Lysistrata Jones Cast Album Will Be Released in May; Bonus Track Planned
By Kenneth Jones
The cast album of the Broadway musical Lysistrata Jones — featuring the music and lyrics of Lewis Flinn — will be released on the Broadway Records label on May 15.
A digital release date will be announced in the coming weeks. The album will feature the complete Broadway score as well as a special bonus track (yet to be announced). As previously reported, the instrumentals were recently recorded. The Broadway cast will reunite on March 28 to record the album's vocals. (The troupe will also perform a concert of the show's songs at 7 PM and 9:30 PM April 9 at Joe's Pub.)
For more information, visit www.BroadwayRecords.com. Pre-orders are now being taken at amazon.com.
The album is produced by Lewis Flinn and Dean Sharenow. Van Dean and Kenny Howard are executive producers, along with Douglas Carter Beane, Sase Sham, Jana Shea and David Huntington.
The liner notes will include essays from the creative team, as well as complete lyrics.
The track listing is:
1. Right Now: Opening
Lysistrata Jones re-sets the ancient Greek comedy Lysistrata in a modern college-basketball setting. Tony Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (The Little Dog Laughed, Sister Act) penned the libretto.
The Broadway company of the well-reviewed Lysistrata Jones featured Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Liz Mikel (Hetaira), Josh Segarra (Mick), Jason Tam (Xander), and Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Robin) with Alexander Aguilar ('Uardo), Ato Blankson-Wood (Tyllus), Katie Boren (Lampito), Kat Nejat (Cleonice), LaQuet Sharnell (Myrrhine), Teddy Toye (Harold) and Alex Wyse (Cinesius).
Here's how the short-lived musical is characterized by its creators: "The Athens University basketball team hasn't won a game in 30 years. But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones (Patti Murin) dares the squad's fed-up girlfriends to stop 'giving it up' to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end. In this boisterous new musical comedy, Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give Aristophanes’ classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level."
Broadway Records "is a new label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway cast recordings and is a division of the theatrical production and investment company, The Broadway Consortium." Broadway Records' other upcoming releases include Bonnie & Clyde (Original Broadway Cast Recording) and an EP of songs from How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying featuring Nick Jonas. The Broadway Consortium (www.BroadwayConsortium.com) was co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. The general counsel for Broadway Records and The Broadway Consortium is Barry Miller.
For more information, visit www.LysistrataJones.com.
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