Hot off Broadway Records' August release of the original cast recording of The View UpStairs, Playbill takes you behind the scenes and into the recording studio for a look at the album being made. Watch the company of The View UpStairs record “World Outside These Walls” in this new video.
Directed by Scott Ebersold, The View UpStairs opened February 28 at Off-Broadway's Lynn Redgrave Theater at the Culture Project. The story is inspired by one of the most significant but rarely spoken about attacks against the LGBTQ community that took place in a New Orleans gay bar called The UpStairs Lounge. Invisible Wall Productions was behind the New York premiere, which completed its run May 21.
The cast featured on the recording is made up of Jeremy Pope (Invisible Thread), Taylor Frey (How to Succeed…), Nathan Lee Graham (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Frenchie Davis (Rent), Benjamin Howes (Scandalous), Michael Longoria (Jersey Boys), Ben Mayne, Nancy Ticotin, Randy Redd (Million Dollar Quartet), Richard E. Waits, and Anthony Alfaro. James Dobinson serves as music supervisor and orchestrator.
The View UpStairs cast album was produced by Michael Croiter.