The recording, which features book, music and lyrics by Stephen Dolginoff, is also available for purchase on-line at www.thrillmethemusical.com.
Thrill Me, about thrill killers Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, began previews at the York Theatre Company in May 2005 and was extended three times, finally ending its run Aug. 21, 2005. The new recording features Doug Kreeger as Richard Loeb and composer Dolginoff as Nathan Leopold. Eugene Gwozdz was the musical director and arranger for the musical and can be heard as the pianist on the new CD.
The musical drama, according to production notes, "recounts the chilling tale of the legendary duo who committed one of the most infamous and heinous crimes of the 20th century. Set in 1924 Chicago, it chronicles the events that led childhood friends Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb to forever be remembered as 'the thrill killers.'"
The complete track listing for Thrill Me follows:
"Everybody Wants Richard"
"Nothing Like a Fire"
"A Written Contract"
"Way Too Far"
"My Glasses"/"Just Lay Low"
"I'm Trying To Think"
"Keep Your Deal With Me"
"Life Plus 99 Years"/Finale"
In 2006-2007, Thrill Me will see stagings in Dallas, TX; Buffalo, NY; Sydney, Australia; St. Petersburg, FL; Philadelphia, PA; Seattle, WA; Richmond, VA; and Seoul, South Korea. Visit www.thrillmethemusical.com for more details.