The August release date was chosen to mark the centennial of the original "Seven Little Foys," who made their professional debut in August 1912 and soon became the most popular family act of the era.
Most of the actors who appeared in the July 13 presentation at the York are featured on the cast recording, along with others who've appeared in productions in Connecticut and at the New York International Fringe Festival.
The album stars Michael Townsend Wright and Beth Bartley as Mr. and Mrs. Foy, respectively, with Devon Eddy, Emily Bordonaro, Casie Pepe-Winshell, Jillian Wipfler, Maxwell Beer, Zachary Riopelle, Peter Charney and Tyler DuBoys.
The recording features musical direction by Richard Danley with Grammy winner Andy Stein on violin.
The story of Eddie Foy and his family inspired the hit 1955 Paramount motion picture, "The Seven Little Foys," in which Bob Hope portrayed Eddie Foy, as well as a subsequent TV special, in which Eddie Foy Jr. portrayed his father. Deffaa's stage adaptation of the Foy story, which is available for licensing from the Fifi Oscard Agency, NYC, mixes original songs by Deffaa with standards introduced or popularized by the Foys, such as "Chinatown My Chinatown" and "Moonlight Bay." To purchase the cast recording, visit http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/chipdeffaa3.