The cast of the Blank Theatre Company run — including Alice Ripley (as Charlotte), Chad Kimball (Marco), Gregory Jbara (Mr. Bunder), Robert Torti (Robert), Dina Morishita (Kathy), German Santiago (John Paul), Samantha Shelton (Cinder) and Brooke Tansley (Anne) — was recorded Nov. 12, 2007.
Joel Moss and the label's co-founder and producer, Kurt Deutsch, produced the disc, which features orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin. The recording is made possible by the Shen Family Foundation.
The recording features conductor David O on keyboards, Geoff Nudell on woodwinds, Kevin Tiernan on guitar, Dominik Hauser on bass, Kurt Walther on percussion and Bruce Coughlin on keyboard 2.
The complete track listing for Little Fish follows:
It's a Sign
Winter Is Here
The Ninety-Year-Old Man
By the Way
In Two's and Three's
Suggested by the short stories of Deborah Eisenberg, Little Fish, according to press notes, "follows Charlotte [Ripley], a young writer of short stories, [who] confronts her past, present and future in post 9/11 Manhattan. She quits smoking and embarks on a modern day odyssey as she attempts to fill her nicotine-starved days with swimming at the Y." The one-act musical made its debut at Second Stage Theatre. Kirsten Sanderson directed the Blank Theatre Company production.
Michael John LaChiusa penned Send (who are you? I love you), Bernarda Alba, See What I Wanna See, The Highest Yellow, The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Lovers & Friends: (Chautauqua Variations), Little Fish, Hello Again, First Lady Suite, Break/Agnes/Eulogy for Mister Hamm and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. He received Tony nominations for Best Book of a Musical for Chronicle of a Death Foretold (with Graciela Daniele and Jim Lewis), Marie Christine and The Wild Party (with George C. Wolfe) and nominations for Original Score for Marie Christine and The Wild Party.
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