Little Fish CD, with Ripley, Jbara and Kimball, Arrives in Stores Sept. 9

News   Little Fish CD, with Ripley, Jbara and Kimball, Arrives in Stores Sept. 9
The cast recording of the Blank Theatre Company's production of Michael John LaChiusa's Little Fish is due in stores Sept. 9 on the Ghostlight Records label.

The cast of the Blank Theatre Company run — including Alice Ripley (as Charlotte), Chad Kimball (Marco), Gregory Jbara (Mr. Bunder), Robert Torti (Robert), Dina Morishita (Kathy), German Santiago (John Paul), Samantha Shelton (Cinder) and Brooke Tansley (Anne) — was recorded Nov. 12, 2007.

Joel Moss and the label's co-founder and producer, Kurt Deutsch, produced the disc, which features orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin. The recording is made possible by the Shen Family Foundation.

The recording features conductor David O on keyboards, Geoff Nudell on woodwinds, Kevin Tiernan on guitar, Dominik Hauser on bass, Kurt Walther on percussion and Bruce Coughlin on keyboard 2.

The complete track listing for Little Fish follows:
It's a Sign
The Pool
Winter Is Here
Short Story
John Paul
Cigarette Dream
I Ran
The Ninety-Year-Old Man
By the Way
Remember Me
Little Fish
Poor Charlotte
The Track
Flotsam (Reprise)
Simple Creature
In Two's and Three's

Suggested by the short stories of Deborah Eisenberg, Little Fish, according to press notes, "follows Charlotte [Ripley], a young writer of short stories, [who] confronts her past, present and future in post 9/11 Manhattan. She quits smoking and embarks on a modern day odyssey as she attempts to fill her nicotine-starved days with swimming at the Y." The one-act musical made its debut at Second Stage Theatre. Kirsten Sanderson directed the Blank Theatre Company production.

Michael John LaChiusa penned Send (who are you? I love you), Bernarda Alba, See What I Wanna See, The Highest Yellow, The Wild Party, Marie Christine, Lovers & Friends: (Chautauqua Variations), Little Fish, Hello Again, First Lady Suite, Break/Agnes/Eulogy for Mister Hamm and Chronicle of a Death Foretold. He received Tony nominations for Best Book of a Musical for Chronicle of a Death Foretold (with Graciela Daniele and Jim Lewis), Marie Christine and The Wild Party (with George C. Wolfe) and nominations for Original Score for Marie Christine and The Wild Party.

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