Exclusive! Brian d'Arcy James and His Wife Adorably Duet as Hansel and Gretel (Audio)

News   Exclusive! Brian d'Arcy James and His Wife Adorably Duet as Hansel and Gretel (Audio)
 
Brian d'Arcy James and his wife, actress Jennifer Prescott, recently recorded a bonus version of the song "There's Always Me and You" for the iTunes release of Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat. Playbill.com has an exclusive first listen.

With music and lyrics by two-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts, a book by Ernie Nolan and orchestrations by Andrew Fox, the cast recording will be released on iTunes March 24.

The album cast includes Jack Ball as Hansel, Alissa Walker as Gretel, Danny Taylor as Lotte the witch, Brent Kopenhaver as Ingmar, Pavi Proczko as Albert, Jennifer Grubb as Angelika, Royen Kent as Fritz, Jay Mast as Jacob Grimm and Jeff Kurzsz as Wilhelm Grimm with d'Arcy James and Prescott in the bonus track.

Listen to their rendition of "There's Always Me and You" — in which Hansel tries to persuade the street-smart Gretel that no matter how bad things get, they've still got each other — below:

A track list for the album follows: 1. This Place
2. We Gotta Run
3. There's Always Me and You
4. There Will Be Magic
5. Together
6. Crumb by Crumb
7. You've Got to Do It Alone
8. I Am Always Near
9. Sugar is the Perfect Food
10. Incantation
11. Lend a Hand
12. Lend a Hand (reprise)
13. It's Not Over (It's Over)
14. I Would Have Been Lost
15. There's Always Me and You (Bonus Alternate Version)

The additional vocals were recorded at John Kilgore Sound in NYC in January 2015 and engineered by Jeffrey Lesser (The Last Five Years, Bridges of Madison County).

Emerald City's Hansel & Gretel: A Wickedly Delicious Musical Treat debuted at Broadway in Chicago Theater November 2014-January 2015.

"Smash" star and Tony nominee James recently completed his run as King George in Hamilton and currently stars in Broadway's Something Rotten. Prescott appeared on Broadway in How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Carousel, Fiddler on the Roof and Starlight Express.

To order the album, click here. To purchase other theatrical merchandise, visit the Playbill Store.

Listen to the album supercut below:

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