Blue Jupiter to Release 'TWISTED BROADWAY, VOLUME 1' Album This Friday
Broadway Records today announced that Blue Jupiter: Twisted Broadway, Volume 1 (An A Cappella Album) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday November 24, 2017. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
Blue Jupiter's new album, "Twisted Broadway Volume 1 (An A Cappella Album)", delivers classic Broadway show tunes, but each has been twisted: boldly re-imagined in Blue Jupiter's signature a cappella style that combines soaring pop and Broadway leads over tight harmony and beatboxing.
Listeners will immediately recognize the hits from classic shows like Wicked, Pippin, Porgy and Bess, The Sound of Music, Chicago, The Wizard of Oz, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and more. But they've never heard them like this before. Where groups like Post Modern Jukebox deliver modern songs in old fashioned styles, Blue Jupiter prefers time travel in the opposite direction. "Twisted Broadway" features classic Broadway songs with a wickedly modern, contemporary a cappella sound.
Blue Jupiter's biggest exposure came from the Lifetime TV show "Pitch Slapped." Blue Jupiter's female lead singer, and star of "Pitch Slapped" Diana Preisler, alongside members of Blue Jupiter, became known to their loyal audience as they all coached and performed for young a cappella singers weekly, on TV screens across the globe. Blue Jupiter's fan base was earned long before their reality TV stardom from over 15 years of non-stop touring in 48 US states and hundreds of shows in China and Japan, Canada and across the Caribbean. Blue Jupiter is comprised of Diana Preisler, Marty Gasper, Jonathan Minkoff and Jeff Washburn.
Marty Gasper, Blue Jupiter's beatboxer and producer says, "There are so many great Broadway songs. But how do you shake off the one thing that poisons artistry the most; the one thing that the original composers struggled to banish -how do you banish predictability? For Blue Jupiter, the answer is to find a twist. Use the twist of present to explore the past. Use the twist of harmony and beatbox to tell these timeless stories so that we can hear classic Broadway as if the ink was just barely dry."
1. I Got the Sun in the Mornin'
2. Magic to Do
3. My Favorite Things
4. Over the Rainbow
6. Defying Gravity
7. Close Every Door
8. All That Jazz
9. Whatever Lola Wants
10. Put on a Happy Face
11. Let It Go
12. Over the Rainbow (Reprise)
Blue Jupiter is touring in support of this release, beginning with an album release concert on November 19, 2017 at The Green Room 42 in New York City. Additional tour dates to be announced. Visit bluejupiter.com and follow @bluejupiterband for more information.
Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) is one of the preeminent theatrical record labels to produce original cast albums for major Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including the Grammy and Tony Award-winning The Color Purple (2015 revival), the Grammy nominated Matilda The Musical and Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival), Allegiance and Disaster! among others. Recent releases include Anastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief, The Visit, Doctor Zhivago, Side Show (2014 revival), Bonnie & Clyde, Big Fish and NBC's television events, The Wiz Live! and Peter Pan Live!. The label's critically-acclaimed "Live at Feinstein's/54 BELOW" series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Frank Wildhorn and Friends, Micky Dolenz and many others. Most recently, Broadway Records launched the Broadway for Orlando initiative (in partnership with creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) as a response to the Pulse nightclub mass shooting. The all-star benefit single, "What the World Needs Now is Love" (recorded at NYC's Avatar Studios on Wednesday, June 15, 2016) has been downloaded more than 65k times and raised over $100k to date and counting, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the GLBT Center of Central Florida. Additionally, the song reached No. 1 on the iTunes song chart in its first week of release and broke into the Billboard Top 100 with no commercial radio play.
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