08 Jul 2008
The debut solo recording from British actress Kerry Ellis, who is currently making her Broadway debut in the New York company of Wicked, is now available on-line.
Dress Circle, the London show-biz shop, is currently selling Ellis' "Wicked in Rock." The three-track disc includes two Wicked songs ("Defying Gravity" and "I'm Not That Girl") as well as "No One But You."
Produced by Brian May, the single CD features a 60-piece orchestra with Taylor Hawkins on drums and May on guitar.
After playing Elphaba in the West End production of Wicked, Kerry Ellis began performances in that role on Broadway June 17. She will return to the London company in December. Ellis portrayed Fantine in Les Misérables at the Queen's Theatre and Ellen in the national tour of Miss Saigon. She created the role of Meat in the London cast of We Will Rock You and has also been seen in productions of My Fair Lady and Merrily We Roll Along.
The recording is priced £8. Visit www.dresscircle.co.uk for more information.
The new CD, on the Duck label, is also available on iTunes and is for sale at The Gershwin Theatre in Manhattan.
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.