BUBBLE BOY Original Cast Recording Pops Today; Watch Caroline Bowman Sing 'Falling for the Boy'!
Ghostlight Records has released the Original Cast Recording of Bubble Boy, the new musical based on the 2001 cult classic film of the same name, in both digital and physical formats today, Friday, July 28.
The show is created by Cinco Paul (music, lyrics and book) and Ken Daurio (book), writers of the international hit animated films The Secret Life of Pets, Horton Hears a Who!, The Lorax, and Despicable Me 1, 2 & 3. Bubble Boy is the second major project for Daurio and Paul this summer, with their new film Despicable Me 3 currently in cinemas nationwide.
Check out a special music video of album's first single "Bring Back My Boy" - featuring Alice Ripley - here, and watch the video for Bubble Boy's second single "Falling for the Boy" below! Order the album via Apple Music.
The album features a 32-page full color booklet with a synopsis and liner notes from Cinco Paul, as well as a note from Stephen Schwartz - composer and lyricist of Pippin, Wicked, and Godspell - who calls it "one of the cleverest, funniest, and most endearing musicals I've seen in a long time." The recording is produced by Cinco Paul, Kurt Deutsch and Justin Goldner. For more information about Bubble Boy, visit sh-k-boom.com/bubble-boy.
The recording features Tony Award winner Alice Ripley, A.J. Holmes, Drama Desk Award winner Richard Kind, Caroline Bowman and Matt Doyle. The cast also includes Gerard Canonico, Kirsten Scott, Martin Sola, Nehal Joshi, Alex Chester and Anita Welch. Musical Director Matt Hinkley leads a seven member band. A special concert production of Bubble Boy was presented at Feinstein's/54 Below.
Bubble Boy tells the story of Jimmy Livingston, a boy born without immunities who has spent his entire life confined inside a plastic bubble room. Enter Chloe, the girl next door, who becomes his friend and steals his heart. When she leaves town to get married, Jimmy travels cross-country in a homemade bubble suit in order to stop the wedding and finally tell her how he feels. Along the laugh-filled journey he deals with a crazy cult, a biker gang, a dead cow, and a controlling mother who will stop at nothing to get him back in the bubble. Whether you adored the film or are experiencing the story of Bubble Boy for the first time, this touching and hilarious coming-of-age story is sure to delight.
The original film, also written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio, starred a young Jake Gyllenhaal.
Bubble Boy was originally developed at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Scherr Forum and at the Disney ASCAP Musical Theatre Workshop, a developmental workshop headed by Stephen Schwartz, created for the purpose of nurturing new American musicals. Performance rights for Bubble Boy are available through Dramatists Play Service. Learn more at www.Dramatists.com.
"BUBBLE BOY" TRACK LIST:
1. Bubble Boy
2. It Will Be Chloe
3. Say Clean
4. Falling for the Boy
5. Decontaminate Me
6. Prom Night
7. It Will Be Mark
8. Prom Night (Reprise)
9. Falling for the Boy (Reprise)
10. Please Stay
11. Out of Here
12. Bright and Shiny
13. Bring Back My Boy
15. Something Called Forever
16. Gotta Get That Boy
17. It's an Elk
18. There's a Bubble Around My Heart
19. I Stole a Bus
20. You Can See the Moon Today
21. One More Mile
22. I'd Rather Spend One Minute Holding You