Next to Normal Company and Creators Celebrate Cast Recording May 12

News   Next to Normal Company and Creators Celebrate Cast Recording May 12 The original cast recording of the new Broadway musical Next to Normal arrives in stores May 12 following the April 7 digital release.
J. Robert Spencer and Alice Ripley in Arena Stage's Next to Normal.
J. Robert Spencer and Alice Ripley in Arena Stage's Next to Normal. Photo by Joan Marcus

The two-CD set, which features more than 30 songs, is available on the Ghostlight Records label. To celebrate the recording, cast members will perform at the Barnes & Noble Lincoln Center (1972 Broadway at 66th Street) May 12 at 4 PM. The entire company as well as co-creators Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey will be on hand to sign CDs following the free performance.

The cast — including Alice Ripley, J. Robert Spencer, Aaron Tveit, Jennifer Damiano, Adam Chanler-Berat and Louis Hobson — recorded the CD Feb. 11 and 12 in Manhattan. Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records president Kurt Deutsch and Grammy Award winner Joel Moss produced the recording.

Next to Normal features music by Tom Kitt and book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. The new musical was recently nominated for 11 Tony Awards, including Best Musical.

The complete track list follows:

Act 1
1. Prelude
2. Just Another Day (Company)
3. Everything Else (Natalie)
4. Who's Crazy/My Psychopharmacologist and I (Company)
5. Perfect for You (Natalie, Henry)
6. I Miss the Mountains (Diana)
7. It's Gonna Be Good (Company)
8. He's Not Here (Dan)
9. You Don't Know (Diana)
10. I Am the One (Dan, Gabe, Diana)
11. Superboy and the Invisible Girl (Natalie, Gabe, Diana)
12. I'm Alive (Gabe)
13. Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling (Company)
14. I Dreamed a Dance (Diana, Gabe)
15. There's a World (Gabe)
16. I've Been (Dan)
17. Didn't I See This Movie? (Diana)
18. A Light in the Dark (Dan, Diana) Act 2
1. Wish I Were Here (Company)
2. Song of Forgetting (Diana, Dan, Natalie)
3. Hey #1 (Natalie, Henry)
4. Seconds and Years (Doctor Madden, Dan, Diana)
5. Better Than Before (Diana, Dan, Natalie, Doctor Madden)
6. Aftershocks (Gabe)
7. Hey #2 (Natalie, Henry)
8. You Don’t Know (Reprise) (Diana, Doctor Madden)
9. How Could I Ever Forget? (Diana, Dan)
10. It's Gonna Be Good (Reprise) (Dan, Diana)
11. Why Stay?/A Promise (Diana, Natalie, Dan, Henry)
12. I'm Alive (Reprise) (Gabe)
13. The Break (Diana)
14. Make Up Your Mind/Catch Me I'm Falling (Reprise) (Diana, Gabe, Doctor Madden)
15. Maybe (Diana, Natalie)
16. Hey #3 / Perfect for You (Reprise) (Natalie, Gabe)
17. So Anyway (Diana)
18. I Am the One (Reprise) (Dan, Gabe)
19. Light (Company)

Next to Normal plays the Booth Theatre, 222 West 45th Street. For more information visit www.NextToNormal.com.

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