The CD will be released by Ghostlight Records in spring 2008, according to the label's co-founder and producer Kurt Deutsch. Joel Moss and Deutsch are producing the disc, which will feature orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin. The recording is being made possible by the Shen Family Foundation. LaChiusa's Little Fish is currently making its West Coast premiere with Ripley, Jbara and Kimball as well as Robert Torti, Dina Morishita, German Santiago, Samantha Shelton and Brooke Tansley.
Suggested by the short stories of Deborah Eisenberg, Little Fish, according to press notes, "follows Charlotte [Ripley], a young writer of short stories, [who] confronts her past, present and future in post 9/11 Manhattan. She quits smoking and embarks on a modern day odyssey as she attempts to fill her nicotine-starved days with swimming at the Y." The one-act musical made its debut at Second Stage Theatre.
Kirsten Sanderson directs the current production of Little Fish, which is scheduled to play through Nov. 18 at the 2nd Stage Theatre on Theatre Row in Hollywood.
Michael John LaChiusa penned Send (who are you? I love you), Bernarda Alba, See What I Wanna See, The Highest Yellow, The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Lovers & Friends: (Chautauqua Variations), Little Fish, Hello Again, First Lady Suite, Break/Agnes/Eulogy for Mister Hamm and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. He received Tony nominations for Best Book of a Musical for Chronicle of a Death Foretold (with Graciela Daniele and Jim Lewis), Marie Christine and The Wild Party (with George C. Wolfe) and nominations for Original Score for Marie Christine and The Wild Party.
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