FAR FROM HEAVEN with Kelli O'Hara & Isaiah Johnson Gets Cast Recording; Release Set for 11/12
Playwrights Horizons (Artistic Director, Tim Sanford; Managing Director, Leslie Marcus) has announced that the critically-acclaimed score for their World Premiere production of the new musical FAR FROM HEAVEN has been preserved as an Original Cast Recording and will be released by PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song. FAR FROM HEAVEN features a book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain, The Assembled Parties), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens at PH and on Broadway) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens at PH and on Broadway, The Grapes of Wrath). PS Classics previously recorded and released the Playwrights Horizons productions of My Life With Albertine andGrey Gardens.
The CD release date is set for Tuesday, November 12, and pre-orders are already being accepted at the PS Classics website, www.psclassics.com. Featuring the entire World Premiere cast lead by four-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale and Isaiah Johnson, the album has been produced by 17-time Grammy Award winner Steven Epstein (Once, The Light in the Piazza, Grey Gardens).
FAR FROM HEAVEN opened at Playwrights Horizons' Mainstage Theater on June 2, 2013. Originally set to play a limited engagement through Sunday, June 30, the production was extended by popular demand through Sunday, July 7. The production was directed by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Grey Gardens at PH and on Broadway; Rent, Next to Normal, Giant) and choreographed by Alex Sanchez (Giant,Fiorello!). The musical is based on the Focus Features/Vulcan Productions motion picture Far From Heaven, written and directed by Todd Haynes.
The album features performances by original cast members Ms. O'Hara, Mr. Pasquale, Mr. Johnson, J.B. Adams, Marinda Anderson, Olivier Award nominee Nancy Anderson, Elainey Bass, Obie Award winner Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Justin Scott Brown, Obie Award winner Alma Cuervo, Korey Jackson, Jake Lucas, James Moye, Julianna Rigoglioso, Sarah Jane Shanks, Tess Soltau, Mary Stout and Victor Wallace.
FAR FROM HEAVEN featured scenic design by Tony Award nominee Allen Moyer, costume design by five-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber, lighting design by Tony Award winner Kenneth Posner, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, projection design by Peter Nigrini, and wig and hair design by David BrIan Brown. Production Stage Manager was Judith Schoenfeld.