Cast Albums Blog

Month Archive:  September 2012

Anthony Rapp records WITHOUT YOU for PS Classics

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Without You, Anthony Rapp's one-man show based on his NY Times best-selling memoir, was recorded by PS Classics on September 17. The show, which documents Rapp's experience in RENT and his mother's battle with cancer, most recently played London’s Menier Chocolate Factory. The album will be released on November 27.

Additionally, PS Classics is re-releasing Christine Andreas' 2003 recording The Carlyle Set. Based on Andreas’s sold-out engagement at New York’s Café Carlyle, the album features an irresistible blend of theater and pop songs, highlighted by soaring and emotive performances of such songs as the Legrand/Bergman classic "What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?," a heartbreaking version of Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban’s "At the Ballet," jazzy, playful takes on Lerner & Loewe’s "Show Me" and Rodgers & Hart’s "It’s Got to Be Love," and a bittersweet take on Duke Ellington’s "In a Sentimental Mood," among others.

Last Smoker in America to record cast album

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The company of the off-Broadway musical The Last Smoker in America, which recently played the Westside Theatre, is heading into the recording studio to make a The Last Smoker in America [2012 Off-Broadway Cast]cast album[/r]. The production is raising money for the recording online ( and contributors can receive autographed Playbills, posters, or other items in addition to copies of the recording.

The production starred Farah Alvin, Natalie Venetia Belcon, John Bolton, and Jake Boyd and features a book & lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Peter Melnick.

Preview of "In" from CARRIE cast recording

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Following the preview of "And Eve Was Weak," Entertainment Weekly has posted an exclusive preview clip of In, the first track from the upcoming Off-Broadway cast recording of CARRIE. The clip combines performance footage with video of the cast in the recording studio.

'Carrie' musical gets cast recording, behind-the-scenes video for 'In' - EXCLUSIVE

Behind the Scenes at the SEE ROCK CITY recording session

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The Transport Group has posted an album of behind-the-scenes photos of the recording session for See Rock City and Other Destinations. The original cast recorded the show for Yellow Sound Label on August 19.

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Preview of "And Eve Was Weak" from CARRIE cast recording

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Ghostlight Records asked Facebook fans to vote for the song they most want to hear from the upcoming cast recording of CARRIE. Listen below to Marin Mazzie and Molly Ransom sing And Eve Was Weak.