Ghostlight Records Releases THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM cast recording Sept. 9

The Robber Bridegroom - CD Cover

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the critically-acclaimed musical revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM from Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) on Friday, September 9, 2016. The production is the recipient of three 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards, for Outstanding Revival, Outstanding Lead Actor (Steven Pasquale) and Outstanding Featured Actress (Leslie Kritzer). The album was produced by Kurt Deutsch and Alex Timbers. The 16-page full-color booklet includes production photography, a special note from director Alex Timbers and a synopsis by lyricist/librettist Alfred Uhry. Starting on Friday, August 19, customers that pre-order the album on iTunes will immediately receive the track “Steal with Style. Other selections will become available prior to the album release. To order, please visit sh-k-boom.com/robber-bridegroom.

A special preview video preview of “Steal with Stylewith exclusive studio footage is available on YouTube HERE.

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM, a Southern-fried celebration of American myth-making as well as the art of making theatre, is an irreverent, thrilling, jubilant musical comedy pulsing with life and imagination.The recording features the original cast, including Andrew Durand, Evan Harrington,Greg Hildreth, Lortel winner Leslie Kritzer, Ahna O’Reilly, Lortel winner Steven Pasquale, Nadia Quinn, Lance Roberts and Devere Rogers.

Directed by Alex Timbers and choreographed by Connor Gallagher, with music direction by Justin Levine, Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM is produced in association with Daryl Roth, and includes book & lyrics by Alfred Uhry, music by Robert Waldman and orchestrations by Justin Levine & Martin Lowe. The design team includes Donyale Werle (Sets), Emily Rebholz (Costumes),Jake DeGroot & Jeff Croiter (Lighting), Darron L West & Charles Coes (Sound), Leah Loukas (Wig & Make-Up), Jacob Grigolia-Rosenbaum (Fight Director) and John Miller (Music Coordinator).

The Robber Bridegroom - CD Cover

Based on the short story by beloved Southern writer Eudora Welty, THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM transports the audience to the Natchez Trace in Mississippi, a dangerous and mysterious corner of the country teeming with a rogue’s gallery of the most beguiling con men, hucksters, and charlatans you’ll ever meet. Chief among them, Jamie Lockhart (Pasquale)—fair-faced gentleman by day, hard-hearted bandit of the woods by night. When he falls for the beautiful daughter of a wealthy planter, his world and code of ethics are turned upside down.

When this production opened Off-Broadway it was hailed as an “exceedingly high-spirited revival” by The New York Times, “totally stylish and deeply entertaining” by Entertainment Weekly, and “exceptionally charming” from Deadline. AM New York called it a “rollicking barroom jamboree” and said “its bluegrass score ranges in tone from rambunctious to tender.”

THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM benefits from Roundabout’s Musical Theatre Fund with lead gifts from The Howard Gilman Foundation and Perry and Marty Granoff. The cast album is made possible, in part, by the generosity of Alfred Uhry and Robert Waldman. 

“THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM” TRACK LIST          

  1. Once Upon the Natchez Trace
  2. Two Heads
  3. Steal With Style
  4. Rosamund’s Dream
  5. The Pricklepear Bloom
  6. Nothin’ Up
  7. Deeper in the Woods
  8. Marriage Is Riches
  9. Deeper in the Woods (Reprise)
  10. Love Stolen
  11. Poor Tied Up Darlin’
  12. Kitchen Girl (Mean as a Snake)
  13. Goodbye Salome
  14. Sleepy Man
  15. Where Oh Where
  16. Love Stolen (Wedding Reprise)
  17. Finale

ABOUT SH-K-BOOM & GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS

Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 150 records in the last 16 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2015 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Something Rotten! Other notable recent releases include the 2016 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, the 2016 “Best Musical Revival” Tony Award nominee She Loves Me, the 2014 “Best Musical” Tony Award winner A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the 2014 “Best Score” Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Other highlights of the catalogue include OBCRs of Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeThe Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest names: Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa (First Daughter Suite, GiantSee What I Wanna SeeLittle Fish) and Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew JacksonLove’s Labour’s LostThe Fortress of Solitude), as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. www.sh-k-boom.com