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PIPPIN New Broadway Cast Album Featuring 700 Member Chorus Due Out Jun 4

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS

PIPPIN

NEW BROADWAY CAST RECORDING

MUSIC AND LYRICS BY STEPHEN SCHWARTZ

BOOK BY ROGER O. HIRSON

NOMINATED FOR TEN 2013 TONY AWARDS

DIGITAL RELEASE ON JUNE 4 – DISC IN STORES JULY 9

THE ALBUM FEATURES A 700 MEMBER CHORUS
AND FOUR SPECIAL SINGALONG BONUS TRACKS

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New York, NY (5/17/13) – Ghostlight Records will present the New Broadway Cast Recording for Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz’s beloved coming-of-age musical comedy PIPPIN with a digital release on June 4 and the CD in stores on July 9. The acclaimed revival has been hailed as “astonishing” by The New York Times, “amazing and eye-popping” by Entertainment Weekly and “the season’s best musical, jazz hands down” by USA Today. The show, which was nominated for 10 Tony Awards including “Best Musical Revival,” is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The album is co-produced by composer Stephen Schwartz and Kurt Deutsch with Howard and Janet Kagan serving as executive producers. For updates on the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/pippin.html.

For Andrea Martin’s Tony Award nominated performance of “No Time At All” – whichthe New York Daily News heralded as “more than a showstopper. It is the season-topper” – the album features a special chorus of 700 theater fans, the first time this has been done on a Broadway cast recording. The recording also includes four “Sing Along with the Pippin Orchestra” bonus tracks. The deluxe booklet feature an essay by director Diane Paulus and liner notes by Stephen Schwartz, in addition to 36 pages of color photos and the complete lyrics.

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of PIPPIN is directed by Diane Paulus featuring choreography by Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers).

 The cast features Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Tony and Olivier Award nominee Patina Miller as Leading Player, Tony Award nominee Terrence Mann as Charles, Tony Award nominee Charlotte d’Amboise as Fastrada, Rachel Bay Jones as Catherine and Tony Award winner Andrea Martin as Berthe. Other members of the company include Erik Altemus, Grégory Arsenal, Andrew Cekala, Lolita Costet, Colin Cunliffe, Andrew Fitch, Orion Griffiths, Viktoria Grimmy, Sabrina Harper, Olga Karmansky, Bethany Moore, Brad Musgrove, Stephanie Pope, Philip Rosenberg, Yannick Thomas, Molly Tynes, Anthony Wayne and Ashton Woerz.

Matthew James Thomas is appearing with the permission of Actors’ Equity Association pursuant to an exchange program between American Equity and UK Equity. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance on this production.

With a book by Roger O. Hirson and music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, PIPPIN features music supervision and arrangements by Nadia DiGiallonardo, orchestrations by Tony Award-winner Larry Hochman, scenic design by Tony Award winner Scott Pask, costume design by Dominique Lemieux, lighting design by Tony Award-winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Jonathan Deans and Garth Helm, Inc., and the music director is Charlie Alterman.

Barry & Fran Weissler and Howard & Janet Kagan present the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) production of PIPPIN with Lisa Matlin, Kyodo Tokyo, A&A Gordon/Brunish Trinchero, Tom Smedes/Peter Stern, Broadway Across America, Independent Presenters Network, Norton Herrick, Allen Spivak, Rebecca Gold, Joshua Goodman, Steve McManus, David Robbins/Bryan S. Weingarten, Philip Hagemann/Murray Rosenthal, Jim Kierstead/Carlos Arana/Myla Lerner, Hugh Hayes/Jamie Cesa/Jonathan Reinis, Sharon A. Carr/Patricia R. Klausner, Ben Feldman, Square 1 Theatrics, Wendy Federman/Carl Moellenberg, Bruce Robert Harris/Jack W. Batman, Infinity Theatre Company/Michael Rubenstein, Michael A. Alden/Dale Badway/Ken Mahoney.

Royal heir Pippin is spurred on by a mysterious group of performers to embark on a death-defying journey to find his “corner of the sky.” The original production of PIPPIN, directed by Bob Fosse, premiered on Broadway in 1972. It won five Tony Awards and five Drama Desk Awards, and ran for close to 2000 performances before closing in 1977. This production of PIPPIN made its debut at American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) in Cambridge, MA, where Diane Paulus serves as Artistic Director; December 5, 2012 to January 20, 2013. PIPPIN is noted for many Broadway standards including “Corner of the Sky,” “Magic To Do,” “Glory,” “No Time at All,” “Morning Glow,” and “Love Song.”

Tickets for PIPPIN are available through www.telecharge.com/pippin, by calling 212-239-6200, and in person at the Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street). Tickets range in price from $142 to $59 (all prices include a $2.00 facility fee). Premium seating is available.

www.PippinTheMusical.com

                                                                     

TRACK LISTING

 

1. Magic To Do

2. Corner Of The Sky

3. War Is A Science

4. Glory

5. Simple Joys

6. No Time At All

7. With You

8. Spread A Little Sunshine

9. Morning Glow

10. Entr'acte

11. On The Right Track

12. Kind Of Woman

13. Extraordinary

14. Love Song

15. I Guess I'll Miss The Man

16. Finale

“SING ALONG WITH THE PIPPIN ORCHESTRA” BONUS TRACKS

17. Corner Of The Sky

18. Simple Joys

19. Kind Of Woman

20. Extraordinary

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 130 records in the last 12 years, featuring the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s biggest stars. Ghostlight recently won the Grammy Award for The Book of Mormon, and released the OBCR of Newsies, the premiere recording of Carrie, the new Grammy-nominated cast recording of Anything Goes, plus the OCRs 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, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. Other titles on Ghostlight include the Grammy Award-winning In the Heights, plus Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and The Drowsy Chaperone. www.sh-k-boom.com.