On Oct. 2 the cast of Gone Missing headed to the studio to lay down the original cast album for Ghostlight Records. Ghostlight president Kurt Deutsch told Playbill.com that the cast album should be available for purchase at Gone Missing's home, the Barrow Street Theatre, by holiday time. An early 2008 in-store release date is slated for the musical that features a score penned by Michael Friedman.
The Oct. 2 recording session reunited original Gone Missing cast members Emily Ackerman, Damian Baldet, Jennifer R. Morris, Stephen Plunkett, Robbie Collier Sublett and Colleen Werthmann.
Gone Missing is written and directed by Steven Cosson with additional text by Peter Morris, and features music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Friedman most recently provided music for Shakespeare in the Park's production of Romeo and Juliet.
Gone Missing was initially performed shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Since that time the show has grown and now features a score by Friedman, which incorporates salsa, ballads, operetta and tuneful pop.
Gone Missing, according to press notes, "is a collection of very personal accounts of things lost – everything from keys, personal identification and a Gucci pump to family heirlooms, your dog and your mind – creating a unique tapestry of the ways in which we deal with and relate to loss in our lives. . . . [The musical intertwines] stories of lost objects with those of the 'finders,' from a retired NYPD cop to a pet psychic." For more information visit www.sh-k-boom.com.
Gone Missing, extended for the second time through January of 2008, marking the commercial Off-Broadway debut for New York's acclaimed theatrical troupe The Civilians.
The design team comprises Takeshi Kata (set design), Sarah Beers (costume design), Thomas Dunn (lighting design) and Ken Travis (sound design).
Tickets, priced $50, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting www.telecharge.com. The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at Seventh Avenue South.
For more information visit www.barrowstreettheatre.com