QUEEN OF THE MIST Original Cast Recording Will Be Released on June 19
Ghostlight Records, alongside Transport Group Theatre Company, announced today that they will release the Original Cast Recording of Michael John LaChiusa's critically-acclaimed new musical, QUEEN OF THE MIST on June 19, 2012 in both digital and physical CD formats. The recording was made possible with generous support from The Shen Family Foundation.
Song samples, pre-order CD sales and more information can be found at http://sh-k-boom.com/queenofthemist.shtml.
On the announcement of the release of QUEEN OF THE MIST, the show's director and Transport Group's Artistic Director Jack Cummings III said, "Transport Group is incredibly proud to have Michael John's glorious score and Mary Testa's indelible performance for Queen of the Mist preserved forever by a company as highly respected as Ghostlight Records."
QUEEN OF THE MIST features music and lyrics by five-time Tony nominee Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Hello Again). The show, originally commissioned and produced by Transport Group, recently received seven Drama Desk nominations (including Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics and Outstanding Orchestrations), three Outer Critics Circle nominations (including Outstanding New Score), two Drama League Award nominations, and two Lucille Lortel Award nominations.
QUEEN OF THE MIST's cast recording features performances by original cast members D.C. Anderson, Stanley Bahorek, Theresa McCarthy, Julia Murney, Andrew Samonsky, Tally Sessions and Mary Testa. The album was produced by Joel Moss, Kurt Deutsch and Michael John LaChiusa. This release marks the fourth collaboration between Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records and LaChiusa. Previous releases include the cast recordings of See What I Wanna See, Little Fish and Bernarda Alba.
The full track listing for QUEEN OF THE MIST is as follows:
1. Act One Opening
2. There Is Greatness In Me (Pt. One)
3. There Is Greatness In Me (Pt. Two)
4. Letter To Jane/The Tiger
6. Glorious Devil/The Waters
7. The Barrel/Cradle Or Coffin
8. Types Like You
9. Do The Pan
10. Floating Cloud
11. Laugh At The Tiger
12. On The Other Side
13. Act One Finale
14. The Quintessential Hero
15. Million Dolla' Momma
17. Bookings (Pt. One)
18. Break Down The Door
19. The Green
20. Bookings (Pt. Two)
22. The Fall/Act Two Finale
Based on an astounding and outrageous true story, two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa stars in QUEEN OF THE MIST as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 at the age of 63, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate.
With a soaring score that incorporates turn of the century themes with LaChiusa's signature complexity and insight, QUEEN OF THE MIST is the story of a single great fall, and how one woman risked death so that she could live. Directed by four-time Drama Desk nominee Jack Cummings III (Hello Again, See Rock City & Other Destinations, The Boys in the Band), QUEEN OF THE MIST continues the long collaboration between Transport Group and Mr. LaChiusa, which includes the critically acclaimed Drama Desk-nominated productions of First Lady Suite and Hello Again.