She expressed the wish in an Oct. 12 interview with Billboard magazine, tied to the Oct. 9 release of the Mercury Classics/Universal Music cast album of the London production of The Light Princess.
She described the musical to Billboard as “a 21st-century fairytale [that] deals with issues that teenagers are dealing with today. And I felt like musical theater, we all know it can do that. It doesn’t just have to entertain, and I do think that there are some tough subjects being tackled"—including falling in love, blossoming sexuality and its consequences, and body issues. “But I also would like to think that [teens can] feel empowered [when they hear or see the play], and that’s what drives me.”
She said she is seeking "the right Broadway producers who want to uphold that sacred oath that the album is making with teenagers and their story.”
She offered no producer names or a production timetable.
It's the first stage musical from Amos, who contributed music to the soundtracks of films including "Toys," "Great Expectations" and "Higher Learning." The two-disc recording features two bonus tracks from composer Amos, who previously tweeted about the new recording.
— tori amos (@toriamos) July 21, 2015
The complete track listing follows:
|1. Prologue: Once Upon a Time|
|2. My Own Land|
|3. My Fairy-Story|
|4. Queen Material|
|5. Sealand Supremacy|
|6. Zephyrus Call & Levity|
|9. The Gauntlet|
|10. Better Than Good|
|11. The Solution|
|12. Highness in the Sky|
|13. Proverbs & Let the Bells Ring & God, the Horror|
|14. No H2O|
|15. Zephyrus Call Reprise & Althea Reprise|
|16. Darkest Hour|
|17. After Darkest Hour|
|2. Tinkle, Drizzle, Bubble and Gush|
|3. Nothing More Than This, Part One|
|4. Part Two: Queen of the Lake|
|6. The Whistleblower|
|7. My Little Girl's Smile|
|8. Bitter Fate|
|9. The Wedding|
|10. Crash in the Universe|
|12. Gravity and Epilogue: Once Upon a Time|
|15. Highness in the Sky (Tori Amos)|
|16. Darkest Hour (Tori Amos)|
The Light Princess, which features music and lyrics by Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson, opened at the National's Lyttelton Theatre in October 2013. Described in press materials as a "dark fairytale about grief, rebellion and the power of love," it was directed by Marianne Elliott.
The album, which was recorded in Amos' U.K. studio, reunites the complete National Theatre cast.
The original London cast featured Amy Booth-Steel, Stephanie Bron, Vivien Carter, James Charlton, Rosalie Craig (Althea), Hal Fowler, Owain Gwynn, Nicola Hart, Nick Hendrix (Digby), C J Johnson, Luke Johnson, David Langham, Richard Lowe, Tommy Luther, Jamie Muscato, Emma Norin, Malinda Parris, Kane Oliver Parry, Adam Pearce, Caspar Phillipson, Laura Pitt-Pulford, Clive Rowe, Nuno Silva, Phoebe Street, Ben Thompson and Lynne Wilmot.
A First Look at Tori Amos Musical The Light Princess at London's National Theatre
The show is "set in opposing kingdoms that are home to a princess and a prince who have lost their mothers. Althea, unable to cry, became light with grief and floated, and so was locked away. Digby became so heavy-hearted that he could never smile, and so was trained as a warrior. One day, he declares war. Althea is forced out of hiding and down to ground but, in defiance of her father, she escapes, only to encounter the solemn prince on contested land. Beside a lake the warring heirs begin a passionate and illicit affair. But for Althea to find real love, she must first confront the world’s darkness and face her own deepest fears."
Amos is a multi Grammy-nominated singer/composer/pianist whose catalogue of 13 albums have sold more than 12 million copies. They include her debut 1992 album "Little Earthquakes," "Under The Pink" in 1994 (with the worldwide hit "Cornflake Girl"); and "Boys For Pele" in 1996 which featured the U.K. chart-topping "Professional Widow." Her latest two recordings have been on the classical label Deutsche Grammophon, for whom her label debut "Night of Hunters" won an Echo Music Award in 2012, and with which she also made history by becoming the first woman simultaneously to have a top 10 album on the U.S. Billboard Charts in the Classical, Alternative and Rock Categories.
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