Madonna and "Moulin Rouge" Producer to Oversee New Springer Album

News   Madonna and "Moulin Rouge" Producer to Oversee New Springer Album Buzz is growing about the planned new recording of Jerry Springer — The Opera, as Marius de Vries has now signed as the album’s producer.
David Bedella as Satan in Jerry Springer: The Opera
David Bedella as Satan in Jerry Springer: The Opera

De Vries, who received acclaim for the London cast CD of Bombay Dreams, is one of the best-known producers. He’s received multi Grammy nominations for Madonna’s “Ray Of Light” album, Baz Luhrmann’s “Moulin Rouge” and Robbie Robertson’s “Contact From the Underworld of Redboy” and has worked with top acts including Annie Lennox, Bjork, David Bowie, David Gray, Massive Attack, Neil Finn and U2. In contrast to the live and complete London cast album, the new CD will feature a variety of famous singers in songs from the show (presumably re imagined, since the operatic, through-sung format doesn’t easily lend itself to excerpts). Although the show’s representatives won’t divulge any specific names, one said, “We are hoping that Marius will bring in some of the people he has worked with in the past.”