The original cast recording of Andrew R. Butler's sci-fi folk musical, Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future, is set to drop March 27 in an exclusive release from Broadway Records. Ahead of the release, Playbill offers a first listen to the track "We Are and We Are," performed by Stacey Sargeant and the full company; listen to it above.
Also featured on the album—which doubles as a concept album featuring narration by Rags Parkland (played by Butler)—are Rick Burkhardt, Tony Jarvis, Jessie Linden, and Debbie Christine Tjong.
Set 250 years in the future, Rags Parkland takes place in an environmentally ravaged world where humans are built in black market labs, and Mars is a forced labor camp for underground outlaws.
The musical received its acclaimed world premiere in fall 2018 in a production from Ars Nova, directed by Jordan Fein. The show—and album—has a book, music, and lyrics by Butler.
The original cast recording is produced by David Treatman and Tony Maimone and distributed by Broadway Records.