By Michael Gioia
13 Feb 2013
"I Could Use a Drink: The Songs of Drew Gasparini" will be available beginning Feb. 25. The album features performances from Gasparini, Kacie Sheik (Hair), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Jennifer Damiano (Next To Normal), Justin Guarini (American Idiot), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Rachel Potter (Evita), Nick Blaemire (Godspell), Lindsay Mendez (Dogfight), Ben Crawford (Shrek), Blake Daniel (Spring Awakening), Alex Wyse (Lysistrata Jones), Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), Alex Brightman (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Hair), Tim Ehrlich (Off-Broadway's Rent), Caissie Levy (Ghost), Jordan (Newsies), Mykal Kilgore (The Book of Mormon), Kasie Gasparini, Chloe Gasparini and Kele Gasparini.
"No Turning Back Now," performed by Jordan, is from Gasparini's musical Circles — four separate stories about four separate couples, each with an obstacle to overcome.
Listen to the track below:
|"No Turning Back Now"|
"I Could Use a Drink" is described as "an eclectic mix of semi-autobiographical numbers (both poignant and hilarious) and progressive contemporary music theater." Charlie Rosen produces.
Gasparini, whose song "Good For You" will air on the Feb. 19 episode of "Smash" and is performed on the series by Katharine McPhee, is also the composer of Above My Pay Grade, Inappropriate Stories Told At a Bar and Crazy, Just Like Me, which will have a free reading at the York Theater at St. Peter's Feb. 22.
For more on the composer and his works, read Playbill.com's Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know.