Entitled "Side Show: Added Attractions – LIVE at 54 BELOW," the recording will be available beginning May 19 on the Broadway Records label.
Book writer and lyricist Bill Russell hosted the evening, which also featured composer Henry Krieger as well as Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, David St. Louis, Charity Dawson, Lauren Elder, Derek Hanson, Javier Ignacio, Kelvin Moon Loh, Barrett Martin, Con O'Shea-Creal, Blair Ross, Hannah Shankman and Josh Walker.
"We believe this album is the first of its kind – a CD of additional material, extended versions and cut songs, all with the original cast and released directly on the heels of the Broadway cast recording,” said Broadway Records founder, Van Dean. “The fact that it’s live and is a part of our ever-expanding ‘Live at 54 BELOW’ series makes it extremely special. Broadway fans have embraced the new 2014 cast recording. This standing room only event in the intimate 54 BELOW setting deserves to be heard by a multitude of fans new and old.”
The album will include a a mash-up of “Ready to Play” and “We Share Everything” from the two different Broadway productions of Side Show, the previously unreleased “The Choice I Made,” “Good We Found You” and “Why Haven’t You Learned Yet?” and extended versions of songs and various musical material that didn’t make it onto the cast album. Co-stars Davie and Padgett will be heard in a live performance of “I Will Never Leave You”; they also switched roles as Daisy and Violet Hilton for “Like Everyone Else." Click here to pre-order the recording.