Lea Salonga, Samantha Barks, Ramin Karimloo and More Featured on LOVE ON 42ND STREET Album; Out March 17
A new album of original music featuring some of the biggest names of Broadway and London's West End will be released on March 17 to raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Love on 42nd Street features artists such as Disney legend Lea Salonga, who is best known for providing the singing voices for Disney princesses Jasmine and Mulan as well as originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon. Also performing is Samantha Barks, who recently starred as Eponine in the 2012 Les Miserables movie. The album additionally features several other well-known Broadway and West End stars including Simon Bowman, Sierra Boggess, John Owen-Jones, Ramin Karimloo,and Katy Treharne, and introduces the Your Voice competition winner Kasia Howley.
The music on the album has been written and produced by British composers Daniel and Laura Curtis. They most recently produced and composed the digital release Why Am I Falling? with Ramin Karimloo, who is currently playing Jean Valjean in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables. The single was also in aid of BBC Children in Need and is featured on the new album. Daniel and Laura also collaborated with Tony-nominated lyricist Bill Russell on two songs.
Speaking about the inspiration for the music on the album, Daniel Curtis said: "During Laura's first visit to New York City, we spent our time rushing around trying to fit in as many tourist attractions as possible. Tiredness soon kicked in and we soon found ourselves stopping to rest regularly. It was only then that we began to see and appreciate that we were constantly surrounded by the emotions and stories of others. From Central Park, where we'd see new parents, couples--young and old, to the 9/11 memorial where the flowers in the names surrounding the water told thousands of stories of loss. From this we decided to create an album that conveyed love in all forms."
Love on 42nd Street is released on March 17, 2014 and will be available at Amazon and www.danandlauracurtis.com. It will also be available on iTunes and Amazon Mp3.