The original West End cast recording of Everybody's Talking About Jamie, released in the U.K. in April, is being brought stateside by Broadway Records. The album will be released in stores and as a digital download September 28, with pre-orders already available at BroadwayRecords.com.
Based on the 2011 documentary Jamie: Drag Queen at 16, Everybody's Talking About Jamie centers on a young drag queen who overcomes prejudice to step into the spotlight. The musical features music by The Feeling lead singer and songwriter Dan Gillespie Sells, and a book and lyrics by Tom MacRae.
Everybody's Talking About Jamie had its world premiere at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre in 2017, which led to a concept album featuring vocals by Sells, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Betty Boo, and the Sheffield production's stars John McCrea (as Jamie New) and Josie Walker (as his mother Margaret).
The Sheffield production transferred to the West End in November, 2017, with McCrea and Walker reprising their roles. The West End engagement, originally slated for a five month run, is currently selling tickets for performances through April 2019.
The production was broadcast live in U.K. movie theatres in July 2018, and there are plans to screen this capture internationally this fall. There have also been reports of a film adaptation in the works.
For more information or to pre-order, visit BroadwayRecords.com.