By Michael Gioia
03 Oct 2013
Lyons and Pakchar recorded "#LOVE" live at their Aug. 19 concert at The Cutting Room with a cast that included Warren (Bring It On), Afi Bijou, Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Raena White, Cedric Neal (After Midnight), Christine Dwyer, Melody Madarasz, Anastacia McCleskey (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Corey Mach (Godspell), Ben Roseberry, Mykal Kilgore (Hair), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act), Anita Welch and Darius Harper (The Book of Mormon national tour).
"#LOVE," an 11-song album that will be released digitally Dec. 9, mixes pop, R&B and theatre to explore "the good, bad and awkward roller coasters in human relationships."
Listen to "Kinda Over You":
A track listing of the album follows:
"Kinda Over You" - Adrienne Warren featuring Afi Bijou
"Smile" - Eric Michael Krop
"Free" - Raena White
"The Sexy Song" - Cedric Neal
"Let Go" - Christine Dwyer
"1st Song of Summer" - Lyons and Pakchar
"Sweet Pea" - Melody Madarasz
"Not Meant to Be in Love" - Anastacia McCleskey
"Who I Am" - Corey Mach
"Inside" - Ben Roseberry
"Crush" - Mykal Kilgore
Additionally, the duo will release "Let Go" Oct. 15 and a free download of "Kinda Over You." The release of "#LOVE" will be celebrated in concert Dec. 9 at Rockwood Music Hall at 9 PM with performers that include Katie Thompson, Marty Thomas, Krystal Joy Brown and Alexa Green.
Lyons and Pakchar began collaborating while touring with The Book of Mormon. Lyons, who handles lyrics and music, is a Broadway actor who currently appears in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and has performed in Rent and Dreamgirls. Pakchar, a guitarist and composer who has played for the Broadway productions of Wicked, Book of Mormon and Newsies, provides orchestration and additional music. The two are developing a musical entitled '79, inspired by the score of "#LOVE."