Transport Group has announced that its production of Queen of the Mist, words and music by five-time Tony Award nominee Michael John LaChiusa, directed by four-time Drama Desk Award nominee Jack Cummings III, will be recorded by Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records on January 3, 2012.
Queen of the Mist opened November 6, 2011, and played an extended run at The Gym at Judson Memorial Church through Sunday, December 4, 2011, with a cast that featured D.C. Anderson, Stanley Bahorek, Theresa McCarthy, Julia Murney, Andrew Samonsky, Tally Sessions, and Mary Testa. They will all be featured on the cast recording. Orchestrations are by Tony Award winner Michael Starobin and musical direction is by Chris Fenwick who will conduct the original seven-piece orchestra for the recording.
Based on an astounding, outrageous, and haunting true story, Queen of the Mist starred two-time Tony nominee Mary Testa as Anna Edson Taylor, who, in 1901 at the age of 63, set out to be the first woman to shoot Niagara Falls—in a barrel of her own design. Navigating both the treacherous Falls and a fickle public with a ravenous appetite for sensationalism, this unconventional heroine vies for her legacy in a world clamoring with swindling managers, assassins, revolutionaries, moralizing family, anarchists, and activists. Convinced that there is greatness in her and determined not to live as ordinary, she sets out to battle her fear and tempt her fate. With a score that incorporates turn of the century themes with signature LaChiusa elements, Queen of the Mist is the story of a single great fall, and how one woman risked death so that she could live.
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Label: Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records