Exclusive! Check Out Fun Home's Non-Traditional Family Song from "Carols for a Cure" (Audio)

News   Exclusive! Check Out Fun Home's Non-Traditional Family Song from "Carols for a Cure" (Audio)
 
Casts and musicians from current Broadway shows are showcased on "Broadway’s Carols for a Cure, Volume 17," featuring traditional and original holiday songs to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.

The two-CD 2015 recording features performers from Hamilton, Chicago, Kinky Boots and more. "Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 17" can be ordered for $25 through BC/EFA at BroadwayCares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770 ext. 238, Monday-Friday, 10 AM-5 PM ET.

Exclusively on Playbill.com, check out Beth Malone, Joel Perez, Lauren Patten, Marrick Smith, Kally Duling, Jim Stanek, Roberta Colindrez, Zell Steele Morrow, Gabriella Pizzolo, Emily Skeggs, Oscar Williams — from the Broadway hit Fun Home singing the original new holiday song, "Home's With You," that celebrates non-traditional families:

The song has music by Marrick Smith, lyrics by Joel Perez and Smith, arrangements by Smith and John Clancy, and music direction by Clancy. Musicians heard on the track: acoustic guitar by Doug Derryberry, electric guitar and piano by Marrick Smith, bass by George Farmer, and djembe and percussion by John Clancy.

Among the other tracks on the CD: Leslie Odom, Jr. and Okieriete Onaodowan of Hamilton lead singers on a new version of "Joy to the World" that includes a spoken section about America during Colonial Times. Singers from Chicago perform an original song, "Christmas in Fishnets," while School of Rock goes for a lesser-known classic, "Mary, Did You Know?" Here is a complete track list:

DISC 1
1. Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - "Christmas Vacation"
2. Hamilton - "Joy to the World"
3. Elf - "Happy All the Time"
4. Finding Neverland - "Go Tell It on the Mountain"
5. Matilda The Musical - "A Crunchem Hall Christmas"
6. At This Performances... - "We Three Cool Kings"
7. The King and I - "Auld Lang Syne"/"River"
8. The Phantom of the Opera - "I Saw Three Ships"
9. Dames at Sea - "Sign of the Dove"
10. Chicago - "Christmas in Fishnets"

DISC 2
1. Kinky Boots - "One Little Christmas Tree"
2. Fun Home - "Home’s with You"
3. A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - "O Holy Night"
4. Les Misérables - "One Star"
5. School of Rock - "Mary, Did You Know?"
6. Aladdin - "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
7. Amazing Grace - "The First Noel"
8. Wicked - "Ave Maria"/"I Heard the Bells"
9. Something Rotten! - "12 Days of a Something Rotten Christmas!"

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 BC/EFA has raised more than $250 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

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