The cast recording of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater to be released on July 28 is based on New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center production back in 2015.
The cast recording of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! Off-Center production of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater will be released on July 28.
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Ghostlight Records has set the release date of the premiere cast recording of God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, in digital and physical formats, for Friday, July 28.

This recording of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's 1979 musical — based on the novel by Kurt Vonnegut — is of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! Off-Center production. It tells the story of Eliot Rosewater (Santino Fontana), a millionaire who drunkenly decides to blow his fortune on the inhabitants of an impoverished town after being inspired by the utopian vision of novelist Kilgore Trout (James Earl Jones). But there are forces who want to put the kibosh on Eliot's philanthropy, like Norman Mushari (Skylar Astin), a lawyer plotting to have Eliot declared insane.

With direction by Michael Mayer and music direction by Chris Fenwick, the cast also included Derrick Baskin (Memphis), Jeff Blumenkrantz (Bright Star), Nick Choksi (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila (Rocky), Clark Johnson, Rebecca Naomi Jones (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Eddie Korbich (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney (Annie), Bonnie Milligan (Kinky Boots), Brynn O'Malley (Honeymoon in Vegas), and Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde).

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