STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes - Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, Isaiah Johnson and More Record FAR FROM HEAVEN
Playwrights Horizons' critically-acclaimed score for their World Premiere production of the new musical FAR FROM HEAVEN has been preserved as an Original Cast Recording and was just released by PS Classics last month, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song. Click below to watch Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale, Isaiah Johnson, and the rest of the original cast recording the album at Avatar Studios in New York City!
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).
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 winnerSteven 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.
In FAR FROM HEAVEN, Cathy Whitaker (Ms. O'Hara) seems to be the picture-perfect wife and mother in 1957 suburban Connecticut. But roiling beneath the surface, secret longings and forbidden desires cause her world to unravel, with incendiary consequences. With a lush score that is both jazz-inflected and hauntingly lyrical, FAR FROM HEAVEN is a powerful story of romance, betrayal and intolerance, as a woman grapples with her identity in a society on the verge of upheaval.
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