Ghostlight Records to Record Next to Normal with Ripley, Tveit and Spencer

News   Ghostlight Records to Record Next to Normal with Ripley, Tveit and Spencer The Arena Stage cast of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Next to Normal will head into a Manhattan recording studio Feb. 11 and 12 to preserve the score of that new musical, which was also seen Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre.
J. Robert Spencer and Alice Ripley in Arena Stage's Next to Normal.
J. Robert Spencer and Alice Ripley in Arena Stage's Next to Normal. Photo by Joan Marcus

Ghostlight Records will release the recording the spring at a date to be announced. Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records president Kurt Deutsch and Grammy Award winner Joel Moss are producing the recording.

The cast includes Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat and Louis Hobson.

Next to Normal, according to press notes, is "a contemporary musical that explores how one suburban household copes with crisis. . . . [The musical] shows how far two parents will go to keep themselves sane and their family's world intact."

Next to Normal features music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey.

Michael Grief directed both the New York and Washington, DC, productions.

The Arena cast of <i>Next to Normal</i>: (top) Aaron Tveit, J. Robert Spencer, Adam Chanler-Berat and Jennifer Damiano with (front) Alice Ripley and Louis Hobson
The Arena cast of Next to Normal: (top) Aaron Tveit, J. Robert Spencer, Adam Chanler-Berat and Jennifer Damiano with (front) Alice Ripley and Louis Hobson Photo by Joan Marcus
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