Tomorrow Morning Musical Gets U.S. Cast Album and Aims for Off-Broadway

News   Tomorrow Morning Musical Gets U.S. Cast Album and Aims for Off-Broadway The Chicago cast of the musical Tomorrow Morning is recording an American cast album of the score by playwright-lyricist-composer Laurence Mark Wythe in the days leading up to the Dec. 7 final performance.
(clockwise:) Charissa Armon, Emily Thompson, Jonathan Rayson and Michael Mahler
(clockwise:) Charissa Armon, Emily Thompson, Jonathan Rayson and Michael Mahler

The album will feature all four principals of the current Chicago-premiere staging at the Greenhouse Theatre, including Charissa Armon (Katherine), Michael Mahler (John), Jonathan Rayson (Jack) and Emily Thompson (Kat). The new production got encouraging notices from Windy City critics. British writer Wythe is in Chicago for the recording sessions, Dec. 2-4.

This new U.S. cast recording is scheduled to be released early 2009 and will be available for sale via the show's website, www.tomorrowmorningthemusical.com.

Executive producer Hilary A. Williams and director-choreographer Tom Mullen said plans are being made for a 2009 Off-Broadway staging.

Tomorrow Morning "is about two couples, separated by time, yet bound together by the uncertainty of impending change and the ultimately redeeming power of love," according to production notes.

An early version of Tomorrow Morning had its world premiere at London's New End Theatre in 2006. In August 2007 a first draft of an Americanized script previewed in a reading at Theatre Building Chicago's Stages Festival of New Musicals. For the Chicago 2008 premiere staging, "significant adjustments were made to the script, and songs were added and deleted to raise the dramatic stakes."

For tickets or more information call the box office at (773) 404-7336 or visit www.tomorrowmorningthemusical.com.