Alexander Sage Oyen Will Record Moment by Moment With Emma Hunton, Jason Gotay, George Salazar, Alice Lee, Zak Resnick
10 Mar 2014
Composer Alexander Sage Oyen's song cycle Moment by Moment, featuring songs about love, cults and McDonald's, will be recorded with the cast that premiered the show at 54 Below last summer.
The concert version of Oyen's song cycle featured Alice Lee (Bare, Spring Awakening, Heathers), Emma Hunton (Spring Awakening, Next to Normal), Jason Gotay (Bring It On, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), Zak Resnick (Mamma Mia!) and George Salazar (Godspell, Here Lies Love), all of whom will record their performances for the album.
Music director Charlie Rosen is at the helm of the recording, which will be produced by The Benge Group and released in summer 2014. Benjamin Rauhala assists.
"Moment by Moment, in essence, is a show comprised of musical theatre short stories," composer Oyen previously said about the song cycle. "However, if you look closer, you can find that each story teller has an arc and their own individual story to tell. The show will have some world-premiere tunes in it and some brand spankin' new orchestrations."
The album will be funded in part through a Kickstarter campaign, which can be found here.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.