George Salazar and Joe Iconis Album TWO-PLAYER GAME Available Today
Ghostlight Records has announced the release of Two-Player Game, the new album from George Salazarand Joe Iconis, in digital and streaming formats today, Friday, May 11. It will be available on physical CD this summer in conjunction with the debut New York production of Be More Chill. For more information, please visit www.ghostlightrecords.com/joe-iconis-george-salazar-two-player-game.html
Two-Player Game is a hot recording of a rock-and-roll evening of hilarious characters, soaring vocals, and unstoppable energy that joinsGeorge Salazar - the Drama Desk-nominated actor known for Be More Chill, TheLightning Thief, Godspell, and tick tick BOOM - with Joe Iconis, the Larson Award-winning musical theatre writer behind Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter, The Black Suits, and his songs for "Smash" on NBC-TV, for a recording of their intimate yet mind-melding concert. George shares showstoppers he has originated on stage, songs he'd never get to sing, brand new material from upcoming musicals, and more. The album is produced by Ian Kagey and Kurt Deutsch.
The program was originally presented as a sold-0ut run at Feinstein's/54 Below. Salazar and Iconis will return to the venue for album release shows for two performances on Monday, May 14 and Thursday, May 31. A limited edition of the physical CD will be available at these concerts. Tickets are available at 54below.com/events/george-salazar-joe-iconis-two-player-game/
This album reunites Iconis and Salazar from Be More Chill, the musical whose cult status and social media following have propelled it to chart-topping success and a long-awaited Off Broadway debut this summer. After its world premiere at Two River Theater in 2015, the show's New York production will start previews on July 26 and run through September 23 at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street, NYC). Tickets are available at www.bemorechillmusical.com.
Before arriving in New York, Be More Chill has been an organic sensation, amassing an unprecedented following across various online platforms, with millions of fans from Brazil to Japan to New Jersey sharing fan art, streaming the album, and talking about the show. The cast recording has racked up over 100 million streams, and entered the Billboard "Broadway Top Ten" chart in its 97th week of release, one of the only shows to enter the top 10 prior to a New York run. In 2017, Tumblr ranked Be More Chill as the #2 most talked-about musical on their platform, following Hamilton.
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