Leap of Faith Original Broadway Cast Recording Due in December; Track List Announced
21 Nov 2012
The cast recording of the short-lived Broadway musical Leap of Faith, which features a score by composer Alan Menken and Glenn Slater, will be released digitally Dec. 4 and physically Dec. 18 on the Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records label.
Leap of Faith — about a con-man preacher (Raúl Esparza) who blows into a depressed, drought-plagued Kansas town, where he spars with a lady sheriff (Jessica Phillips) — closed May 13 at the St. James Theatre.
The complete track listing follows:
1. Rise Up 2. Rise Up (Reprise 1) 3. Fox In The Henhouse 4. Fields Of The Lord 5. Step Into The Light 6. Walking Like Daddy 7. Lost 8. I Can Read You 9. Like Magic 10. I Can Read You (Reprise) 11. Dancing In The Devil's Shoes 12. King Of Sin 13. Long Past Dreaming 14. Are You On The Bus? 15. People Like Us 16. Last Chance Salvation 17. If Your Faith Is Strong Enough 18. Jonas's Soliloquy 19. Rise Up (Reprise 2) 20. Leap Of Faith
Leap of Faith, based on the film comedy of the same name, opened April 26 following previews from April 3. Gospel and country punctuate the score by Menken and Slater. The libretto is by Warren Leight and original screenwriter Janus Cercone. It played 24 previews and 20 performances.
Leap of Faith had music supervision by Michael Kosarin, vocal and incidental music arrangements by Kosarin, dance music arrangements by Zan Mark, music direction by Brent-Alan Huffman and orchestrations by Michael Starobin and Joseph Joubert.
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.