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ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Release Cast Recording in February 2018

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Release Cast Recording in February 2018

Broadway Records announced today that ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME will be released on February 9, 2018. The original cast recording is now available for pre-order at and

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME is a wildly inventive musical adventure that tells the story of a sleep-deprived single mom who struggles to balance her family and career as a video game music composer. Late one night, while posting a dating video, she receives an unexpected response from the polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton (1874-1922), one of the most iconic leaders of the 20th century. Shipwrecked and stranded on an iceberg in the Antarctic, Shackleton reaches across space and time to share his heroic journey with her. Against all odds, they discover that their greatest inspiration lies within each other.

Starring GrooveLily's fierce electro-violinist Val Vigoda (Striking 12), and the charismatic Wade McCollum (Wicked), ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME is helmed by Obie Award® winning director Lisa Peterson and written by Tony Award® winner Joe DiPietro (Memphis), with music composed by Brendan Milburn and lyrics by Val Vigoda, featuring production design by Alexander V. Nichols (Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway), costume design by Chelsea Cook, sound design by Tony Award® winner Rob Kaplowitz (Fela!) and music direction and orchestrations by Ryan O'Connell.

"As a longtime fan of GrooveLily, I am delighted to add Val and Brendan's intimate yet expansive new musical to our ever-growing catalog. When I saw the show off-Broadway, I knew immediately that it needed to be preserved, and we are thrilled to be releasing the long-awaited cast recording." - Van Dean, Broadway Records President

ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME played a limited run off-Broadway this year at the Tony Kiser Theatre, and live-streamed on BroadwayHD. The show comes back to BroadwayHD starting December 21, 2017.

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Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) is one of the preeminent theatrical record labels to produce original cast albums for major Broadway and Off-Broadway shows including the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning The Color Purple (2015 revival), the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical and Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival), Allegiance and Disaster! among others. Forthcoming releases include Once On This Island (New Broadway Cast Recording), Kelly Hall-Tompkins "The Fiddler Expanding Tradition" and Hamlisch Uncovered. Recent releases include Anastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief, The Visit, Doctor Zhivago, Side Show (2014 revival), Bonnie & Clyde, Big Fish and NBC's television events, The Wiz Live!and Peter Pan Live!. The label's critically acclaimed "Live at Feinstein's/54 Below" series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert LeoButz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Laura Osnes, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Frank Wildhorn and Friends, Micky Dolenz and many others. In 2016, Broadway Records launched the Broadway for Orlando initiative (in partnership with creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) as a response to the Pulse nightclub mass shooting, resulting in the all-star benefit single, "What the World Needs Now is Love". To learn more, visit

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