Winners Announced: Ghostlight / Sh-K-Boom Records Two Pack Featuring 'See What I Wanna See' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed'
BroadwayWorld.com and Ghostlight/Sh-K-Boom Records announce the winners of the "See What I Wanna See" and "Songs From An Unmade Bed" CD Giveaway!Here are the lucky 5 winners!
Margaret S from Spring Lake, MI
Susan G from Santa Monica, CA
Jim D from Cincinnati, Ohio
Jeff N from Vienna, VA
Elli M from Brooklyn, NY
With words & music by Michael John LaChiusa, "See What I Wanna See" enjoyed its premiere Off-Broadway at The Public Theater (Fall 2005), directed by Ted Sperling with musical staging by Jonathan Butterell, orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, and musical direction by Chris Fenwick. The CD is produced by Joel Moss and Mr. Sperling, executive produced by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records President Kurt Deutsch. See What I Wanna See moves from a mysterious murder in Central Park to the miracle of a devastated city's rebirth, chronicling New York stories of faith, loss and redemption. With a contemporary, lush score, this musical takes inspirations from the stories of Ryunosuke Akutagawa, as translated by Takashi Kojima. The cast recording features Tony® Award winner* Idina Menzel (RENT Broadway & film, Wicked*), Tony® Award nominees Marc Kudisch (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Assassins, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Mary Testa (Something Good, On The Town, 42nd Street), Aaron Lohr (RENT -film) and Henry Stram (The Crucible, Titanic) "Songs From an Unmade Bed" features lyrics by Mark Campbell and music by a roster of eclectic artists such as Debra Barsha, Mark Bennett, Peter Foley, Jenny Giering, Peter Golub, Jake Heggie, Stephen Hoffman, Lance Horne, Gihieh Lee, Steven Lutvak, Steve Marzullo, Brendan Milburn, Chris Miller, Greg Pliska, Duncan Sheik, Kim D. Sherman, Jeffrey Stock and Joseph Thalken. Songs From an Unmade Bed is performed by Michael Winther under the direction of David Schweizer, with musical direction by Kimberly Grigsby. This unique music / theatre event drew critical acclaim in a limited run at New York Theatre Workshop in 2005. The CD is produced by Joel Moss, co-produced by Kimberly Grigsby and executive produced by Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records President.
In Songs from an Unmade Bed, one lyricist and 18 composers came together to create an innovative musical song cycle centering on a tale of modern-day urban romance and heartache. With Michael Winther as a smart, resilient, wry, and ultimately optimistic gay New Yorker, Songs From an Unmade Bed journeys through the pitfalls and triumphs of love in the big city. The production received raves upon its opening at New York Theatre Workshop. "Funny, light, sardonic, they [the songs] depict a familiar kind of New York gay life that's seldom celebrated in this manner," said The New York Times, and Variety declared, "Songs From an Unmade Bed might be one of the best hours not spent in bed." TalkinBroadway.com cheered, "a dream of a show you won't want to wake from."
1) Here In My Bed (Music by Jenny Giering)
2) An Admission (Music by Joseph Thalken)
3) Spring (Music by Gihieh Lee)
4) The Man in the Starched White Shirt (Music by Lance Horne)
5) Perfect, Finite (Music by Chris Miller)
6) The Other Other Woman (Music by Jake Heggie)
7) Oh, to Be Stupid Again (Music by Duncan Sheik)
8) Exit Right (Music by Steven Lutvak)
9) He Plays the Cello (Music by Jeffrey Stock)
10) Funny Gesture (Music by Greg Pliska)
11) I Want to Go Out Tonight (Music by Brendan Milburn)
12) He Never Did That Before (Music by Debra Barsha)
13) A Dinner Party (Music by Mark Bennett)
14) I Miss New York (Music by Peter Golub)
15) Florence (Music by Kim D. Sherman)
16) Our Separate Ways (Music by Stephen Hoffman)
17) To Sing (Music by Peter Foley)
18) The Night You Decided to Stay (Music by Steve Marzullo)
It is a standing practice in the theatre that a ghost light a floor lamp holding a single bare light bulb be lit on stage after everyone has left for the night, so that the theatre never goes dark. In the same spirit, Ghostlight Records, created by Sh-K-Boom co-founders Kurt Deutsch and Sherie Rene Scott, ensures that music of the theatre by composers old and new will always be enjoyed. Ghostlight Records honors the past while shining a light toward the future. Sh-K-Boom Records was founded by Kurt Deutsch in 2000 with the mission of bridging the gap between pop music and theatre. The label is committed to giving a voice to the new generation of Broadway composers and stars. Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight was recently honored with three 2006 Grammy Award nominations for Best Musical Show Album: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, HAIR (The Actors' Fund Of America Benefit Recording) and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Other recent cast albums include THE LAST 5 YEARS by Jason Robert Brown and DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, based on the classic film. SH-K-BOOM has released solo recordings by three of Broadway's biggest stars: Alice Ripley's EVERYTHING'S FINE, Adam Pascal's MODEL PRISONER and Sherie Rene Scott's SHERIE RENÉ
MEN I'VE HAD. Sh-K-Boom Records is distributed by Razor & Tie Entertainment. For more information, visit www.GhostlightRecords.com or www.sh-k-boom.com.