The album will be at digital music providers starting March 30. The partnership is meant to focus on "the marketing, promotion, and distribution of Wildhorn's national and international theatre recordings" and "create a home to find, nurture, develop and market new talent."
Composer Wildhorn's musicals include Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Dracula and Victor/Victoria.
"I am so excited, honored, and grateful to begin what I hope will be a wonderful, longtime musical adventure with Sony Masterworks," Wildhorn said in a statement. "I hope we will be able to create and bring out exciting new works from the new shows and the artists that come from them, both in the U.S. and just as important, internationally."
Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure has music by Wildhorn and lyrics by Jack Murphy (The Civil War, The Count of Monte Cristo, Carmen), and a book by Murphy and Gregory Boyd (The Civil War). Like Jekyll & Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel and The Civil War before it, Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure is a concept recording of the Broadway-bound work in progress.
Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure was commissioned and produced by Judy Lisi, president of the David A. Stratz Center for the Performing Arts (formerly the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center), in partnership with the Alley Theatre in Houston, TX, where Wildhorn is an associate artist. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure is produced by Wildhorn and longtime partner Jeremy Roberts, who also created the arrangements for the recording. The concept album contains 15 tracks featuring original cast members Janet Dacal (as Alice), Jose Llana, Karen Mason, Darren Ritchie, Nikki Snelson, Tad Wilson, Julie Brooks, Ed Staudenmayer and more.
For more information, visit www.frankwildhorn.com. For interviews, video clips and future performance dates, visit www.wonderlandthemusical.org.