Listen: WATER FOR ELEPHANTS Releases 'The Road Don't Make You Young'

The full album will be released in streaming and digital formats on Friday, May 17.

By: May. 10, 2024
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Water for Elephants: Original Broadway Cast Recording has released its third single – “The Road Don’t Make You Young” – today, Friday, May 10.

Listen to full track featuring exclusive footage from show here! 

The full album will be released in streaming and digital formats on Friday, May 17. The first two singles, “Wild” and “Silver Stars,” were released last month. A CD is being planned for this summer. The show has been nominated for seven 2024 Tony Awards, including “Best Musical.” 
Produced by Peter Schneider, Jennifer Costello, Grove Entertainment, Frank Marshall, Isaac Robert Hurwitz, and Seth A. Goldstein, Water for Elephants is currently running at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Water for Elephants is based on the critically acclaimed and New York Times-bestselling novel by Sara Gruen. The new musical has a book by four-time Tony Award nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys, Peter and the Starcatcher) and is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Jessica Stone (Kimberly Akimbo). The album is produced by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Ian Kagey.
The cast stars Grant Gustin (“The Flash,” “Glee”) in his Broadway debut, Isabelle McCalla (The Prom, Shucked), four-time Tony Award nominee Gregg Edelman (City of Angels), Drama Desk and Outer Critic Circle Award nominee Paul Alexander Nolan (Slave Play), Stan Brown (“Homicide: Life in the Streets”), Joe De Paul (Cirque du Soleil’s Dralion), Sara Gettelfinger (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), and Wade McCollum (Wicked), and features Brandon Block, Antoine Boissereau, Rachael Boyd, Paul Castree, Ken Wulf Clark, Taylor Colleton, Gabriel Olivera de Paula Costa, Isabella Luisa Diaz, Samantha Gershman, Keaton Hentoff-Killian, Nicolas Jelmoni, Caroline Kane, Harley McLeish, Michael Mendez, Samuel Renaud, Marissa Rosen, Alexandra Gaelle Royer, Asa Somers, Charles South, Sean Stack, Matthew Varvar, and Michelle West.
Water for Elephants was praised as “gorgeously imaginative” by The New York Times, “spellbinding entertainment” by Variety, and “the best new musical on Broadway” by TheaterMania. 
After losing what matters most, a young man jumps a moving train unsure of where the road will take him and finds a new home with the remarkable crew of a traveling circus, and a life – and love – beyond his wildest dreams. Seen through the eyes of his older self, his adventure becomes a poignant reminder that if you choose the ride, life can begin again at any age.
Tickets for Water for Elephants are available at the Imperial Theatre box office, at, or by phone at 212.239.6200, and range from $50 - $199.  The playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday at 7pm, Wednesday and Saturday at 8pm, with matinees on Wednesday and Saturday at 2pm and Sunday at 3pm. Please Note: There will be no performance on Tuesday, May 21 or Sunday, June 16 with two additional performances on Monday, May 20 at 7:30pm and Thursday, June 13 at 2:00pm. Beginning Tuesday, September 9, the playing schedule is as follows: Tuesday through Saturday at 7pm, with matinees Wednesday and Saturday at 1pm and Sunday at 3pm.  For groups of 10 or more, visit (1-800-BROADWAY).
Water for Elephants features circus design by Shana Carroll (The 7 Fingers), choreography by Tony Award nominees Jesse Robb (Miss Saigon) and Shana Carroll, scenic design by Tony Award nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Takeshi Kata (Clyde’s), costume design by Tony Award nominee David Israel Reynoso (Sleep No More), lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King (Hadestown), sound design by Tony Award nominee Walter Trarbach (Spongebob Squarepants), projections by Tony Award nominee David Bengali (The Thanksgiving Play), hair & makeup design by Luc Verschuren for Campbell Young Associates (A Beautiful Noise), puppetry design by Ray Wetmore (Spamalot) & JR Goodman (Gutenberg!), and Camille Labarre (Into the Woods), music supervision and arrangements by Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Some Like It Hot) and Benedict Braxton-Smith (Kristin Chenoweth: For the Girls), orchestrations by Tony Award winner Daryl Waters (New York, New York), Benedict Braxton-Smith and August Eriksmoen (Come From Away), music direction by Elizabeth Doran, fight direction by Cha Ramos (Jagged Little Pill), production stage management by Timothy R. Semon (Company), and casting by Tara Rubin Casting.
Water for Elephants had its world premiere in Atlanta on The Coca-Cola Stage at Alliance Theatre, running from June 7, 2023, through July 9, 2023.