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THE EVOLUTION OF MANN Will Release An Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording

The Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of The Evolution of Mann is set for digital release on Friday, February 15, 2019 on the Yellow Sound Label. The recording is produced by Nancy Manocherian's the cell in association with Douglas J. Cohen (The Opposite of Sex) and Dan Elish (13: The Musical), and features music and lyrics by Cohen and lyrics by Elish, orchestrations by Matt Aument (Sweeney Todd), and musical supervision by Vadim Feichtner (Falsettos). Directed by Joe Barros (Bastard Jones), The Evolution of Mann played a limited, extended engagement at the cell September 25 - October 27, 2018 and starred Max Crumm (Disaster!) as "Henry," Allie Trimm (13: The Musical) as "Sheila, Tamar, Mrs. Mann, and Christine," and Leslie Hiatt as "Gwen." The Evolution of Mann Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording will be available on all streaming services, including iTunes, Spotify, Apple Music, and Tidal.

Samuel French has published and holds performance rights for the new musical. For information or to request professional or amateur rights, contact a Samuel French Licensing Representative at (866) 598.8449.

Based on the novel Nine Wives by Dan Elish, The Evolution of Mann follows Henry Mann, a thirty-something single New Yorker eager to settle down...or so he thinks. After receiving an invitation to his ex- fiancée's wedding, he and his lesbian roommate, Gwen, embark on a quest to find his soul mate, his perfect date. The Evolution of Mann is a musical comedy that explores love in all its forms and how to build a lasting relationship in the 21st century.

Previous to the critically acclaimed run at the cell, The Evolution of Mann was developed at the Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, the Sharon Playhouse, and the Human Race Theatre before having its world premiere at the Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma.

The design team of The Evolution of Mann included Libby Stadstad (Scenic Design), Chris Steckel (Lighting Design), Siena Zoë Allen (Costume Design), Alan Waters (Sound Design) and Nathan Scheuer (Projection Design).

The Evolution of Mann was produced by Nancy Manocherian's the cell in association with La Vie Productions, EOM Developmental LLC, Conway Partners LP, Anthony E. Hull, Truscott Associates along with associate producers Liz Flemming and Maggie Snyder.

The album was recorded at Yellow Sound Lab by Matthias Winter, mixed by Tyler Hartman, and mastered by Michael Fossenkemper.

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