Off-Bway Finian's Rainbow Gets Cast Album From Sh-K-Boom Label

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The Irish Repertory Theatre's new concert staging of the classic musical, Finian's Rainbow, will be committed to a cast album June 7 in Manhattan.
Melissa Errico and Malcolm Gets in Finian's Rainbow.
Melissa Errico and Malcolm Gets in Finian's Rainbow. Photo by Carol Rosegg

Melissa Errico (who has since left the Off-Broadway engagement) and Malcolm Gets go into the studio with the Irish Rep cast to record the disc for the Sh-K-Boom Label. The disc will be part of the label's new imprint dedicated to "classic musicals...and contemporary vocalists and composers." Sh-K-Boom will also be announcing the name of its new imprint soon.

The official release date will be announced. Proceeds from the album will benefit the Irish Repertory Theatre. Joel Moss will produce the disc.

Irish Rep artistic director Charlotte Moore adapted the 1947 musical fantasy-satire, Finian's Rainbow, with lyrics by Yip Harburg and music by Burton Lane. The book is by Harburg and Fred Saidy.

Joining Errico (as Sharon) and Gets (as a leprechaun named Og) are Max von Essen as Woody, Jonathan Freeman as Finian, David Staller (serving as the Narrator), Jonathan Hadley, Eric Jackson, Jayne Ackley Lynch, Kimberly Dawn Neumann, John Sloman, Joacquin Stevens and Teri White. Kerry O'Malley (Into The Woods, Annie Get Your Gun), who took over for Melissa Errico in the production recently, will also be joining the cast on the recording.

Sh-K-Boom Records was founded by Kurt Deutsch in 2000 with the mission of bridging the gap between pop music and theatre. The label is committed to giving a voice to the new generation of Broadway composers and stars. Its other cast albums are the premiere recordings of The Last 5 Years, Debbie Does Dallas and Amour. Forthcoming releases include Paul Scott Goodman's rock opera Bright Lights, Big City with Patrick Wilson and Jesse L. Martin, and Adam Pascal's next solo album, "Civilian."

Sh-K-Boom recently recorded the 11-song promotional CD of the Off-Off-Broadway pop opera, Bare, which begins a commercial Off-Broadway run in the fall. No cast album plan has been announced for Bare.

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