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PS Classics to Release Bartram & Hill's THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY on 6/3


The Theory of Relativity, the new musical by the Drama Desk Award-nominated creators of Broadway's The Story of My Life, Neil Bartram and Brian Hill, will be released on disc by PS Classics on June 3. The album, recorded March 31 and April 1 at Avatar Studios in New York City, is produced by PS Classics staff engineer Bart Migal, who has produced over a dozen recordings for the label, including, most recently, Tony Yazbeck's debut solo album.

The album is already available for pre-order at Amazon and

The Theory of Relativity grew out of stories told to the authors by a group of young actors. Much in the style of A Chorus Line, composer/lyricist Bartram and bookwriter Hill adapted these true stories - about home, childhood, family, love and loss - into an emotional and accessible show that explores how young people create communities out of their shared experiences.

Originally commissioned by the Canadian Music Theatre Project at Sheridan College in Ontario, Canada, and most recently produced by Goodspeed Musicals in East Haddam, CT, The Theory of Relativity has been developed at American universities such as Penn State, Oklahoma, Michigan and Boston Conservatory, and has enjoyed numerous productions including international presentations in London and Toronto, and cabaret performances at 54 Below, Birdland and elsewhere. The recording features a cast of 13 standout performers from the various casts - Jennifer Apple, Robert Ariza, Michael Browne, Victoria Cook, Michael Coale Grey, Kurt Hellerich, Erika Henningsen, Caitlin Houlahan, Gizel Jiménez, Kyra Kennedy, Erin Kommor, Keith Potts and Mack Shirilla - and six musicians, with music direction by Daniel Green.

Special funding for the recording of The Theory of Relativity was provided by producers Yonge Street Theatricals - Linda Barnett & Natalie Bartello, developers and supporters of new work who are also producing Bartram & Hill's Something Wicked This Way Comes, based on the novel by Ray Bradbury.

A nine-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens, Company, A Little Night Music, Sondheim on Sondheim, Follies, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and the current Fun Home), PS Classics' catalog includes award-winning cast recordings; solo albums by such artists as Victoria Clark, Maureen McGovern, Kate Baldwin, Steven Pasquale and Liz Callaway; and restorations of long-lost musicals, including Sweet Bye and Bye, Kitty's Kisses and Sweet Little Devil. Recent releases include the Original Broadway Cast Recording of Fun Home, New Broadway Cast Recordings of On the Town and On the Twentieth Century, the first complete recording of the 1954 classic The Golden Apple and the 2015 New York Cast Recording of A New Brain. Upcoming releases include Cheyenne Jackson's solo recording Renaissance on June 3rd.

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