Kerry Butler, Christopher Sieber, Patina Miller, Heidi Blickenstaff Are "Out of Our Heads" on New CD

News   Kerry Butler, Christopher Sieber, Patina Miller, Heidi Blickenstaff Are "Out of Our Heads" on New CD
 
Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond, winners of the 2010 Jonathan Larson Grant, will release their new album "Out of Our Heads: The Music of Kooman and Dimond" June 28 on iTunes.

The recording features the talents of Tony Award nominees Kerry Butler (Catch Me If You Can, Rock of Ages, Xanadu, Little Shop of Horrors), Christopher Sieber (La Cage aux Folles, Shrek, Spamalot) and Patina Miller (Sister Act), as well as Broadway performers Heidi Blickenstaff (The Addams Family, [title of show], The Little Mermaid), Anderson Davis (Les Miserables), Matt Doyle (War Horse, Bye Bye Birdie, Spring Awakening), Chris Mann ("Glee"), Kyle Dean Massey (Next To Normal, Xanadu, Wicked), Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening) and Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture).

An album release party with live performances will be held July 18 at Birdland.

"Out of Our Heads" is described as a "compilation of self-contained songs that blur the lines between musical theater and pop.  Featuring songs and characters that run the gamut from the absurd to the sublime, the album takes listeners on a journey that is equal parts hilarity and heartbreak."

The recording was produced by Jesse Vargas and Michael Kooman, with musical supervision by Vargas. Sound engineering and mastering are by Paul Vasquez.

Michael Kooman (music) and Christopher Dimond (book and lyrics) are the authors of the musicals Dani Girl, which has been workshopped and developed at the Kennedy Center, American Conservatory Theatre, Cherry Lane Theatre, and the ASCAP/Disney Musical Theater Workshop; Golden Gate (Williamstown Theatre Festival); Homemade Fusion (London’s Ambassadors Theater); and the family-friendly Christmas musical Junior Claus. To preview and preorder the album, visit www.koomandimond.com/media.  

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