Original London Cast Recording Of IT HAPPENED IN KEY WEST to Be Released November 5
Producer Jeremiah James of Outside The Box LLC in association with Producer Cameron Smith will release the Original London Cast recording of "It Happened in Key West" on November 5th on all digital and streaming formats.
The show has book, music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello who will co-produce the album. Santoriello's "A Tale of Two Cities" was an Outer Critics Circle nominee for Outstanding Broadway Musical, with book and additional lyrics by Jason Huza, and book and original concept by Jeremiah James.
"It Happened In Key West" The world premiere production is currently finishing out its limited run in London's West End at the Charing Cross Theatre until August 18th, 2018.
The live recording will feature acclaimed Broadway performer Wade McCollum's "outstanding lead turn" (The Times) as the eccentric Count Carl Von Cosel. McCollum was most recently seen Off-Broadway in "Ernest Shackleton Loves Me" for which he received a Lucille Lortel nomination for Best Actor. As Elena, Alyssa Martyn "sings with sweetness and power" (What's On Stage). Rounding out the company are Val Adams, Miguel Angel, Alexander Barria, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Andrea Golinucci, Siwan Henderson, Sophia Lewis, Guido Garcia Lueches, Hannah McIver, Ross McLaren, Johan Munir and Nuno Queimado."It Happened in Key West" has orchestrations by Robert Felstein. The band includes Music Director Andrew Hopkins (conductor/keys), Jack Cherry (electric & acoustic bass), Kristal Hamson (flute/clarinet/sax) Oliver Pooley (drums/percussion), Tom Turner (keys) and Miriam Wakeling (cello).The album was recorded at a matinee performance of the show on July 31 at the Charing Cross Theatre.
Prior to the West End engagement at the Charing Cross, "It Happened in Key West" had its developmental lab production at The Fulton Theatre in Lancaster, PA , in 2017. Both productions were directed and choreographed by Marc Robin.
A piano/vocal version of the song "Undying Love " is currently available as a music video on YouTube performed by the show's star "Wade McCollum."
For more information and updates about the recording please visit www.keywestmusical.com.
"It Happened in Key West" is inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s. After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena's body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious "fixer upper" project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life.
Theatre Reviews call "It Happened in Key West" "the funniest Musical Comedy you'll see in 2018". Tickets available here through August 18. www.charingcrosstheatre.co.uk