VIDEO: Listen to the Cast of NBC's RISE Sing More SPRING AWAKENING From Next Week's Episode
Today, Atlantic Records has unveiled two brand new cast recordings of songs that will be featured in next week's episode of "Rise," NBC's new drama series from the producers of "Hamilton," "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood." "Word Of Your Body" by the "Rise" cast, featuring Auli'i Cravalho, THE VOICE of Moana, and Damon J. Gillespie and "The Song Of Purple Summer" by the "Rise" cast, featuring THE VOICE of Amy Forsyth - both exclusive renditions of songs originally featured in the Tony Award-winning musical, "Spring Awakening" - are available now at all DSPs and streaming services.
Last week, in advance of the much anticipated "Rise" series premiere, Atlantic Records announced plans for a prolific slate of weekly musical releases tied to the show. Each Friday, Atlantic Records will release original cast recordings of the tracks featured in the following Tuesday's episode of "Rise," culminating with a full album, entitled "RISE SEASON 1: THE ALBUM," due Friday, May 11. The collection will highlight selected tracks released over the course of the season, alongside additional unreleased songs from the cast.
The RISE musical releases are produced by five-time GRAMMY nominee and Atlantic Records President, West Coast Kevin Weaver (THE GREATEST SHOWMAN, FURIOUS 7, SUICIDE SQUAD, THE FAULT IN OUR STARS) and Atlantic Records President, A&R Pete Ganbarg (HAMILTON ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN ORIGINAL BROADWAY CAST RECORDING, TWENTY ONE PILOTS), alongside Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Tom Kitt (Next To Normal, If/Then), and RISE music producer Scott Riesett; Executive Album Producers are Jason Katims and Jeffrey Seller. GRAMMY nominee Liza Richardson is the series' Music Supervisor (The Leftovers, Narcos, Friday Night Lights).
From Jason Katims, executive producer and showrunner of "Friday Night Lights" and "Parenthood," and "Hamilton producer" Jeffrey Seller comes a heartening new drama about finding inspiration in unexpected places. When dedicated teacher Lou Mazzuchelli (Josh Radnor) sheds his own self-doubt, and takes over the lackluster theater department and its ambitious plans for a school production of "Spring Awakening," he galvanizes not only the faculty and students but also the entire working-class town.
The cast includes Josh Radnor, Rosie Perez, Auli'i Cravalho, Damon J. Gillespie, Marley Shelton, Rarmian Newton, Ted Sutherland, Amy Forsyth, Casey W. Johnson, Taylor Richardson, Joe Tippett, and Shirley Rumierk.
"Rise" is created by Jason Katims, who serves as showrunner and executive producer. Jeffrey Seller, Flody Suarez and Michelle Lee also executive produce. Mike Cahill directs and executive produces the pilot.