Broadway Records to Release the Original Studio Cast Recording for STRUCK Featuring Alan Cumming
Broadway Records announced today that Struck (Original Studio Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, April 12, 2019. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
Flowers is a faded, beat up haggard rock star. Years after his last hit record and massive world tours (with his now broken up band Ultra Violence), Struck is the story of this weathered man's journey to reclaim the stardom, and success he once had. While mindlessly scrolling for satisfaction, Flowers stumbled upon an article about a postal worker who was struck by lightning. The lightning strike turned this once non-musical postman into a brilliant classical pianist. Voila! Flowers has found his path to reignite his career. Helping Flowers on his journey are his loyal assistant Chico (who builds him fantastical machines to help him get close to the lighting), Breezy his effervescent much younger girlfriend, and a cast of characters including Chico's mother Elena, Flowers' old bandmates and Sister Midnight, a queer dive bar performer who's seen it all and knows the power of unity. Flowers follows many paths in an attempt to get back to where he had once been and learns from each of the characters he is lucky enough to have guiding him.
Rich Morel (Music and Lyrics) has had multiple hits on the Billboard Club charts and released three critically-acclaimed studio albums; Queen Of The Highway (2002), Lucky Strike (2004) and The Death Of The Paperboy (2009). Morel has produced records and collaborated with artists including Cyndi Lauper, Yoko Ono, New Order, Depeche Mode,The Killers, Pet Shop Boys, and, most recently, U.S. Girls. Morel formed Deathfix, a post-punk group (with Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty), whose self-titled 2013 debut was released on the influential indie imprint Dischord Records earning them a coveted slot at the Coachella music festival.
Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) is the Grammy® winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists. Recent releases include the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning The Color Purple (2015 revival), the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical and Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival), the Tony Award® winning revival of Once On This Island, Anastasia, Bandstand, My Fair Lady, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief 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, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Micky Dolenz and many others. Broadway Records launched the Broadway for Orlando initiative (in partnership with creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) culminating in the all-star benefit single, "What the World Needs Now is Love," which leaped to #1 on iTunes with no radio airplay. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors also include the From Broadway With Love benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award for Sound) and Parkland. To learn more, visit BroadwayRecords.com.