"Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project," a two-CD, 26-song set of lullabies composed and sung by some of Broadway's finest, arrives May 8; a lavishly illustrated book and e-book are also released. Proceeds benefit the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Young Survival Coalition.
The book features cover illustration by cartoonist/playwright Jules Feiffer, along with a foreword written by Julie Andrews and her daughter Emma Walton Hamilton. Other illustrators include R. Gregory Christie, Richard Egielski, Betsy Lewin, Anna Louizos, Marc Simont, Neil Waldman, Tony Walton and Paul O. Zelinsky.
The project has also been documented in the form of a short film that tells the story of the Broadway Lullaby Project from conception to completion. "Through interviews and rare behind-the-scenes footage, Peabody and Emmy Award-winning documentarian Barbara Rick and Out of The Blue Films, Inc. chronicle the inspiration, rehearsals, recording sessions, and artistic processes of many of Broadway’s brightest stars, world-renowned jazz musicians, and our most-loved illustrators—all united to combat breast cancer through the comfort and beauty of music and art," according to press notes.
"Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project" is co-produced by Kate Dawson and Jodi Glucksman.
For more information visit overthemoonbroadway.com.
View a series of backstage glimpses of the making of the "Broadway Lullaby" recording:
All The Way
Art of the Brick
Bullets over Broadway
Heart and Lights
Of Mice and Men
The Bridges of Madison County
The Realistic Joneses
The Velocity of Autumn
Tony n' Tina's Wedding