BWW Exclusive: Listen to Track from THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album
The Musical Company will release the original cast recording of the celebrated new musical THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO today, November 10, 2017. For more information on the album's release, visit here.
Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present an album release concert featuring members of the cast and band on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 9:30 PM. Tickets are $35, include a CD and are available here. Tickets on the day of performance after 4PM are only available by calling 646.476.3551.
In summer 2017, THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO played an acclaimed engagement at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, starring Teal Wicks (Wicked, Finding Neverland), Eric William Morris (Be More Chill, Mamma Mia!), Jane Bruce (Elf, The Theory of Relativity), and Daniel K. Isaac (According to My Mother, Billions). The company also included Cole Burden, Brian Flores, Leenya Rideout, Christopher M. Russo, Perry Sherman, Kristin Stokes, Ian Michael Stuart, and Barbara Tirrell.
THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO by Mike Reid (composer, co-bookwriter), Sarah Schlesinger(lyricist, co-bookwriter), and John Dias (co-bookwriter) is inspired by the real-life-story of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman from late 19th century Boston who made a new life in an Idaho mining town disguised as a man called Jo.
Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum songwriter Mike Reid (whose many hits include "I Can't Make You Love Me") and Sarah Schlesinger together have received the Kleban Prize, Richard Rodgers Award, Gilman & Gonzalez Falla Theatre Foundation Award, and Chicago's Jeff Award for Best Original MusicalNew Work for THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO.
The album was produced by Sean Patrick Flahaven, CEO of The Musical Company and a producer on over two dozen cast albums for Stephen Sondheim and others, nine of which were Grammy-nominated, including the triple-Platinum, Grammy-winning Hamilton.
The band consists of John O'Neill (conductor/piano) and Martin Agee (violin),Troy Chang (cello), Philip Coiro (drums/percussion), Simon Hutchings(reeds), Justin Rothberg(guitar), and Joseph Wallace (bass).
Prior to the production at Two River Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company produced THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO in 2000 as its first musical. It was subsequently produced at the Bridewell Theatre in London in 2003.
Below, check out a full track from the album: "Unbuttoning the Buttons."