Photo Coverage: Dirty Rotten Scoundrels CD Giveaway

More than 4,500 fans turned up this afternoon at a CD signing, kicking-off The Great Dirty Rotten Record Giveaway, celebrating the new original cast recording of the smash hit musical comedy, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. Fans, who began lining up at the Imperial Theatre at 6:00 a.m. this morning, received a special limited edition CD of the Ghostlight Records recording - absolutely free. The event was the first in Broadway and record industry history. The CD will not be available anywhere else until it hits stores on May 10.

The show's cast, including stars John Lithgow, Norbert Leo Butz, Sherie Rene Scott and Joanna Gleason, and composer David Yazbek, were on hand to sign discs before their Wednesday matinee performance. By noon, the line was blocks-long, stretching across the theater district.

The producers financed the album themselves and have partnered with Kurt Deutsch, President of the independent record labels Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records. For more information on the giveaway, click here. For more information on the show, or to purchase tickets, click here.

 


The cast arriving...


John Lithgow, Joanna Gleason, and David Yazbek


Sarah Gettelfinger and Gregory Jbara


Sherie Rene Scott and Norbert Leo Butz


Harvey Fierstein stops by for an autographed CD


Harvey Fierstein and John Lithgow



Radio DJ Race Taylor from WPLJ 95.5 FM. welcoming the crowd


Marty Bell with the cast


Norbert Leo Butz, Sarah Gettelfinger, and Gregory Jbara


Sherie Rene Scott, Norbert Leo Butz, and Sarah Gettelfinger


David Yazbek, Sherie Rene Scott, and Norbert Leo Butz


John Lithgow, Joanna Gleason, and David Yazbek


David Yazbek


Kurt Deutsch, President of the independent record labels
Sh-K-Boom and Ghostlight Records


Harvey takes a picture of Sarah Gettelfinger and Gregory Jbara



Harvey then moved down the line to Joanna Gleason and David Yazbek


Harvey holds up his free autographed CD


Signing for the fans


Book Writer Jeffrey Lane with a stack of free CDs


All Shook Up star Jenn Gambatese gets in line for an autograph!


Norbert Leo Butz


Sara Gettelfinger and Gregory Jbara


Sherie Rene Scott and one of the show's littlest fans, son
Elijah Mack Deutsch


John Lithgow and Joanna Gleason


The line wrapping around the block


 

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Ben Strothmann Ben Strothmann has been a portrait and theatrical photographer since 1995. Since building his first darkroom in his hometown of Milwaukee WI, his portrait studio now looks out over Manhattan where he shoots headshots and production photos. Born to a famous cheesecake lady (Suzy Strothmann of Suzy's Cream Cheesecakes), Ben is also an actor and pianist. Currently he lives in Astoria and studies guitar and Icelandic. Ben is also a volunteer for The Heart Gallery (heartgallerynyc.org) and helps NYC foster children find permanent, loving families. Ben is proud to be a part of the world famous singing waitstaff at Ellen's Stardust Diner. See www.benstrothmann.com for more info.


 
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