Based on the 1954 cult film starring Joan Crawford, Johnny Guitar has a book by Nicholas van Hoogstraten, music by Martin Silvestri, and music and lyrics by Joel Higgins. Winner of the 2004 Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Off-Broadway Musical and nominated for four Drama Desk awards, the show starred Judy McLane, Steve Blanchard, Ann Crumb, and Robert Evan; featured in the cast were Ed Sala, Rob Sapp, David Sinkus, Jason Edwards, and Grant Norman.
Directed by Joel Higgins, Johnny Guitar premiered on March 23, 2004 at the Century Center for the Performing Arts. The release date for the cast recording is August 5. The CD, released by Definite Maybe Productions, will also be available at selected stores beginning September 9.