Taboo's Original Broadway Cast Recording Due in May

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DRG Records will release the eagerly-awaited original Broadway cast recording of Taboo this summer.

The DRG website lists May 25 as the release date for the cast recording of the Rosie O'Donnell-produced musical. Tony voters have already received an advance copy of the recording, which features a score by Boy George. The musical, which closed on Broadway Feb. 8, recently received five Drama Desk nominations, including those for Outstanding Music and Outstanding Lyrics. With a new book by Charles Busch, Taboo concerned the lives of two larger-than-life personalities involved in the eighties London club scene: the Kent-born singer Boy George, who rose to fame and international acclaim via the pop group Culture Club; and performance artist Leigh Bowery, who became known for his outlandish costumes and make-up before an early death from AIDS. Their stories were told against the background of the London club Taboo, which featured an array of self-proclaimed "freaks."

The Broadway cast featured Boy George, Sarah Uriarte Berry, Jeffrey Carlson, Raúl Esparza, Donnie R. Keshawarz, Liz McCartney, Euan Morton and Cary Shields. The Boy George score includes "Freak/Ode to Attention Seekers," "Stranger in This World," "Safe in the City," "Dress to Kill," "Genocide Peroxide," "I'll Have You All," "Sexual Confusion," "Pretty Lies," "Guttersnipe," "Love Is a Question Mark," "Do You Really Want to Hurt Me," "Church of the Poison Mind/Karma Chameleon," "Everything Taboo," "Talk Amongst Yourselves," "The Fame Game," "I See Through You," "Ich Bin Kunst," "Petrified," "Out of Fashion," "Il Adore" and "Come On In From the Outside."

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A scene from <i>Taboo</i>
A scene from Taboo Photo by Joan Marcus
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