Angels, the new musical is aiming for Broadway, but before it hits the Main Stem, the creators are releasing a studio album of the show through Broadway Records.
With music by Ken Lai, lyrics by Marcus Cheong and a book by the pair, Angels is the “epic story of the ancient war between the Angels and Lucifer’s fallen minions.” The story is told from the point of view of Sera, the Angel of Light, who must find a way to overcome Lucifer and achieve her greater purpose.
The studio album, which will drop October 27, features two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Bandstand, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella), Tony nominee Robert Cuccioli as Lucifer (Jekyll & Hyde), as well as Tony nominee Josh Young (Jesus Christ Superstar), Alan H. Green (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Alexandra Zorn (Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella national tour), and more.
Playbill has gotten the exclusive track listens to three of the songs before it hits shelves and streaming platforms October 27. Take a listen below:
Laura Osnes & Josh Young sing “One True Friend”
Laura Osnes & Alexandra Zorn sing “I Believe in Angels”
Alan H. Green sings “Let There Be Light”
The full cast includes Stephen Cerf, Kevin T. Collins, Elizabeth Ann Berg, and Stefanie Clouse as ‘Sofiel.’ Additional vocalists on the album include Jane Leslie Anderson, Hugh Wilson, Nicky Kurta, Tim Moxey, Gabrielle Lee, Mark Friedlander, Hannah J. Peterson, James Tehero, Daniel Thornton, and Mikaela Thornton. The band for ANGELS includes Mitch Farmer (drums/percussion), Ben Whincop (bass), Jeff Camilleri (bass), and Charmaine Ford (keys). David Holmes served as the music director, with Tauesa Tofa serving as music co-director, and Jane Lesley Anderson serving as assistant music director. The assistant director was Breanna Hickson. Orchestral arrangements are by Daniel Thornton and the original vocal arrangements are by Linda Wood.
ANGELS is now available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon, and hits shelves and streaming services October 27.