Ghostlight Records released the cast album of Gone Missing — which features a score penned by Michael Friedman — on Jan. 15. The recording had previously been available at the Barrow Street Theatre during the run of Gone Missing, which concluded Jan. 6.
At 7:30 PM Feb. 4 cast members Emily Ackerman, Damian Baldet, Jennifer R. Morris, Stephen Plunkett, Robbie Collier Sublett and Colleen Werthmann, as well as director Steven Cosson and composer Michael Friedman, will perform songs from the production and participate in a discussion immediately following.
Kurt Deutsch, president of Ghostlight Records, said in a statement, "The Civilians are an important, vital theatre company and Michael Friedman is one of the brightest young composers working in modern musical theater today. It is an honor to be working with both. Hopefully by preserving Gone Missing, the recording will help lead to many future productions around the country."
Gone Missing is written and directed by Steven Cosson with additional text by Peter Morris, and features music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Gone Missing was initially performed shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Since that time the show was expanded to feature 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." The Barnes and Noble at Lincoln Triangle is located at 1972 Broadway at 66th Street in Manhattan. For further information call (212) 595-6859 or visit www.sh-k-boom.com.