FAR FROM HEAVEN's Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson and More Set For Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, 11/13
FAR FROM HEAVEN's Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson and Nancy Anderson will perform at Barnes & Noble with special guests Scott Frankel and Michael Korie in celebration of the release of the musical's Original Cast Recording. They will also be signing CDs. It all takes place on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. on the event stage at the Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 86th and Lexington.
Playwrights Horizons' 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 and Grey Gardens.
The CD release date is set for Tuesday, November 12, and pre-orders are 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.