Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat, and the company of Broadway's Amélie will record a cast album of the new musical, Warner Music Group has announced. The album will be released on Friday, May 19, online, and on Friday, June 9, in stores, with preorders starting March 9. Michael Croiter will serve as the album's executive producer, with cowriter Daniel Messé serving as producer alongside Gary Maurer. Cowriter Nathan Tysen will serve as associate producer.
Based on the beloved five-time Oscar-nominated film, Amélie features a book by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award nominee Craig Lucas, music by Messé, and lyrics by Tysen and Messé, with musical staging and choreography by Sam Pinkleton. In the show, shy Amélie lives quietly in the world, but loudly in her mind, where life is filled with mischievous adventures, a garden gnome can be a world traveler, a goldfish can be her dearest friend, and true love is as magical as she imagines. Longing to connect with others, Amélie covertly improvises small but extraordinary acts of kindness that bring happiness to those around her.
Hamilton Tony Award nominee Soo leads the cast in the title role alongside Chanler-Berat as Nino. The company also includes Tony Award nominees Manoel Felciano and Tony Sheldon, as well as David Andino, Randy Blair, Heath Calvert, Alison Cimmet, Savvy Crawford, Harriett D. Foy, Alyse Alan Louis, Maria-Christina Oliveras, Paul Whitty, Emily Afton, and Jacob Keith Watson.
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