The cast recording of the new musical — based on the Adam Sandler film of the same name — is scheduled to arrive in stores June 6. It will be the first recording on the Masterworks Broadway label.
David Leonard, David Lai and Wedding Singer composer Matthew Sklar are producing the CD of the musical, which is currently in previews at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre. The official opening is scheduled for April 27.
Tony Award winner John Rando—of Urinetown fame —directs the musical, which is based on the popular 1998 New Line Cinema film. Composer Matthew Sklar and lyricist Chad Beguelin penned the score; the book was written by Beguelin and Tim Herlihy. Thoroughly Modern Millie Tony winner Rob Ashford choreographs.
Singer and comedian Stephen Lynch heads the cast as Robbie Hart opposite two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti, who plays his love interest Julia. The company also features Richard Blake, Kevin Cahoon, Felicia Finley, Rita Gardner, Matthew Saldivar and Amy Spanger.
Song titles include "It's Your Wedding Day," "Right on Time," "Awesome," "A Note From Linda," "Pop," "Somebody Kill Me," "Rosie's Note," "Casualty of Love," "Come Out of the Dumpster," "Today You Are a Man," "George's Prayer," "Not That Kind of Thing," "Saturday Night in the City," "All About the Green," "Right in Front of Your Eyes," "Single," "If I Told You," "Let Me Come Home," "Move That Thang" and "Grow Old With You."
Performance schedule for The Wedding Singer is Monday-Saturday at 8 PM and Wednesday and Saturday at 2 PM. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre is located in Manhattan at 302 West 45th Street. For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com.
For information about The Wedding Singer, visit www.theweddingsingerthemusical.com.