The cast recording of Sondheim's first musical in over a decade does not officially arrive in stores until June 30, however the record labels are currently accepting pre-orders for the disc online. Samples are currently available for listening on the label's website as well.
The 17-track cast recording of Road Show arrives with complete lyrics, a full synopsis and liner notes on the development of the musical, as well as black and white photos of the Off-Broadway engagement at The Public Theater and from the Feb. 23 recording session. Artwork also includes a rendering of Addison Mizner's 1919 creation El Mirasol.
It was also revealed that Music Theatre International (MTI), which represents the musicals for which Sondheim wrote music and lyrics, will license live dramatic performance rights to the chamber musical.
Featuring a book by John Weidman and a score by Sondheim, Road Show spans 40 years of American history, from the Gold Rush to the Florida real-estate boom in the 1930s. According to production notes, "Road Show is the story of two brothers whose quest for the American dream turns into a test of morality and judgment that changes their lives in unexpected ways."
Tony-winning Sweeney Todd director John Doyle helmed the Public Theater world premiere of Road Show, which featured Tony winner Michael Cerveris and Alexander Gemignani as the eccentric Wilson and Addison Mizner, respectively. The cast also included Alma Cuervo as Mama, William Parry as Papa, Claybourne Elder as Hollis and ensemble members Aisha de Haas, Colleen Fitzpatrick, Mylinda Hull, Mel Johnson, Jr., Orville Mendoza, Anne L. Nathan, Tom Nelis, Matt Stocke, William Youmans and Kristine Zbornik.
The entire Public Theater cast of Road Show is represented on the recording.
The complete track listing for Road Show follows: "Waste"
"It's In Your Hands Now"
"That Was a Year"
"Isn't He Something!"
"The Best Thing That Ever Has Happened"
"The Game (Reprise)"
PS Classics co-founder Tommy Krasker produces the Road Show recording. Krasker also co-produced the Nonesuch Records world premiere recording of Road Show's earlier incarnation, Bounce, which played out-of-town engagements in Chicago and Washington, DC in 2004.
PS Classics and Nonesuch Records previously united to record the Grammy-nominated cast album of the 2006 Broadway revival of Company.