Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release

Last night, Feinstein's/54 Below presented The Musical Company's album release concert of the celebrated new musical THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO, starring members of the cast and band from the recent acclaimed production at Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, helmed by Two River's Artistic Director John Dias,and choreographed by Marc Kimelman.

Original cast members Teal Wicks, Eric William Morris, Jane Bruce, Daniel K. Isaac, Brian Flores, Leenya Rideout, Perry Sherman, Kristin Stokes, and Barbara Tirrell were joined by orchestrator Danny Larsen,under the musical direction of John O'Neill for the concert. For more information on the album's release, visit here.

THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO by Mike Reid (composer, co-bookwriter), Sarah Schlesinger (lyricist, co-bookwriter), and John Dias (co-bookwriter) is inspired by the real-life-story of Josephine Monaghan, a young woman from late 19th century Boston who made a new life in an Idaho mining town disguised as a man called Jo.

The finale featured a song from the show that was cut sung by Grammy Award-winning, multi-Platinum songwriter Mike Reid (whose many hits include "I Can't Make You Love Me"). Reid and Sarah Schlesinger together have received the Kleban Prize, Richard Rodgers Award, Gilman & Gonzalez Falla Theatre Foundation Award, and Chicago's Jeff Award for Best Original Musical New Work for THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO.

The album was produced by Sean Patrick Flahaven, CEO of The Musical Company and a producer on over two dozen cast albums for Stephen Sondheim and others, nine of which were Grammy-nominated, including the triple-Platinum, Grammy-winning Hamilton.

The band consists of John O'Neill (conductor/piano) and Martin Agee (violin),Troy Chang (cello), Philip Coiro (drums/percussion), Simon Hutchings (reeds), Justin Rothberg (guitar), and Joseph Wallace (bass).

Prior to the production at Two River Theater, Steppenwolf Theatre Company produced THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO in 2000 as its first musical. It was subsequently produced at the Bridewell Theatre in London in 2003.

The Musical Company represents live stage performance licensing of THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO, available now to professional theatres, with subsequent amateur licensing coming soon.

Photos: Lia Chang

themusicalcompany.com.

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Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks and Jane Bruce.

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Eric William Morris, Jane Bruce, Teal Wicks, Daniel K. Isaac.

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Eric William Morris, Jane Bruce, Teal Wicks, Daniel K. Isaac.

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release

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Michael Cumptsy and John Dias

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Daniel K. Isaac

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Leenya Rideout

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Leenya Rideout

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Leenya Rideout, Jane Bruce, Teal Wicks, Barbara Tirrell and Kristin Stokes

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Danny Larsen, Brian Flores, Eric William Morris, Perry Sherman and Daniel K. Isaac

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Danny Larsen, Brian Flores, Eric William Morris, Teal Wicks, Perry Sherman and Daniel K. Isaac

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Kristin Stokes, Teal Wicks, Eric William Morris, Jane Bruce and Perry Sherman

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Daniel K. Isaac, Leenya Rideout, Barbara Tirrell, Kristin Stokes, Jane Bruce, Teal Wicks, Eric William Morris, Brian Flores, Perry Sherman and Danny Larsen

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Daniel K. Isaac, Leenya Rideout, Barbara Tirrell, Kristin Stokes, Eric William Morris, Jane Bruce, Brian Flores, Perry Sherman and Danny Larsen

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Teal Wicks, Daniel K. Isaac, Eric William Morris, Brian Flores, Perry Sherman and Danny Larsen

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Daniel K. Isaac and Leenya Rideout

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Teal Wicks

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Jane Bruce and Eric William Morris

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Brian FloresDanny Larsen and Perry Sherman

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Leenya Rideout, Barbara Tirrell, Kristin Stokes, Daniel K. Isaac, Eric William Morris, Jane Bruce, Teal Wicks, Brian Flores, Perry Sherman and Danny Larsen

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Composer and co-book writer Mike Reid

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Composer and co-book writer Mike Reid

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Marc Kimelman, Eric William Morris, Daniel K. Isaac and Jane Bruce

Photo Flash: Daniel K. Isaac, Teal Wicks, and More Celebrate THE BALLAD OF LITTLE JO Album Release
Daniel K. Isaac and Marc Kimelman

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