broadway Records

LYSISTRATA JONES
TO RELEASE ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING
ON BROADWAY RECORDS

Tuesday, March 27 – Broadway Records (www.BroadwayRecords.com) will release the original cast recording of the Broadway musical, LYSISTRATA JONES, featuring music and lyrics by Lewis Flinn and book by Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane.  The recording will be released on Tuesday, May 15th.   Pre-orders are now being taken at amazon.com at http://amzn.com/B007P3QXN8.  A digital release date will be announced in the coming weeks. The album features the complete Broadway score as well as a special bonus track.  The original Broadway cast will reunite on Wednesday, March 28 to record the album’s vocals.

{module ad_left_body}The album is produced by Lewis Flinn and Dean Sharenow.  Van Dean and Kenny Howard are executive producers, along with Douglas Carter Beane, Sase Sham, Jana Shea, and David Huntington. The liner notes will include essays from the creative team, as well as complete lyrics. The track listing is below:

1. Right Now: Opening

2. Right Now: Party Time

3. Just Once

4. Change the World

5. No More Giving It Up

6. Lay Low

7. I Don’t Think So

8. You Go Your Way

9. Where Am I Now?

10. Writing on the Wall

11. Hold On

12. Don’t Judge a Book

13. Right Now: Operetta

14. When She Smiles

15. Hold On (reprise)

16. The Final Game

17. Give it Up!

18. Never Say Never (Curtain Call)

19. Bonus Track: TBA

LYSISTRATA JONES is one of most acclaimed musicals of the current Broadway season.  Ben Brantley of The New York Times raved, “LYSISTRATA JONES brings a heightened touch of summer sun and silliness to what has been an exceptionally gray season for musicals.  Lewis Flinn’s effervescent score makes reference to Motown, John Mayer-type ballads, “Glee”-like choral rousers and (how could it not?) Toni Basil’s cheerleading novelty hit, ‘Mickey.’” Elisabeth Vincentelli called the show, “Wickedly funny! One of the season’s tastiest pieces of candy.   Lewis Flinn’s catchy pop score keeps pace with appropriately fluffy songs that mix R&B, pop and hip-hop influences.”  And Roma Tore of NY-1 News said, “When a show comes along that pleases the eye, ear and funnybone as much as LYSISTRATA JONES,attention must be paid.  It’s an infectiously clever and tuneful musical comedy!”

The Broadway company of LYSISTRATA JONES featured Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Liz Mikel (Hetaira), Josh Segarra (Mick), Jason Tam (Xander), and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Robin) with Alexander Aguilar (‘Uardo), Ato Blankson-Wood (Tyllus), Katie Boren (Lampito), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), LaQuet Sharnell (Myrrhine), Teddy Toye (Harold) and Alex Wyse (Cinesius).   

The Athens University basketball team hasn’t won a game in 30 years.  But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones (Patti Murrin) dares the squad’s fed-up girlfriends to stop ‘giving it up’ to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end.  In this boisterous new musical comedy, Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give Aristophanes’ classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level.

BROADWAY RECORDS is a new label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway cast recordings and is a division of the theatrical production and investment company, The Broadway Consortium.  Broadway Records’ other upcoming releases include Bonnie & Clyde Original Broadway Cast Recording and an EP of songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying featuring Nick Jonas.  The Broadway Consortium (www.BroadwayConsortium.com) was co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard.  The general counsel for Broadway Records and The Broadway Consortium is Barry Miller.

For more information, please visit:

www.LysistrataJones.com


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