Cast of Calvin Berger Celebrates New CD With Joe's Pub Concert Sept. 24
24 Sep 2012
Ghostlight Records will release the Original Cast Recording of Barry Wyner's new musical Calvin Berger, which was seen at the George Street Playhouse in a production directed by Tony winner Kathleen Marshall in 2010, Sept. 25. To celebrate the imminent release, the cast featured on the recording reunites Sept. 24 at 7 PM at Joe's Pub.
Performers include cast members Noah Weisberg, Krystal Joy Brown, David Hull and Dana Steingold as well as special guests Curt Hansen, F. Michael Haynie, Hayley Podschun and Tony nominee Tim Jerome.
The concert is directed by Travis Greisler, music-directed by Aron Accurso and produced by Katie Riegel.
Calvin Berger, which is loosely based on Cyrano De Bergerac, features orchestrations by three-time Tony winner Doug Besterman.
The complete track listing follows: 1. Opening Dream 2. Security Meltdown 3. I Can See Him Now 4. Don'tcha Think? 5. It Just Wasn't Meant to Happen 6. We're The Man! 7. Never Know 9. Saturday Alone 10. Act One Finale 11. Second Dream 12. Mr. Potato Head 13. Graduation Day 14. Saturday Alone (Reprise) 15. The Fight 16. How Can I Compete With That? 17. Perfect For You 18. We're The Man! (Reprise) 19. Calm, Cool, and Collected 20. Finale
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.