Ghostlight Records Off-Broadway's Gone Missing Oct. 2

News   Ghostlight Records Off-Broadway's Gone Missing Oct. 2
The Civilians, the Off-Broadway troupe behind the successful work Gone Missing, heads into the recording studio Oct. 2 to record the show's original cast album.

Original cast members Emily Ackerman, Damian Baldet, Jennifer R. Morris, Stephen Plunkett, Robbie Collier Sublett and Colleen Werthmann reunite for the recording session produced by Kurt Deutsch and Jan Folkson for Ghostlight Records. A release date will be announced shortly.

Gone Missing was written and directed by Steven Cosson with additional text by Peter Morris, and features music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Friedman most recently provided music for Shakespeare in the Park's production of Romeo and Juliet. Gone Missing was initially performed shortly after Sept. 11, 2001. Since that time the show has grown and now features a score by Friedman, which incorporates salsa, ballads, operetta and tuneful pop.

Kurt Deutsch, president of Ghostlight Records, said in a statement, "The Civilians are an important, vital theatre company and Michael Friedman is one of the brightest young composers working in modern musical theater today. It is an honor to be working with both. Hopefully by preserving Gone Missing, the recording will help lead to many future productions around the country."

Gone Missing, according to press notes, "is a collection of very personal accounts of things lost – everything from keys, personal identification and a Gucci pump to family heirlooms, your dog and your mind – creating a unique tapestry of the ways in which we deal with and relate to loss in our lives. . . . [The musical intertwines] stories of lost objects with those of the 'finders,' from a retired NYPD cop to a pet psychic."

Gone Missing, which extended for the second time through January of 2008, marks the commercial Off-Broadway debut for New York's acclaimed theatrical troupe The Civilians. The design team comprises Takeshi Kata (set design), Sarah Beers (costume design), Thomas Dunn (lighting design) and Ken Travis (sound design).

Tickets, priced $50, are available by calling (212) 239-6200 or by visiting The Barrow Street Theatre is located at 27 Barrow Street at Seventh Avenue South.

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