The cast album for Elizabeth Swados' The La MaMa Cantata was recorded on Wednesday, December 28. Kris Kukul served as musical director.
The work is a musical depiction of the life and times of Ellen Stewart, the late founder and artistic director of La MaMa E.T.C., with a text comprised of Stewart's own words as well as those of others who wrote about and knew the legendary woman affectionately called "Mama."
Among the artists who participated in the recording are Max Bisantz, Catherine Brookman, Michael Castillejos, Charnel Crick, Roe Hartfampf, Tom Hennes, Josephine Huang, Preston Martin, Grace McLean, Alicia Olatuja, Jeanna Phillips, Maya Sharpe, and Hannah Whitney.
The piece, which premiered at the theater in early November, has two encore performances on December 29 and 30.