Walt Disney Records will release a studio recording of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's new musical, Freaky Friday, in early 2017. The album will feature Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, who starred in the show's world premiere production at Arlington's Signature Theatre, with additional casting to be announced.
Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theaters, the musical features a book by Bridget Carpenter, and music and lyrics by Tony-winning collaborators Kitt and Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). The premiere production was directed by Tony nominee Christopher Ashley with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (On Your Feet!). It is a musical adaptation of Mary Rodgers' 1972 novel, which subsequently inspired two hit Disney films.
In the Signature production, Blickenstaff and Hunton were joined by Jason Gotay as Adam, Alan H. Green as Mike, along with Shayna Blass, Tyler Bowman, Cicily Daniels, Jamie Eacker, Sherri L. Edelen, Katie Ladner, Storm Lever, J. Elaine Marcos, Thaddeus McCants, Calvin McCullough, Jake Heston Miller, Tanisha Moore, Julian Ramos, Olivia Ashley Reed, Bobby Smith, Robert Walters, and Jason "SweetTooth" Williams.
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