Patrick Wilson, who created the role of Jamie in the original Off-Broadway production, will head the cast of the recording. The company will also include former Renter Jesse L. Martin, Aida's Sherie Rene Scott, Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole, recent Bounce stars Gavin Creel and Richard Kind, Wicked standby Eden Espinosa, Swing!'s Everett Bradley as well as Anne Marie Milazzo, Sharon Leal and Celia Keenan-Bolger. Based on the novel by Jay McInerney, Bright Lights, Big City concerns the life of young New Yorker Jamie, who seems to have it all: good looks, a successful model wife, a job at a prestigious magazine and many friends. During one week, however, his life spins out of control and his search for his true self begins anew. The Off-Broadway production at New York Theatre Workshop was directed by Rent's Michael Grief. Composer Paul Scott Goodman was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland. Bright Lights was the first major production of his work.
A revised version of Bright Lights, Big City was recently presented in concert at the Guggenheim's Peter Lewis Auditorium, part of the museum's "Works and Process" series. Kurt Deutsch — of Sh-K-Boom Records — directed the Guggenheim evenings with musical direction by Roger Butterley. The recording will feature this version.
A release date will be announced shortly. Visit www.sh-k-boom.com for more information.