The street date for the disc from Sh-K-Boom Records is May 17, but ticket buyers can snag it before anyone else May 3-17 at the midtown house where the boys have been pumping up the volume.
A special pre-show time, from 6 to 7 PM on May 3 only, has been set for civilians to purchase the CD without buying a ticket, but as a special offer for those early-bird buyers, they can also purchase a ticket for the 8 PM May 3 performance for $25. (Proof of CD purchase required).
The album was recorded March 14.
Ken Davenport and Robyn Goodman, in association with Walt Grossman, Ruth Hendel, Sharon Karmazin, Matt Murphy and Mark Shacket, present the new musical, which spoofs the pop genre of boy-bands (N Sync, 98 Degrees, etc.).
Smooth moves and hip-popping acting are part of the territory for these kind of groups, and choreographer Christopher Gattelli received a Lucille Lortel Award for his work May 2. The show has been nominated for Best Musical by all four theatre awards organizations – the Drama Desk, the Drama League, the Outer Critics Circle, and the Lucille Lortel Awards.
"Armed with catchy melodies, divine moves and product in their hair, Altar Boyz is the new musical comedy where the acclaimed apostles of pop bring their soul-soothing tour to New York City, with their heavenly lyrics like 'Girl, You Make Me Wanna Wait.'"
Altar Boyz is directed by Stafford Arima and choreographed by Christopher Gattelli. The show has music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker with book by Kevin Del Aguila, based on a concept by Marc Kessler and Ken Davenport. The creative team includes scene design by Anna Louizos, costume design by Gail Brassard, lighting design by Natasha Katz and sound design by Simon Matthews.
Lynne Shankel is music director and co-orchestrator with Doug Katsaros.
Performances are Tuesday through Friday evenings at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sundays at 3 PM and 7 PM, at Dodger Stages, Stage 4 (340 West 50th Street).
Beginning May 30, performances will be Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM and 8 PM, and Sunday at 3 PM and 7 PM. Tickets will be $69.75 for all performances.
Tickets are available online and by telephone at www.telecharge.com or (212) 239-6200. For group sales, call (212) 354-2220.
For more information, visit www.altarboyz.com.