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Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire to Release EDGE OF THE WORLD, World Premiere Concept Recording

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The album will feature NORBERT LEO BUTZ, LILLI COOPER, ETHAN SLATER and NICK BLAEMIRE.

Ethan Slater and Nick Blaemire to Release EDGE OF THE WORLD, World Premiere Concept Recording

Broadway Records announced today the release of the world premiere concept recording of EDGE OF THE WORLD: A Concept Album, written by Tony nominee Ethan Slater (SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, Who's Your Baghdaddy) and Drama Desk nominee Nick Blaemire (tick, tick...BOOM!, Glory Days). The recording stars Slater, Blaemire, Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (My Fair Lady, Big Fish), and Tony nominee Lilli Cooper (Tootsie, Spring Awakening). The album is available on Friday, August 6th wherever digital music is sold and on BroadwayRecords.com

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In EDGE OF THE WORLD, when young Ben (Ethan Slater) and his father Henry (Norbert Leo Butz) move to a remote patch of land in rural Alaska, Ben uses his imagination to cope with his new surroundings. But as he learns more about the circumstances that brought him into isolation (Lilli Cooper), the line between lie and reality begins to blur. It's a sweeping, handmade fable about the world we're given, and the one we make for ourselves.

"While EDGE OF THE WORLD isn't autobiographical, it is personal in so many ways," said Ethan Slater. "It's the story of a father doing his best to protect his kid, and that kid doing his best to understand his father. And both of them are coping with unimaginable loss, which is something my family went through. So while the album is fun and energetic, for me at its core, it's about wanting to escape your grief, represented here by the vast wilderness. As Henry sings, there's solace in the knowing that 'something as old as loss is young in comparison to rocks'."

"Nature doesn't have the problems society does," said Nick Blaemire. "That's why I think we all fantasize about escaping it all. Living off the land. Being 'free.' The problem is, we bring ourselves with us wherever we go. I think that's what draws me to this story - the tension between what we know to be true and what we wish to be true, and how they obscure each other. That tension feels uniquely juxtaposed in the expanse of Alaska."

EDGE OF THE WORLD is produced by Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane (Broadway HD, War Horse, Gentleman's Guide), mixed by Aaron Ankrum and mastered by Hans Dekline. The recording features Slater on guitar as well as Marco Paguia (piano), Michael Dobson (drums), Christian Ankrum (bass) and Ankrum (horns, strings and more).

EDGE OF THE WORLD Track Listing

1. Edge of the World (Prelude) - Ethan Slater

2. Alaska, Here We Come! - Norbert Leo Butz, Ethan Slater, Lilli Cooper, Nick Blaemire

3. Wolfpack - Ethan Slater, Lilli Cooper, Nick Blaemire

4. Make a Fire - Ethan Slater, Norbert Leo Butz, Lilli Cooper, Nick Blaemire

5. Every Day - Ethan Slater, Norbert Leo Butz, Lilli Cooper, Nick Blaemire

6. Rocks and Things - Norbert Leo Butz

7. Real and Simple - Ethan Slater

8. Olivia's Song - Lilli Cooper

9. Alaska, Here We Come! (Flashback) - Norbert Leo Butz

10. Gripping It - Ethan Slater, Lilli Cooper, Nick Blaemire

11. Passage - Instrumental

12. Edge of the World - Norbert Leo Butz, Ethan Slater

13. Raised by Wolves - Ethan Slater, Norbert Leo Butz, Lilli Cooper, Nick Blaemire


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