GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS PRESENTS “FALSETTOS” 2016 BROADWAY CAST RECORDING NOW AVAILABLE IN DIGITAL FORMATS — OUT ON CD AND IN STORES, 1/27/2017
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that the 2016 Broadway Cast Recording of William Finn and James Lapine’s Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS – based on the Lincoln Center Theater production – will have a U.S. digital release today, Friday, December 16, 2016. The worldwide digital release, with physical copies available in a two-disc set available online and in stores, is Friday, January 27, 2017. The first-ever full cast album of the renowned musical includes a 60-page full-color booklet with complete lyrics, production photos, and an essay from Lincoln Center Theater’s artistic director, André Bishop and Mindich Chair Musical Theater Associate Producer Ira Weitzman. FALSETTOS is currently running through January 8, 2017 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street) and is produced in association with Jujamcyn Theaters. The cast album was produced by Kurt Deutsch with Lawrence Manchester serving as co-producer. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/falsettos.
William Finn and James Lapine’s groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS (Best Book of a Musical and Best Original Score) has returned to Broadway in an all-new production from Lincoln Center Theater. Lapine returned to direct an extraordinary cast featuring Stephanie J. Block (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Tony nom.), Christian Borle (Something Rotten!, Tony Award), Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, Tony nom.), Anthony Rosenthal, Tracie Thoms, Brandon Uranowitz (An American in Paris, Tony nom.) and Betsy Wolfe.
FALSETTOS revolves around the life of a charming, intelligent, neurotic gay man named Marvin, his wife, lover, about-to-be-Bar-Mitzvahed son, their psychiatrist, and the lesbians next door. It’s a hilarious and achingly poignant look at the infinite possibilities that make up a modern family… and a beautiful reminder that love can tell a million stories.
“Growing up with FALSETTOS was a Game Changer musical for me. With its gorgeous score and trailblazing takes on love, life and crisis, FALSETTOS is one of our great musicals and we’re honored to preserve the new Broadway cast album on Ghostlight Records,” says the label’s founder Kurt Deutsch. “Having released Finn’s wonderful25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, we’re thrilled to add this recording to our catalog, especially featuring such an unbelievable cast breathing such magnificent life into this ‘tight-knit family.’”
According to The New York Times, “There’s hardly a moment in the exhilarating, devastating revival of the musicalFalsettos that doesn’t approach, or even achieve, perfection. It feels as fresh and startling as it did back in 1992.”Time Out New York raved that “few musicals have the range, idiosyncrasy and emotional punch of this profoundly unconventional and personal work.” Newsday called the show “brave and hilarious, a charming and deeply moving treasure” and added “Finn matches his jaunty and vaudevillian, then haunting, music to enormously quotable, conversational lyrics that catch in the throat as often as they stick in the mind.” The Chicago Tribune heralded the show as “a musical that throbs with passion and compassion, a masterwork. It is a unequivocal pleasure to let Finn’s music and lyrics return to your consciousness.”
FALSETTOS is directed by James Lapine, with choreography by Spencer Liff, sets by David Rockwell, costumes by Jennifer Caprio, lighting by Jeff Croiter, sound by Dan Moses Schreier, and musical direction by Vadim Feichtner, conducting Michael Starobin’s original orchestrations.
“FALSETTOS” TRACK LIST
ACT ONE – March of the Falsettos
- Four Jews in a Room Bitching
- A Tight-Knit Family / Love Is Blind
- The Thrill of First Love
- Marvin at the Psychiatrist (A Three-Part Mini-Opera)
- My Father’s a Homo / Everyone Tells Jason to See a Psychiatrist
- This Had Better Come to a Stop
- I’m Breaking Down
- Please Come to Our House / Jason’s Therapy
- A Marriage Proposal / A Tight-Knit Family (Reprise)
- Trina’s Song / March of the Falsettos
- The Chess Game
- Making a Home
- The Games I Play
- Marvin Hits Trina
- I Never Wanted to Love You
- Father to Son
ACT TWO – Falsettoland
- Falsettoland / About Time
- Year of the Child
- Miracle of Judaism
- The Baseball Game
- A Day in Falsettoland
- Everyone Hates His Parents
- What More Can I Say?
- Something Bad Is Happening / More Racquetball
- Holding to the Ground
- Days Like This
- Canceling the Bar Mitzvah
- Unlikely Lovers
- Another Miracle of Judaism
- Something Bad Is Happening (Reprise)
- You Gotta Die Sometime
- Jason’s Bar Mitzvah
- What Would I Do?
- Falsettoland (Reprise)
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 2016 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Bright Star by Steve Martin and Edie Brickell. Other notable recent releases include the 2016 “Best Musical Revival” Tony Award nominee She Loves Me, the 2015 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Something Rotten!, 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 Bee, The 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, Giant, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish) and Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The 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