The world premiere cast recording of Cleopatra: The Musical Experience releases digitally and in stores July 12 from Broadway Records. Get a first listen to the show's star, Nya (Motown: The Musical) singing "On Top" above.
With music by Jeff Daye and lyrics by Daye and Laura Kleinbaum, Cleopatra tells the story of the legendary Queen of the Nile through an immersive theatrical party which fuses music, dance, theatre, and nightlife—complete with a DJ. The work played New York's Chelsea Music Hall last fall with a cast led by Nya as Cleopatra and Christian Brailsford (The Lion King) as Marc Antony. RuPaul's Drag Race contestant Dusty Ray Bottoms appeared as the Mistress of Ceremonies. The production was directed and choreographed by JT Horenstein.
The cast also featured Sydney Parra as Iris Parra and Corbin Payne as Octavian. Brendan Henderson, Alison Ingelstrom, Yuriko Miyake, Cody Mowrey, Alexia Sielo, Timothy Wilson, and Audrey Rose Young rounded out the cast as Citizens of Alexandria.
In "He's Home," below, Bottoms welcomes Marc Antony back to Egypt.
In the show's finale, "Who You Were Tonight," Cleopatra (Nya) chooses to save her subjects from battle by sacrificing herself.
The album is available to order at BroadwayRecords.com.