Avenue Q Star Will Salute Book Musicals On New Solo Recording

News   Avenue Q Star Will Salute Book Musicals On New Solo Recording
West End leading man Jon Robyns, who has appeared in the London productions of Avenue Q and Les Miserables, will perform songs from book musicals on his debut solo recording.

The recording, which is entitled "Open Book," will be released on the Curtain Records label on a date to be announced shortly.

"When I was approached to record an album, a million ideas went through my head at once," actor-singer Robyns said in a statement. "What should the theme be? Should it be classic or modern? British or American? New writing? Standards? In the end what we've put together is an eclectic array of modern classics and time enduring songs that have all affected me in some way.

"The title, 'Open Book,' refers firstly to the fact that all the tracks are from book musicals. The book musical integrates music, lyrics and script, and for me, the seamless transition between sung and spoken word is what makes musical theatre such an exciting form of story-telling. 'Open Book'’s second reference is to this being, I hope, the first chapter of more recordings to follow. The title also refers to how much of myself I have put into each and every song."

Although a track listing is not final, Robyns told Playbill.com that some of the songs will include Carousel's "You'll Never Walk Alone," Into the Woods' "Agony" and The Hired Man's "Fade Away"; the last two are duets with Mark Evans and Gina Beck, respectively.

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