The Original Cast Recording Launch Concert
June 22, 2015
Cover charge: $30-40
Cover Charge Additional $5 At Door
$25 Food & Beverage Minimum
|Mon, Jun 22||9:30pm||Doors: 8:45pm||Tickets|
“OUTRAGEOUS, GROUNDBREAKING, AND THIGH-SLAPPINGLY HILARIOUS!” – Rex Reed, The New York Observer
The cast of the recent revival of PAGEANT – nominated for a 2015 Drama Desk Award for Best Revival of a Musical – reunites to launch the Original Cast Recording. Though the musical’s original production ran for over a year, the score has never been recorded. Now, JAY Records is releasing an album featuring the cast of the 2014 Off-Broadway revival.
Starring Drama Desk nominee John Bolton (A Christmas Story) as genial host Frankie Cavalier, the contestants vying for Miss Glamouresse include Nick Cearley as Miss Great Plains, Nic Cory as Miss Industrial Northeast, Alex Ringler as Miss Texas, Marty Thomas as Miss Deep South, Seth Tucker as Miss West Coast, and Curtis Wiley as Miss Bible Belt. Swings Luke McCollum and Fred Odgaard will also be participating in the concert.
Hosted by co-author Bill Russell (Side Show), the launch party will include many of the highlights from the album, including the opening number “Natural Born Females,” the evening gown competition “Something Extra,” and several of the contestants’ talents. Micah Young will serve as Musical Director. Members of the cast and creative team will be on hand afterwards to autograph CDs.
PAGEANT has book and lyrics by Bill Russell & Frank Kelly, with music by Albert Evans and a concept by Robert Longbottom. The Off-Broadway revival was directed by Matt Lenz and choreographed by Shea Sullivan.