Cast Album of Marry Me A Little, With Lauren Molina and Jason Tam, Released Digitally Sept. 24
24 Sep 2013
Lauren Molina and Jason Tam
Photo by Carol Rosegg
The Ghostlight Records cast album of the Keen Company's 2012 revival of the Stephen Sondheim revue Marry Me A Little, which starred Lauren Molina and Jason Tam, is released digitally Sept. 24.
Keen artistic director Jonathan Silverstein staged the extended Off-Broadway production that returned to New York last fall. The production featured new songs and a modern-day twist.
Joel Moss produced the new album, with Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producer. Musical director is John Bell. Marry Me A Little will be released in stores Nov. 19.
Created by original Sweeney Todd cast member Craig Lucas and Norman René, the original Off-Broadway run of Marry Me a Little debuted in 1981 starring Lucas and Suzanne Henry at the Actors' Playhouse.
This updated production of Marry Me a Little featured several new songs, including "Rainbows," a duet penned for the Baker and his Wife in a previous film treatment of Into the Woods. It replaced "Two Fairytales."
Director Silverstein previoulsy shared some additional details on the song with Playbill.com. "'Rainbows' is a song that has never been performed before," he said. "It's a song from the never-made Into the Woods film, and it would have been sung by the Baker and his Wife talking about having children, or not having children, and it's really those two points of view of the optimist and the pessimist. It makes sense in that story and it makes sense in our story, because we have this man and this woman having very different journeys throughout the evening and so they use the song to work through their issues with one another."
Also added were "Yoo-Hoo!," cut from Sunday In the Park With George, replacing "Pour La Sport"; and the Follies song "Ah But Underneath," replacing "Uptown, Downtown."
Marry Me a Little includes such songs as "So Many People," "The Girls of Summer," "All Things Bright and Beautiful," "There Won't Be Trumpets," "Can That Boy Foxtrot," "Bang!," "Your Eyes Are Blue," "Happily Ever After," "It Wasn't Meant to Happen" and "A Moment with You."
Molina has been seen on Broadway in Rock of Ages and Sweeney Todd, as well as Mary Zimmerman's Candide at the Huntington, Goodman and Shakespeare theatres. Tam appeared on Broadway in Lysistrata Jones, A Chorus Line and Les Misérables.
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.