Head Over Heels to Release Original Broadway Cast Album
The new musical features the songs of the Go-Go's.
The producers of Head Over Heels, the new musical comedy featuring the songs of the Go-Go's, and Sony Masterworks Broadway have announced the release of the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording.
Available for preorder today, the album is set for digital release on October 12 and in physical formats on November 9. Included in the 20-track cast album is a bonus from the Go-Go's themselves: an exclusive new recording of one of the band's most popular songs, "This Town," which marks their first studio recording in more than 17 years. The track, produced by Scott Sigman, was recorded exclusively for the Broadway collection by members Charlotte Caffey, Belinda Carlisle, Gina Schock, Kathy Valentine, and Jane Wiedlin.
Premiering today and included with preorder are original cast renditions of "We Got the Beat," "Vacation," and "Head Over Heels." The album is produced by Scott M. Riesett and Tom Kitt with coproducers Louise Gund and Christine Russell, engineered by Isaiah Abolin and Lawrence Manchester, and was recorded at the DiMenna Center in New York City on August 26-28.
Based on Sir Philip Sidney's The Arcadia, Head Over Heels is described as "an unpredictable, Elizabethan romp about a royal family that must prevent an oracle's prophecy of doom. In order to save their beloved kingdom, the family embarks on an extravagant journey wrought with mistaken identities, jealous lovers, sexual awakening, scandal and self-discovery, where everything (and everyone) is not quite what it seems."
Directed by Michael Mayer, the cast of Head Over Heels feature Andrew Durand, Taylor Iman Jones, Jeremy Kushnier, Bonnie Milligan, Tom Alan Robbins, Alexandra Socha, Rachel York, and Peppermint.
The production featured musical supervision, orchestrations, and arrangements by Tom Kitt