People Like Us — with Matt Bogart — to Be Recorded

News   People Like Us — with Matt Bogart — to Be Recorded The new musical People Like Us, which was presented in September at the Barrow Group Theatre as part of the New York Music Theatre Festival, will be recorded for CD release.

Matt Bogart and Pamela Bob co-starred in the musical, and Bogart’s official website says the duo will record the score in April for future release on the Jay Records label.

People Like Us features book and lyrics by Todd Almond and Gus Kaikkonen and music by Almond. Kaikkonen also directed the recent New York production.

The musical, according to production notes, concerns "Pam, who left Matt at the altar almost ten years ago [and] has since begun a successful career at NYU; Matt has become a famous television and movie star. After a chance meeting years later, can they compromise their professional aspirations for their heart's desire? In life, which element rules supreme: love or career? How can two people be together when they are a world apart?"

Matt Bogart was seen as Paul in the Kennedy Center mounting of Stephen Sondheim's Company, and his Broadway credits include Aida, The Civil War, Miss Saigon and Smokey Joe's Cafe. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music, Bogart has appeared in regional productions of Camelot, Carousel and Side Show, and his debut solo recording, "Simple Songs," is available on the Jay Records label. He was also part of the premiere cast of Frank Wildhorn's Camille Claudel at Goodspeed, and his recent theatrical credits include Himself and Nora (Old Globe), Phantom (Music Theatre of Wichita) and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (Kennedy Theatre).

Pamela Bob has been seen in New York in Cam Jansen and The Gay Divorce. Her regional credits include Sisters of Swing; Annie Get Your Gun; Syncopation; Keep on the Sunny Side; You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Picasso at the Lapin Agile; Babes in Arms; Swingin' On a Star; Suburbia; and Gypsy.