Following a successful run last year at Brooklyn’s 3 Dollar Bill, Xena: Warrior Musical has announced an all-star cast album.
Featuring material by writers S.C. Lucier and Meghan Rose, and produced in collaboration with New York Theatre Barn, Xena will release an album featuring Grammy winner Jenn Colella (Come From Away), Tony nominee L Morgan Lee (A Strange Loop), Taylor Iman Jones (Six, The Devil Wears Prada), and Wren Rivera (Jagged Little Pill, Between the Lines). The album, released by Theatre Barn Records, will be available for streaming November 10.
With characters inspired by the hit '90s television series Xena: Warrior Princess, the new musical Xena: Warrior Musical explores the queer love story at the heart of the show's narrative. The album will also feature the original New York cast, including Tara Andujar, Drew Bondy, Josh Carandang, Tehilah Caviness, Stephanie Craven, Grace Hamashima, Chloe Kostman, Jessie MacBeth, Ezra Noel, Khalid Rivera, Lizz Sooy, Brennan Stylez, and Chase Wolfe.
“This is our thank you to the TV series and the important role it played in solidifying queer fandom,” said co-writer S.C. Lucier. “Xena was ahead of her time, embodying the values we aspire to today. As a kid who leaned heavily on Xena while coming out, it’s healing to see the relationship between Xena and Gabrielle depicted as it was always intended to be, celebrating who they are unapologetically.”
For more about Xena: Warrior Musical, visit XenaWarriorMusical.com.