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JUST IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS, GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS
WILL RELEASE THE ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST
RECORDING OF

ELF 

“A SPLASHY, PEPPY, SUGAR-SPRINKLED HOLIDAY ENTERTAINMENT!”
- Charles Isherwood, The New York Times

Featuring the new score by Tony® Award nominees
MATTHEW SKLAR (Music) and CHAD BEGUELIN (Lyrics)

ALBUM SCHEUDLED FOR NATIONWIDE RELEASE
ON NOVEMBER 1, 2011

{module ad_left_body}(New York, NY – October 6, 2011)  The Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical ELF, the Broadway musical for every ‘Buddy,’will be released digitally and in stores on November 1, 2011 by Ghostlight Records, in plenty of time for holiday shopping. ELF features an all-new score that Variety calls “crowd-rousing” by Tony nominees Matthew Sklar (Music) and Chad Beguelin (Lyrics), and a book by Tony winners Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin. To hear song previews and pre-order the CD, visit http://sh-k-boom.com/elfthemusical.shtml.

“ELF is a delectable, glistening gift to anyone who enjoys musical theatre,” said Sheldon Harnick, legendary Broadway lyricist. “For those of you who have yet to see ELF, I’m certain that it won’t be long before you have the opportunity. This is a show that is sure to turn up in a good many places every Christmas. But you needn’t wait until Christmas to enjoy the CD; as you’ll hear, ELF is a score for all seasons.

The track list for ELF is as follows:

1) Overture
2) Christmastown
3) World's Greatest Dad
4) In The Way
5) Sparklejollytwinklejingley
6) I'll Believe In You
7) In The Way – Reprise
8) Just Like Him
9) A Christmas Song
10) World's Greatest Dad – Reprise
11) Nobody Cares About Santa
12) Never Fall In Love (With An Elf)
13) There Is A Santa Claus
14) The Story Of Buddy The Elf
15) Nobody Cares About Santa – Reprise
16) A Christmas Song – Reprise
17) Finale

The cast album was produced by David Lai and Matthew Sklar, and recorded and mixed by Isaiah Abolin. The CD booklet contains ELF’s full album lyrics and special liner notes by Sheldon Harnick.

ELF opened on Sunday, November 14th, 2010, at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre.  Previews began Tuesday, November 2nd.  The New York Times calls ELF “A splashy, peppy, sugar-sprinkled holiday entertainment.”  USA Today thinks ELF is “Endearingly goofy,” and Entertainment Weekly said about ELF that“even the biggest Cotton-Headed-Ninny-Muggins will leave the theatre with a warm festive glow!”   Variety declares “ELFis happy enough for families, savvy enough for city kids and plenty smart for adults!”  ELF was produced on Broadway by Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features.

ELF is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole.  Buddy is raised unaware that he is actually a human, until his enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth.  With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father and discover his true identity.  Faced with the harsh reality that his father is on the naughty list and his step-brother doesn’t even believe in Santa, Buddy is determined to win over his new family and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas.  This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner ELF.

ELF’s original cast and recording features Sebastian Arcelus as ‘Buddy,’  Amy Spanger as ‘Jovie,’  ’ Tony® Award nominee Mark Jacoby as ‘Walter,’ Michael Mandell as ‘Store Manager,’ Michael McCormick as ‘Mr. Greenway,’ Valerie Wright as ‘Deb’ and Matthew Gumley as ‘Michael.’  The production also stars Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel as ‘Emily,’ and six-time Emmy® Award nominee George Wendt as ‘Santa.’ 

The original cast recording also includes Timothy J. Alex, Callie Carter, Cara Cooper, Lisa Gajda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Blake Hammond, Stacey Todd Holt, Emily Hsu, Jenny Hill, Nancy Johnston, Marc Kessler, Matt Loehr, Matthew Schechter, Michael James Scott, Noah Weisberg, Lee Wilkins, and Kirsten Wyatt.

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, ELF features a new score by Tony® Award nominees Matthew Sklar (Music)and Chad Beguelin (Lyrics) with a book by Tony® Award winners Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).   ELF is directed and choreographed by Tony® nominee Casey Nicholaw (The Drowsy Chaperone, Monty Python’s Spamalot). 

 

www.ElfMusical.com 

ABOUT WARNER BROS. THEATRE VENTURES

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures (Mark Kaufman and Raymond Wu, Executive Vice Presidents) is the live stage play division of Warner Bros. Entertainment and responsible for developing and producing world-class musicals and other stage productions for the Studio.  The division currently has multiple licensed properties in production worldwide and more than a dozen other projects in various stages of development, including co-productions with award-winning Broadway and film producers. WBTV’s parent company, WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMENT, a Time Warner Company, is a fully integrated, broad-based entertainment company and a global leader in the creation, production, distribution, licensing and marketing of all forms of creative content and their related businesses, across all current and emerging media and platforms.  The company stands at the forefront of every aspect of the entertainment industry from feature film, TV and home entertainment production and worldwide distribution to DVD, digital distribution, animation, comic books, licensing and broadcasting. 

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, 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.


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ANYTHING GOES

Cast album performance and CD signing at
Barnes & Noble

Tuesday, September 27th at 3:30PM

“A zesty new revival with knockout numbers & white-hot dancing.
The triumphant Foster is unmatched by any performer on Broadway. She nails every step, note and joke.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times

“Joel Grey shines bright.” - Joe Dziemianowicz, Daily News

“For any lover of live musical theater, Anything Goes sends meteoric thrills
streaking across our field of vision for days to come.” – Scott Brown, New York Magazine

On Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre

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Download Anything Goes on iTunes

{module ad_left_body}Roundabout Theatre Company’s Anything Goes will be live at Barnes & Noble (150 E 86th St., at Lexington Ave.) to celebrate the new cast album with an in-store performance and CD signing on Tuesday, September 27th at 3:30PM. Director Kathleen Marshall and stars Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Colin Donnell, Adam Godley and Laura Osnes will perform classics from the show and greet fans.

Anything Goes will now play through Sunday, April 29th, 2012 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).  It was originally scheduled to run through Sunday, July 31st, 2011.

Anything Goes stars two time Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.” Anything Goes is directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall.

The cast currently features John McMartin as “Elisha Whitney,” Kelly Bishop as “Evangeline Harcourt,” Colin Donnell as “Billy Crocker”, Adam Godley as “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,” Erin Mackey as “Hope Harcourt,” Jessica Stone as “Erma,” Walter Charles as “Captain,” Robert Creighton as “Purser,” Andrew Cao as “Luke,” and Raymond J. Lee as “John.”Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Daniel J. Edwards, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Tari Kelly, Michelle Lookadoo, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Mary Michael Patterson, Adam Perry, Hayley Podschun, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.

Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

Anything Goes has won the following Awards: three Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster) and Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall); five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Set Design (Derek McLane) and Outstanding Sound Design (Brian Ronan); four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Adam Godley); A Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway (Sutton Foster).

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic.  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail. Peppering this hilariously bumpy ride are some of musical theater’s most memorable standards, including “You're the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” and “Anything Goes.”

Ghostlight Records recently released the new Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011 Tony® Award winning production. It is available in stores and digitally. The digital release of the album jumped to #1 on iTUNES Soundtrack Chart, and to #17 on iTUNES Overall Album Chart.

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250 or online at www.Telecharge.com/AG. Ticket prices range from $92-$137. Tickets can also be purchased at

The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St).  

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

Anything Goes plays Tuesday evenings at 7:00PM, Wednesday through Saturday evenings at 8:00PM with a Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinee at 2:00PM.

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard’s The Road To Mecca starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein and John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.  Roundabout’s Tony Award winning production of Anything Goes starring Sutton Foster & Joel Grey, directed & choreographed by Kathleen Marshall, is currently playing at the Stephen Sondheim Theater.

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New Cast Recording of
Roundabout Theatre Company’s
‘ANYTHING GOES’

September 20th Physical Release By Ghostlight Records

In-Store Performance and CD Signing, September 27th
at Barnes & Noble

Sirius/XM Airs Exclusive Preview Broadcast,
USA TODAY selects Anything Goes as ‘Listen Up Music Pick’ and Digital Release Hits #1 on iTUNES

Get Anything Goes Tickets

Ghostlight Records’ new Broadway cast recording of Roundabout Theatre Company’s Tony-Award winning production Anything Goes will be released today, September 20th and will be followed on September 27th by a Barnes & Noble In-Store performance and CD signing, featuring Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Colin Donnell, Adam Godley and Laura Osnes, as well as an introduction by Kathleen Marshall. The celebrated album features the stellar cast of this year’s best musical revival, and is available on iTunes.

An exclusive preview of the album was broadcast on SIRIUS/XM radio on August 22nd.  In addition, USA Today selected “It’s De-Lovely” as a Listen Up Music Pick.

The digital release of the album jumped to #1 on iTUNES Soundtrack Chart, and to #17 on iTUNES Overall Album Chart.

IN-STORE DETAILS:
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th St. (at Lexington)
Featuring: Sutton Foster, Joel Grey, Colin Donnell, Adam Godley, Laura Osnes. Introduction by Kathleen Marshall.
SCHEDULE OF EVENT:
3:00PM   - Doors open to let the audience inside.
3:30PM   - Introduction by Kathleen Marshall and performances begin
3:45PM   - Performances end.  On-stage photo op and CD signing.
4:45PM   - Event ends.

On August 22nd, the night prior to the August 23rd digital release of ‘Anything Goes’, SIRIUS XM aired an Exclusive Listen of the full album…

USA TODAY’s Elysa Gardner highlighted “It’s De-Lovely” as a Listen Up Music Pick: http://www.usatoday.com/life/music/reviews/story/2011-09-05/Playlist-Gabe-Dixon-plus-10-more/50266520/1

It's De-Lovely - Broadway cast of Anything Goes
“Cole Porter recently topped the iTunes soundtrack chart, thanks to this and other beauties on the new recording.”

PLAYBILL’s Steven Suskin, in an expansive write-up, praised, “I believe every word of every lyric Foster sings on the CD, as I did every moment she spent on stage at the Sondheim.” Read the full review, here:
http://www.playbill.com/features/article/154234-ON-THE-RECORD-Sutton-Foster-in-Anything-Goes-and-Historic-Original-Recordings-of-Threepenny-Opera

BROADWAY.COM featured an Exclusive Behind-the-Scenes video of the making of the cast album, here:
http://www.broadway.com/shows/anything-goes/buzz/156848/video-go-behind-the-scenes-in-the-recording-studio-with-sutton-foster-and-anything-goes/

THE CONNECTICUT POST’s Joe Myers buzzed about “The delightful original cast album” – read the review, here:
http://blog.ctnews.com/meyers/2011/09/13/sutton-foster-records-her-tony-winning-performance/


THEATERMANIA review by Andy Propst: http://www.theatermania.com/broadway/news/08-2011/anything-goes-on-disc_40152.html

WILDYSWORLD 4.5 Star CD review: http://wildysworld.blogspot.com/2011/09/anything-goes-new-broadway-cast.html

Anchored by Tony Award Winning Best Actress Sutton Foster’s commanding performance, Anything Goes was also the winner of this year’s Drama Desk and Outer Circle Awards for Outstanding Revival of a Musical. Learn more about Ghostlight’s CD release, and order the album, here: http://sh-k-boom.com/anythinggoes.shtml <http://sh-k-boom.com/anythinggoes.shtml>

The acclaimed Broadway production is a jubilant, smart and hilarious reimagining of the beloved Cole Porter classic. On the eagerly-awaited new recording, performances by Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster (Reno Sweeney), Tony® and Academy Award winner Joel Grey (Moonface Martin) and the entire Broadway cast are preserved as they sing Porter’s most memorable musical theatre standards including You're the Top,” “Blow, Gabriel, Blow,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “I Get A Kick Out of You,” and “Anything Goes.”

Anything Goes Album Producers are Joel Moss and Rob Fisher. Conductor and Associate Album Producer is James Lowe. Kurt Deutsch is Executive Producer of the album. The cast album was recorded in June of 2011 at MSR Studios in New York City.  In addition to its digital and physical releases, the new cast album will also be available for purchase at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). The package includes liner notes by Melissa Rose Bernardo and a 36-page booklet of full-color photos and additional material.

Anything Goes Track Listing:
1)     Overture
2)     I Get A Kick Out of You
3)     There’s No Cure Like Travel / Bon Voyage
4)     You’re The Top
5)     Easy To Love
6)     Easy To Love Reprise
7)     The Crew Song
8)     There’ll Always Be a Lady Fair
9)     Friendship
10)  It’s De-Lovely
11)  Anything Goes
12)  Public Enemy Number One
13)  Blow, Gabriel, Blow
14)  Goodbye, Little Dream, Goodbye
15)  Be Like the Blue Bird
16)  All Through the Night
17)  The Gypsy in Me
18)  Buddie, Beware
19)  Finale

More about the Roundabout Theatre Company Production:
The new Broadway production at Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is directed & choreographed by Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall.  Music & lyrics by Cole Porter; original book by P.G. Wodehouse & Guy Bolton and Howard Lindsay & Russel Crouse; New book by Timothy Crouse and John Weidman.

The creative team includes Bill Elliott (Additional Orchestrations), Rob Fisher (Musical Director) and David Chase (Dance Arranger).  The design team includes Derek McLane (Sets), Martin Pakledinaz (Costumes), Peter Kaczorowski (Lights) and Brian Ronan (Sound). James Lowe is Music Director/Conductor.

The opening night cast featured Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney,” Tony® and Academy Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin,” John McMartin as “Elisha Whitney”, Jessica Walter as “Evangeline Harcourt,” Colin Donnell as “Billy Crocker”, Tony® nominated Adam Godley as “Lord Evelyn Oakleigh,” Laura Osnes as “Hope Harcourt,” Jessica Stone as “Erma,” Walter Charles as “Captain,” Robert Creighton as “Purser,” Andrew Cao as “Luke,” and Raymond J. Lee as “John.”  Additional cast members include Clyde Alves, Ward Billeisen, Joyce Chittick, Nikki Renée Daniels, Margot De La Barre, Kimberly Fauré, Josh Franklin, Justin Greer, Daniel J. Edwards, Tari Kelly, Shina Ann Morris, Linda Mugleston, Kevin Munhall, Adam Perry, William Ryall, Jennifer Savelli, Anthony Wayne, Kristen Beth Williams.

ALL ABOARD for this saucy and splendid new production of Cole Porter’s musical romp across the Atlantic.  When the S.S. American heads out to sea, etiquette and convention head out the portholes as two unlikely pairs set off on the course to true love… proving that sometimes destiny needs a little help from a crew of singing sailors, an exotic disguise and some good old-fashioned blackmail.

This is the fifth time Sutton Foster has appeared on a Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom record.  Cast albums include Little Women and The Drowsy Chaperone.  Solo albums include the acclaimed CDs “Wish” and “An Evening with Sutton Foster – Live at the Café Carlyle.”

Anything Goes has won the following Awards: three Tony® Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, Best Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster) and Best Choreography (Kathleen Marshall); five Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Set Design (Derek McLane) and Outstanding Sound Design (Brian Ronan); four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding Revival of a Musical, Outstanding Choreographer of a Musical (Kathleen Marshall), Outstanding Actress in a Musical (Sutton Foster), Outstanding Featured Actor in a Musical (Adam Godley); A Drama League Award for Distinguished Revival of a Musical and a Fred & Adele Astaire Award for Best Female Dancer on Broadway (Sutton Foster).
Here is a video montage of production highlights:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaIdswnqoig&feature=player_embedded#at=12

Watch the cast perform “Blow, Gabriel, Blow” on CBS’ “Late Show With David Letterman”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxI1UTJ6UqQ

TICKET INFORMATION:

Tickets are available by calling Telecharge.com at (212)239-6200 / (800)432-7250 or online at www.Telecharge.com/AG. Ticket prices range from $87-$137. Tickets can also be purchased at The Stephen Sondheim Theatre Box Office (124 W. 43rd St).  

Roundabout Subscribers save up to 50% off of ticket prices and have access to special in-theatre events and perks. To become a Roundabout Subscriber, visit www.roundabouttheatre.org/joinnow or call Roundabout Ticket Services (212)719-1300 today.

Roundabout Theatre Company is a not-for-profit theatre dedicated to providing a nurturing artistic home for theatre artists at all stages of their careers where the widest possible audience can experience their work at affordable prices. Roundabout fulfills its mission each season through the revival of classic plays and musicals; development and production of new works by established playwrights and emerging writers; educational initiatives that enrich the lives of children and adults; and a subscription model and audience outreach programs that cultivate loyal audiences.

This new Broadway Cast Recording is made possible by The Areté Foundation, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation, Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of R. Martin Chavez, Harry E. Gould, Jr., David and Mary Solomon, and the HRH Foundation.

The original Roundabout Theatre Company production of Anything Goes was sponsored by Bank of America.  The production was supported by Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with gifts from Marty and Perry Granoff, HRH Foundation, Ted and Mary Jo Shen, Peter and Leni May, Tom and Diane Tuft, The Kaplen Foundation, and one anonymous donor.  Roundabout gratefully acknowledges partial production underwriting from Goldman Sachs Gives at the recommendation of R. Martin Chavez. Major support provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. We thank the Henry Nias Foundation, courtesy of Dr. Stanley Edelman, for their support.

More 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, 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.

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PS CLASSICS TO RECORD

NEW TWO-DISC BROADWAY CAST ALBUM FOR

The Kennedy Center Production of

JAMES GOLDMAN & STEPHEN SONDHEIM’S

FOLLIES

NOW IN PERFORMANCES AT BROADWAY’S MARQUIS THEATRE

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PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, will record the new Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center’s acclaimed revival of FOLLIES on October 3 & 4, 2011 for a late November 2011 release. FOLLIES features a book byJames Goldman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The complete two-disc set will be produced by PS Classics co-founderTommy Krasker, who has helmed over a dozen Sondheim cast recordings. The recording is now available for preorder on the label's website, www.psclassics.com.

FOLLIES, directed by Eric Schaeffer with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore, is currently in previews and officially opens on Monday, September 12, 2011 at Broadway’s Marquis Theatre (1535 Broadway). Get Follies Tickets

With a 28–piece orchestra, FOLLIES features a cast of 41 and stars two-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters as Sally Durant Plummer, four-time Tony Award nominee Jan Maxwell as Phyllis Rogers Stone, two-time Tony Award nominee Danny Burstein as BuddyPlummer, three-time Emmy Award nominee Ron Raines as Benjamin Stone and five-time Olivier Award nominee Elaine Paige as Carlotta Campion.

The production also stars Tony Award nominee Don Correia as Theodore Whitman, Christian Delcroix as Young Buddy, Grammy & Emmy Award winner Rosalind Elias as Heidi Schiller, Colleen Fitzpatrick as Dee Dee West, Lora Lee Gayer as Young Sally, MichaelHayes as Roscoe, Leah Horowitz as Young Heidi, Tony Award nominee Jayne Houdyshell as Hattie Walker, Florence Lacey as Sandra Crane, Tony Award nominee Mary Beth Peil as Solange LaFitte, David Sabin as Dimitri Weismann, Kirsten Scott as Young Phyllis,Frederick Strother as Max Deems, Nick Verina as Young Ben, Tony Award nominee Susan Watson as Emily Whitman and Terri White as Stella Deems.

Rounding out the ensemble are Lawrence AlexanderBrandon BieberJohn CarrollMathew deGuzmanSara EdwardsLeslie Donna FlesnerJenifer FooteSuzanne HylenskiDanielle JordanAmanda Kloots-LarsenJoseph Kolinski, Brittany MarcinErin N. MoorePamela OttersonClifton SamuelsKiira SchmidtBrian ShepardJessica SheridanAmos WolffAshley Yeater.

Elaine Paige is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance to this production.

The creative team also includes Derek McLane (Scenic Design), Gregg Barnes (Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Kai Harada (Sound Design), David Brian Brown (Hair & Wig Design), Joseph Dulude II (Make-up Design) and the original orchestrations byJonathan Tunick.

When former members of the “Weismann Follies” reunite on the eve of their theater's demolition, two couples remember their past and face the harsher realities of the present. Reminiscing of their younger selves and the years gone by, the crumbling theater brings back memories for both couples of good times and bad. FOLLIES echoes the songs, exuberance and romance of the vaudeville days between the two World Wars. The score features some of Stephen Sondheim’s best-known songs, including “Broadway Baby,” “I’m Still Here,” “Too Many Mornings,” “Could I Leave You?” and “Losing My Mind.”

FOLLIES was originally produced on Broadway by Harold Prince. It opened on April 4, 1971 at the Winter Garden Theatre, under the direction of Harold Prince and Michael Bennett, where it ran for 522 performances and received seven Tony Awards, including Best Original Score. FOLLIES played a limited engagement at the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater opening on May 7 and closing with sold-out houses on June 19, 2011.

FOLLIES is produced on Broadway by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (David M. Rubenstein, Chairman; Michael M. Kaiser, President; Max Woodward, Vice President); Nederlander Presentations, Inc.Adrienne ArshtHRH Foundation, Sponsor;Allan Williams, Executive Producer.

PS Classics has preserved many Sondheim productions including Sondheim on SondheimFrogsRoad Show and the most recent revivals of A Little Night MusicSunday in the Park with GeorgeCompanyPacific Overtures and Assassins.

Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and a six-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens, Company, A Little Night Music and Sondheim on Sondheim), PS Classics celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song through its award-winning cast recordings; solo albums by such luminaries as Maureen McGovern, Victoria Clark, Jessica Molaskey and Christine Andreas; and recordings drawn from rare sound archives, including “Sondheim Sings.” Its most recent releases include solo albums by Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway and Kate Baldwin, and cast recordings of A Minister's WifeDeath Takes a Holiday, and Vernon Duke & Ogden Nash’s long-lost Sweet Bye and Bye.

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BILLBOARD MAGAZINE CITES THE BOOK OF MORMON ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING

AS THE FASTEST SELLING DIGITAL RELEASE EVER FOR A CAST ALBUM

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The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, released digitally by Ghostlight Records on May 17, is the fastest selling digital release of a cast recording in history, according to Billboard Magazine.   THE BOOK OF MORMON’s cast recording was the #6 digital download of the week.   Ghostlight Records will release the CD for THE BOOK OF MORMON on Tuesday, June 7, featuring a booklet which includes color photos, complete lyrics and liner notes by Frank Rich. 

THE BOOK OF MORMON has been nominated for 14 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and is the winner of the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, Best Music (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Lyrics (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus), four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Actor in a Musical (Josh Gad) and Best Director (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker) and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

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THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone.   The world premiere musical is choreographed by five-time Tony Award-nomineeCasey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker.

THE BOOK OF MORMON stars Josh Gad as Elder Cunningham, Andrew Rannells as Elder Price, Nikki M. James as Nabalungi, Rory O’Malley as Elder McKinley and Michael Potts as Mafala Hatimbiwith Lewis Cleale, Brian Tyree Henry, Scott Barnhardt, Justin Bohon, Darlesia Cearcy, Kevin Duda, Asmeret Ghebremichael, Clark Johnsen, John Eric Parker, Benjamin Schrader, Michael James Scott, Brian Sears,  Jason Michael Snow, Lawrence Stallings, Rema Webb, Maia Nkenge Wilson and Tommar Wilson. The production also features Graham Bowen, Ta’Rea Campbell, Jared Gertner, Tyson Jennette, Valisia LeKae, Douglas Lyons, and Nick Spangler.

THE BOOK OF MORMON features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.  

Tickets are available at Telecharge.comby calling Telecharge.com at 212-239-6200 or in person at the Eugene O’Neill box office (230 West 49th Street). 

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Jimmy Fallon Studio Audience Gets OCRs of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ as Ghostlight Celebrates 10th Anniversary and Readies Multiple Releases for Fall

“The soundtrack, produced by Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow may be one of the hottest cast recordings to come out of the Great White Way since ‘Wicked’”

Last week, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s NBC-TV studio audience of 200+ were not only treated to a rockin’ performance by the cast of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, but they each received a CD of Ghostlight Records’ Original Cast Recording of The Public Theater’s Production, available today. Check the Jimmy Fallon clip, here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JsbAtUfrpLg

Early reviews describe the OCR as “one of the hottest cast recordings to come out of the Great White Way since ‘Wicked’.” The CD release coincides with previews of the upcoming Broadway production at The Bernard B Jacobs Theatre. Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson has been hailed by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers as “The best original musical of the theater season,” by The New York Times’ Ben Brantley as "The most entertaining and most perceptive political theater of the season," and by Time Out NY’s David Cote as “a new breed of rock musical.”

“Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson features perhaps the most dynamic original rock n roll score to hit Broadway since Rent dawned on Broadway in 1996. Check out the rave review on indie rock/pop site WildysWorld:
http://wildysworld.blogspot.com/2010/09/original-cast-recording-bloody-bloody.html

With music & lyrics by Michael Friedman, and as written and directed by Alex Timbers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson stars Benjamin Walker in a bravura performance as the former President of the United States.  The OCR was produced by Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow.  Order Now.

Of the music, Rolling Stone Magazine’s Peter Travers wrote “zap this killer score into your iPod and let it blow your mind. If Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson wants to start a revolution in musical theater, count me in”. Here’s what he had to say about the show: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson': The Best Original Musical of the Theater Season
6/24/10 http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/peter-travers/blogs/thetraverstake-May2010/121198/49670

As Ghostlight Records celebrates its Tenth Anniversary, the label looks forward to three additional releases today:

Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward -
Two-time Tony Award winner Ebersole, whose soprano voice was heard singing Noel Coward songs between scenes of the most recent Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit, has teamed up with Musical Director Larry Yurman on an album of Coward tunes. See the NY-1 TV’s On Stage segment, here:
http://www.ny1.com/content/125408/on-stage--ebersole-sings-coward-in-her-latest album. Order Now.

Original Cast Album of Adam Gwon’s ORDINARY DAYS:
ORDINARY DAYS tells its story of four young New Yorkers entirely through song. Lives intersect as they search for fulfillment, happiness, love – and cabs. Through a score of vibrant and memorable songs, the musical “captures with stinging clarity that uneasy moment in youth when doubts begin to cloud hopes for a future of unlimited possibility” (New York Times). The Ghostlight OCR features Off-Broadway cast members Lisa Brescia, Hunter Foster, Jared Gertner and Kate Wetherhead, with Vadim Feichtner on piano. The album is produced by Scott Lehrer and Kurt Deutsch.  Album Executive Producer is Ted Chapin. Order Now.

THINGS TO RUIN – The Songs of Joe Iconis-
Double-CD digital release of Original Cast Recording, Listen to audio samples, here: http://www.sethcohenpr.com/player/thingstoruin/. Things To Ruin is an incendiary collection of songs by Kleban and Larson Award Winner Joe Iconis (writer of the rock musical The Black Suits and the new musical Bloodsong of Love, which opened at Ars Nova last April). Directed by John Simpkins, Things To Ruin is a theatrical rock concert about human beings who are messy, emotional, drugged up, knocked down, inspired, electric and who don’t have nearly enough time to cause the kind of commotion they so desperately need to. Visit http://sh-k-boom.com/thingstoruin.shtml for additional details.

More about Ghostlight Records:
Ghostlight was created by and for the Broadway community. The label has since emerged as the standard bearer on the Broadway music scene. Their releases of the OCRs for Tony winners In The Heights and Passing Strange, as well as their single release featuring the winner of MTV's Legally Blonde The Musical competition, have brought them acclaim for their innovative marketing techniques and their efforts to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans via iTunes, music videos and more. The label (and President Kurt Deutsch) recently earned their first ever GRAMMY AWARD for In The Heights. Coverage has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA TODAY to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, from AP Radio to Entertainment Weekly, from New York Magazine to Variety to NY-1 TV, from Time Out NY to Paper Magazine to The Advocate and much more. Other current releases include the double CD collector's edition of 'Reefer Madness' and ‘Patti LuPone at Les Mouches,’ which received expansive and wildly favorable media overage. Their release of Sutton Foster’s solo CD, ‘Wish’, garnered coverage including two USA TODAY ‘Listen Up Music Picks’, an appearance on NBC-TV Weekend Today Show, and a debut on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Their releases of ‘HAIR,’ ‘Next to Normal’ and ‘Everyday Rapture’ garnered national coverage as well. President Kurt Deutsch was interviewed by PLAYBILL, regarding the label's embrace of 'Broadway's Digital Age': http://www.playbill.com/features/article/118331.html . This fall, Ghostlight records will release the Original Cast recording of 'Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson' (opening on Broadway October 13), 'Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward,' (The 2-time Tony winner's 3rd album on the label), and the Original Cast Recording of 'Ordinary Days.'  The label celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.

Ghostlight to Release Original Cast Recording of ‘Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,’ to Coincide with First Preview on Broadway

ROLLING STONE: “The Best Original Musical of the Theater Season”

Pre-Sales Now Online, Release Date is 9/21

Ghostlight Records is proud to confirm a September 21st release date for their Original Cast Recording of The Public Theater’s Production of BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON. The show, which has been hailed by Rolling Stone’s Peter Travers as “The best original musical of the theater season,” by The New York Times’ Ben Brantley as "The most entertaining and most perceptive political theater of the season," and by Time Out NY’s David Cote as “a new breed of rock musical,” will soon move to Broadway (The CD will be released to coincide with previews, which begin September 20 at The Bernard B Jacobs Theatre.)

With music & lyrics by Michael Friedman, and as written and directed by Alex Timbers, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson stars Benjamin Walker in a bravura performance as the former President of the United States.  Get pre-order details and learn more about the Ghostlight OCR, which was produced by Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow, here: http://sh-k-boom.com/bloodybloodyandrewjackson.shtml  

Of the music, Rolling Stone Magazine’s Peter Travers wrote “zap this killer score into your iPod and let it blow your mind. If Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson wants to start a revolution in musical theater, count me in”. Here’s what he had to say about the show: 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson': The Best Original Musical of the Theater Season
6/24/10 http://www.rollingstone.com/movies/peter-travers/blogs/thetraverstake-May2010/121198/49670

“…Now can we talk about the show that really is the best original musical of the season? That would be Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, written and directed by Alex Timbers with music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. This is not your history teacher's view of the seventh President of the United States (elected in 1829). But then again this knockout of a show isn't the traditional view of anything. It uses its emo-punk score to put the hormones back into history.

The opening number, "Populism, Yea, Yea!," sets the tone just like "America, Fuck Yeah" did for Team America: World Police from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. Jackson's scandalous history as a frontier kid, brutal soldier, husband to a woman who was still married and racist Indian fighter are all grist for this wild, surreal ride of a show.

Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will finish up its run at Manhattan's Public Theater on June 27th, with (fingers crossed) a Broadway run in its future. The show's dynamo of a star Benjamin Walker plays the hot-headed and hot-blooded Jackson with such a rock-star hard-on that you don't want to miss him. "You're so hot," he tells the audience at the top of the show, "I want to put it in you."

Luckily, you can hear Walker's hormonal take on Bloody Andrew on the original cast album, out soon on the Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records label (Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow produced the hell out of it). These songs show you what a musical can do when you plug in a livewire and use the past to illustrate how we got so fucked-up in the present. To hear Jackson sing, "I'm Not That Guy" and then "I'm So That Guy" is a lesson in political compromise as timely as today's headlines. Andrew and his wife cut each other and puke to feel something. Just give a listen to "Illness As Metaphor" (can't wait till the Glee cast tackles that one).

Timbers (artistic director of Les Freres Corbusier) and Friedman (house composer of The Civilians ) are social satirists working at a creative fever pitch. And boy do we need them now. My advice is: zap this killer score into your iPod and let it blow your mind. If Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson wants to start a revolution in musical theater, count me in.

BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON OCR LINER NOTES & CREDITS:

Recorded April 26th 2010 at MSR Studios NYC
Mixed at Chaparral, NYC, by Dean Sharenow
Produced by Kurt Deutsch and Dean Sharenow

The album features BENJAMIN WALKER as Andrew Jackson, as well as THE PUBLIC THEATER CAST, in alphabetical order: RIVER AGUIRRE, JAMES BARRY, MICHAEL CRANE, MICHAEL DUNN, GREG HILDRETH, JEFF HILLER,  LUCAS NEAR-VERBRUGGHE, MARIA ELENA RAMIREZ, KATE CULLEN ROBERTS, BEN STEINFELD, , COLLEEN WERTHMANN, EMILY YOUNG,

BAND
JUSTIN LEVINE – M U S I C D I R E C T O R ,
P I A N O & G U I TA R , V O C A L S
KEVIN GARCIA – D R U M S
CHARLIE ROSEN – B A S S , V O C A L S
BEN STEINFELD – A D D I T I O N A L G U I TA R S
JAMES BARRY – T E L E C A S T E R O N “ R O C K S TA R ”
& D O B R O O N “ C R I S I S A D V E R T E D ”

TRACK LIST:
1. POPULISM YEA YEA
2. I’M NOT THAT GUY
3. ILLNESS AS METAPHOR
4. I’M SO THAT GUY
5. TEN LITTLE INDIANS
6. THE CORRUPT BARGAIN
7. ROCK STAR
8. THE GREAT COMPROMISE
9. PUBLIC LIFE
10. CRISIS AVERTED
11. THE SADDEST SONG
12. SECOND NATURE
13. THE HUNTERS OF KENTUCKY

PRESS QUOTES FROM PUBLIC THEATER PRODUCTION:

NEW YORK TIMES CRITICS' PICK! "The most entertaining and most perceptive political theater of the season." -Ben Brantley, The New York Times
CLICK HERE to read the full NY Times review.


“A NEW BREED OF ROCK MUSICAL. This fist-pumping historical travesty has something for every disenfranchised groupie.” -David Cote, Time Out New York

"An intriguing, often outrageous look at American history, filtered through the satiric eye of ALEX TIMBERS and MICHAEL FRIEDMAN’s pulsating rock score." - Michael Kuchwara, Associated Press

“BENJAMIN WALKER is a sexy bundle of narcissism and fury. The energetic young cast play multiple roles with fearless verve. A rocking and roaring staging by Alex Timbers.” -David Sheward, Backstage

“Benjamin Walker has tons of rockstar sex appeal! Friedman’s score bursts with energized, instantly catchy pop tunes.” – David Cote, NY

More about Ghostlight Records:
Ghostlight was created by and for the Broadway community. The label has since emerged as the standard bearer on the Broadway music scene. Their releases of the OCRs for Tony winners In The Heights and Passing Strange, as well as their single release featuring the winner of MTV's Legally Blonde The Musical competition, have brought them acclaim for their innovative marketing techniques and their efforts to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans via iTunes, music videos and more. The label (and President Kurt Deutsch) recently earned their first ever GRAMMY AWARD for In The Heights. Coverage has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA TODAY to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, from AP Radio to Entertainment Weekly, from New York Magazine to Variety to NY-1 TV, from Time Out NY to Paper Magazine to The Advocate and much more. Other current releases include the double CD collector's edition of 'Reefer Madness' and ‘Patti LuPone at Les Mouches,’ which received expansive and wildly favorable media overage. Their release of Sutton Foster’s solo CD, ‘Wish’, garnered coverage including two USA TODAY ‘Listen Up Music Picks’, an appearance on NBC-TV Weekend Today Show, and a debut on Billboard’s Heatseekers Chart. Their releases of ‘HAIR,’ ‘Next to Normal’ and ‘Everyday Rapture’ garnered national coverage as well. President Kurt Deutsch was interviewed by PLAYBILL, regarding the label's embrace of 'Broadway's Digital Age': http://www.playbill.com/features/article/118331.html. The label celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year.

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