Encores! Paint Your Wagon Cast Album To Be Released This Month

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The 2015 revival starred Keith Carradine and Alexandra Socha.
Jenni Barber and Keith Carradine
Jenni Barber and Keith Carradine

The 2015 Encores! revival of Lerner and Loewe's Paint Your Wagon will get its long-awaited cast album on Sony's Classical Masters label. Release date is May 27.

Jack Viertel, artistic director of the Encores! series, announced plans to record the show nearly a year ago.

Several of the Encores! revivals have had successful cast albums over the years, including Do Re Mi, Out of This World, Wonderful Town and Chicago.

Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine and Alexandra Socha co-starred in the New York City Center Encores! staging of the 1951 Lerner and Loewe musical Paint Your Wagon, which was presented March 18-22, 2015.

Marc Bruni (Beautiful) directed, and Denis Jones (Honeymoon in Vegas) choreographed. Paint Your Wagon features music by Frederick Loewe and book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner.

Rob Berman was music director. Carradine (The Will Rogers Follies, Hands on a Hardbody) and Socha (Fun Home Off-Broadway)  co-starred as father and daughter in the production.

The cast also featured Jenni Barber, Robert Creighton, Caleb Damschroder, Justin Guarini, Nathaniel Hackmann, Robyn Hurder, Melissa van der Schyff, Scott Wakefield, William Youmans, Darien Crago, Steve Czarnecki, Nicolas Davila, Casey Garvin, Shonica Gooden, Timothy Hughes, Naomi Kakuk, Justin Keyes, Jenny Laroche, Melissa Hunter McCann, Harris Milgrim, Kevin Munhall, Kristin Piro, Robbie Roby, Jason Simon, Kevin Vortmann, Nicholas Ward and Mikey Winslow.

Read: How a Wrong Turn at the Lambs Club Introduced Lerner to Loewe, and An Anomaly Explained

Paint Your Wagon, according to Encores!, is "a rousing 1951 musical about a dreaming gold prospector (Carradine) whose daughter (Socha) finds gold—and love—changing their lives forever."

The musical, which preceded Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady and Camelot, opened on Broadway November 12, 1951, and ran for 289 performances. Songs include "They Call the Wind Maria," "I Talk to the Trees" and "Wand'rin' Star."

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