Listen to Exclusive Song from Venice, with Leslie Odom Jr., Jennifer Damiano and Uzo Aduba; Album Now Available

News   Listen to Exclusive Song from Venice, with Leslie Odom Jr., Jennifer Damiano and Uzo Aduba; Album Now Available
 
A cast album of the rock and hip-hop musical Venice, which played an Off-Broadway run at The Public Theater in 2013, is released Sept. 23 from Ghostlight Records.

Jennifer Damiano
Jennifer Damiano

The musical has a book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax and lyrics by Sax and Rosen with additional music by Curtis Moore. Rosen and Clay previously collaborated on the one-man hip-hop work Clay, which was seen Off-Broadway at LCT3 in 2008.

Venice is available on iTunes and other digital outlets. The physical CD is solely available to order through Sh-K-Boom.com. The physical album includes a deluxe jewel case package containing a full-color 40-page booklet with lyrics, photos, a show synopsis, as well as an essay by Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis.

The album is produced by Matt Sax, Curtis Moore and Eric Rosen, with Sax serving as executive producer.

Listen to the exclusive track "If Only" performed by Jennifer Damiano:

The Off-Broadway cast, who are heard on the album, included Leslie Odom, Jr. (Leap of Faith), Haaz Sleiman (Food and Fadwa), Tony Award nominee Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal) as Willow Turner, Claybourne Elder (Road Show) as Michael Victor, Matt Sax as the Clown, Uzo Aduba (Godspell) as Anna Monroe, Jonathan-David (Les Misérables) as Theodore Westbrook, Victoria Platt (Jelly's Last Jam) as Emilia Monroe and Angela Polk (Crowns) with Hailey Daisy, and Emilee Dupre, Semhar Ghebremichael, Devin Roberts and Manuel Stark in the ensemble.

The track listing follows:

Citizens of Venice
Last Man
Waited All These Years
Anna
City at Sleep
Hailey Daisy
Sunrise
Liberation (Pull Up the People)
Never Wish War on a People
Final Hour Hymn
If Only
Poison
Willow
Wings
I Wanna Be Great
Put Out the Light
We're Not Children Anymore

Here's how it's billed: "Venice ignites the stage with a fusion of musical styles from hip-hop and rock to soaring anthems of love and hope, tracing a young man’s rise as he fights for what's right against a backdrop of deceit and sibling betrayal. Part epic romance, part political tale, Venice will transport you to a fallen city in the not-so-distant future where revolution is in the air, political structures are crumbling, and only the children of the city's fallen heroes can change the course of history."

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