Ghostlight to Release THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Cast Album Later this Season

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Ghostlight Records will record the original cast album of the world premiere musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE on November 18-19 for release later this season. The show, produced by The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham), recently announced a two-week extension and is running through Sunday, November 16. THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE is based on the national best-selling novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem, with a book by Itamar Moses, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, and conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin. Time Out New York raved, "Michael Friedman's score draws excitingly on period sounds" and according to The New York Times, "the score flows in undulating rivers of soul, funk, punk and rap." Friedman is also writer of the musicals Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson and Love's Labour's Lost, also produced at The Public Theater and available from Ghostlight Records. THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE has orchestrations by John Clancy. The recording will be produced by Dean Sharenow and Kurt Deutsch. For a special trailer of the musical, click here. To sign up for updates on the album, please visit

Member tickets for THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE at The Public, priced at $50, and single tickets, starting at $80, are available now by calling (212) 967-7555,, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at 425 Lafayette Street. The Library at The Public is open nightly for food and drinks, beginning at 5:30 p.m., and Joe's Pub at The Public continues to offer some of the best music in the city.

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE, a co-production with Dallas Theater Center, is the extraordinary coming-of-age story about 1970s Brooklyn and beyond - of black and white, soul and rap, block parties and blackouts, friendship and betrayal, comic books and 45s. And the story of what would happen if two teenagers obsessed with superheroes believed that maybe, just maybe, they could fly.

The complete cast of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE features Ken Barnett (Abraham Ebdus); Kyle Beltran (Mingus); Adam Chanler-Berat (Dylan); André De Shields (Senior); Carla Duren (Marilla); Stephane Duret (Swing); Rebecca Naomi Jones (Lala, Abby); Jahi Kearse (Raf, Henry, Desmond, Jared); Kevin Mambo (Junior); Malaiyka Reid (Swing); David Rossmer (Arthur); Conor Ryan (Radio Guy, Mike, Gabe); Kristen Sieh (Rachel Ebdus); Britton Smith (Subtle Distinction); Brian Tyree Henry (Robert); Akron Watson (Subtle Distinction); Alison Whitehurst (Skater Girl, Liza); and Juson Williams (Subtle Distinction).

The new musical features scenic design by Eugene Lee; costume design by Jessica Pabst; lighting design by Tyler Micoleau; sound design by Robert Kaplowitz; projection design by Jeff Sugg; hair and wig design by Leah Loukas; and choreography by Camille A. Brown. The Public Theater gratefully acknowledges the support of Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman for this production.

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE is supported in part by the National Fund for New Musicals, a program of National Alliance for Musical Theatre, with funding from Stacey Mindich Productions -


1. Superman

2. One I Remember

3. Time Keeps Changing

4. Grab Something

5. White Boy

6. Ballad of Barrett Rude, Sr.

7. Painting

8. This Little World

9. Take Me To The Bridge

10. High High High School/Fuck You Up/I'm Busy Now

11. Act 2 Prologue

12. If I Had Known Then

13. Bothered Blue

14. Take It Baby

15. Who's Calling Me?

16. Something

17. Back on the Block

18. Ballad of Mingus Rude

19. Sidekick

20. Superman (Reprise)

21. The Gift

22. Middle Spaces

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