SHE LOVES ME Cast Recording Hits Stores Today
Ghostlight Records has announced that physical copies of the cast album of the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME are available online and in stores today, Friday, July 29. The recording was released on iTunes and other digital formats on June 10.
The label will celebrate the new album with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Wednesday, August 3 at 7:00 PM featuring Laura Benanti, Jane Krakowski and other cast members, with the show's lyricist Sheldon Harnick as special guest. Barnes & Noble is located at 150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues on the Upper East Side. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. Call (212) 369-2180 for details.
The hit production from Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) was nominated for eight 2016 Tony Awards including "Best Revival of a Musical," as well as winning four Drama Desk Awards including "Outstanding Revival of a Musical" and the Outer Critics Circle Award for "Outstanding Revival of a Musical." The 28-page full-color booklet in a fold-out wallet package includes production photography, a synopsis and a message from Roundabout's Todd Haimes. The 2016 Broadway Cast Recording of SHE LOVES ME is produced by Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. To order the album, visit sh-k-boom.com/she-loves-me.
A special "Making of the Album" featurette including exclusive interviews with the cast and creative team, as well as footage from the recording studio and the stage production, is available HERE on YouTube.
The album features the original cast starring Tony Award winner Laura Benanti, Tony Award nominee Zachary Levi,Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel, Byron Jennings, Tony Award winner Michael McGrath and Tony Award winnerJane Krakowski. Also starring Peter Bartlett, the cast features Nicholas Barasch and ensemble membersCameron Adams, Alison Cimmet, Justin Bowen, Preston Truman Boyd, Benjamin Eakeley, Sara Edwards, Michael Fatica, Gina Ferrall, Jenifer Foote, Andrew Kober, Laura Shoop, Jim Walton.
When the show opened on Broadway it was hailed by The Wall Street Journal as "Pure delight! The most romantic of all Broadway musicals." Variety called it "absolutely flawless. Roundabout's chanting revival is so charming, you wish it could follow you home." It was praised for its "effortless buoyancy and sophistication" by The Hollywood Reporter, "astounding cast, nifty story and memorable songs" by the Associated Press and as "a splendid, joy-stuffed production" by Time Out New York.
"This is one of my favorite cast recordings we've ever released," says album producer and label founder Kurt Deutsch. "It was created like a classic album from Broadway's Golden Age in the 1950s and 60s. No amps, no headphones - just the cast and the orchestra together in the studio making infectious music. I am thrilled that the intimacy and energy come across on the final product."
Directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, with music direction by Paul Gemignani, the Broadway revival of SHE LOVES ME includes book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music byJerry Bock, based on a play by Miklos Laszlo. Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and dance arrangements & incidental music is by David Krane. The design team includes David Rockwell (Sets), Jeff Mahshie (Costumes),Don Holder (Lights), Jon Weston (Sound).
SHE LOVES ME is a heartwarming musical comedy classic about finding love the good old-fashioned way. It follows Georg (Levi) and Amalia (Benanti), two parfumerie clerks who aren't quite the best of friends. Constantly bumping heads while on the job, the sparring coworkers can't seem to find common ground. But little do they know, the anonymous romantic pen pals they have both been falling for happen to be each other. Will love continue to blossom once their identities are finally revealed?
Major support for SHE LOVES ME was provided by The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation. The show benefited from Roundabout's Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff. The cast album is made possible, in part, by the generosity of Sheldon Harnick and the Jerry Bock Estate.
"SHE LOVES ME" TRACK LIST:
2. Good Morning, Good Day
3. Sounds While Selling
4. Days Gone By
5. No More Candy
6. Three Letters
7. Tonight at Eight
8. I Don't Know His Name
10. Goodbye, Georg
11. Will He Like Me?
13. I Resolve
14. A Romantic Atmosphere
15. Mr. Nowack, Will You Please...
16. Dear Friend
18. Try Me
19. Where's My Shoe?
20. Vanilla Ice Cream
21. She Loves Me
22. A Trip to the Library
23. Grand Knowing You
24. Twelve Days to Christmas
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings - building a library of over 150 records in the last 16 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway's brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful - The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2015 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Something Rotten! Other notable recent releases include the 2016 "Best Musical" Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the 2014 "Best Musical" Tony Award winner A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, the 2014 "Best Score" Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney's Newsies, Pippin and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, adding to a catalogue that includes OBCRs of Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway's biggest names: Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Kelli O'Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa (First Daughter Suite, Giant, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish) and Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love's Labour's Lost, The Fortress of Solitude), as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. www.sh-k-boom.com