Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Damiano, Justin Guarini, Caissie Levy Will Be Heard on Drew Gasparini's "I Could Use a Drink" CD
11 Oct 2012
Drew Gasparini, whose songs will be heard in the upcoming season of NBC's "Smash," will head into the recording studio for the first time to record 17 songs with a mix of Broadway favorites.
The recording will feature the talents of Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Damiano, Justin Guarini, Caissie Levy, Alex Wyse (currently in rehearsals for Bare), Andy Mientus ("Smash"), Lindsay Mendez (Godspell), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Hair), Rachel Potter (Evita), Mykal Kilgore (The Book of Mormon), Nick Blaemire (Godspell), Alex Brightman (Wicked) and Australia’s Drew Weston (Mary Poppins).
The recording is described as "an eclectic mix of semi-autobiographical numbers (both poignant and hilarious) and progressive contemporary music theater." Charlie Rosen produces.
"This is the album I have wanted to record for years. Finally things have aligned and I couldn’t be happier with the team we have pulled together,” Gasparini said in a statement.
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.