50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Cast Album Gets 8/13 Release

"50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL," the critically-hailed parody of the phenomenally popular books, will release an Original Cast Album Tuesday, Aug. 13. The album is being released by Theater Advisor Records, a division of Theater Advisor LLC. The album is now available through pre-sale on iTunes and can be added to a wishlist on Amazon.com.

Now enjoying tremendous success on a national tour, including a recent week-long engagement at San Francisco's Marines' Memorial Theater, "50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL" features a sassy original score with musical influences ranging from traditional musical theater to R&B.

The cast recorded the original score at Flux Studios in New York City. The album, produced by Grammy Award nominee Matt Pierson and Andrew Asnes, will be available digitally on iTunes and Amazon.com and all major digital outlets as of Aug. 13, as well on the "50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL" website, 50shadesthemusical.com. Compact discs can be purchased in theaters where the musical is being performed on tour, and in stores as of Sept. 24, 2013.

The album features the complete show score along with a bonus track performed by Amber Petty and the cast. See track list below:

Open Your Heart (Book Club Ladies)
There Was a Hole Inside of Me (Book Club Ladies and Anastasia Steele)
Could This Be the One (Anastasia Steele and ChristIan Grey)
Mi Amor (Jose Rodriguez)
Follow Him (ChristIan Grey, Book Club Ladies, Anastasia Steele)
I Don't Make Love (ChristIan Grey and Book Club Ladies)
Red Room (ChristIan Grey)
Any Other Couple (Anastasia Steele and ChristIan Grey)
50 Shades! (Book Club Ladies)
50 Shades! - Reprise (Book Club Ladies)
How Much Can I Take (Anastasia Steele, ChristIan Grey and Cast)
There's a Hole Inside of Me - Reprise (Full Cast)
Butthole In Control (Bonus Track)

"50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL" - OCR features the original and current cast members as well an all-star band. The cast on the album includes Amber Petty, Chris Grace, Glennis McCarthy, Meghan Murphy, Jessica Joy, Emily Eden, Spencer Rose, Nick Semar, Matthew Nolan, Caroline Reade and Victor Sho. The band for the album features Kevin Hays (Piano, Keyboards,), Teddy Kumpel (Guitars), Rob Jost (Bass), Graham Hawthorne (Drums, Percussion) and David Mann (Additional Keyboards).

"50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL" opens with a trio of girlfriends setting aside staid book club fare in favor of a sexier sort of page-turner. Interest piqued, they devour the novel while the characters' delicious affair comes to life before their eyes. The musical is an uproarious rollercoaster ride through this unlikely bestseller, performed by a talented cast of nine and a rocking live band.

The torrid relationship of ChristIan Grey and Anastasia Steele has become an international sensation since the first book debuted in 2011, inspiring widespread fervor among readers. These passion-fueled characters have now leapt from the page to the stage and beyond. More than 32 million copies of the books have been sold in the US, 75 million internationally, and a Universal Studios film adaptation is currently in development.

"50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL" has garnered raves from an array of fans and media. Celebrity blogger and television personality Perez Hilton called it "HIGHlariously Hawt! Absolutely perfect!," Time Magazine praised the show as "A play your inner goddess, your book club and your mother-in-law can all agree on!," and the Chicago Tribune raved "A very good laugh... impossible to resist!" Raleigh's Triangle Arts and Entertainment summed it up, saying "The audience may turn Fifty Shades of Red at the scandalous goings-on onstage, but they won't stop laughing until long after the musical ends."

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL features Book, Music and Lyrics by Al Samuels, Amanda B. Davis, Emily Dorezas, Jody Shelton, Ashley Ward, Dan Wessels. Producers are Al Samuels, Emily Dorezas and Marshall Cordell. Andrew Asnes is Executive Producer. The creative and producing team has produced Tony Award-winning musicals, projects for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Chicago-based musical improv troupe Baby Wants Candy, and Comedy Central Television.

The touring cast of "50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL" features Amber Nicole Petty, Chris Grace, Jessica Joy, Emily Eden, Spencer Rose, Nick Semar, Matthew Nolan, Caroline Reade and Victor Sho. The on-stage band includes Daniel David Reitz (Piano), Christopher Edward Ditton (Bass) and Douglas Goler Levin (Drums).

Distribution of the album is through Theater Advisor Records, Magenta Label Group and eOne Entertainment.

Like the book series, "50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL" is not intended for those under the age of 18. For more information, please visit www.50ShadesMusical.com.

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL is not associated with, endorsed or authorized by E.L. James or Vintage Books.




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