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Broadway's On the Town to Receive Two-Disc Cast Album

The cast heads into the recording studio to preserve the score on the PS Classics label.

Congratulations to On the Town on its opening night!
The cast of On the Town will preserve the Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green score on disc.
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The new Broadway revival of On the Town is being recorded today, November 3, for a cast album via the PS Classics Label. The forthcoming two-disc release, produced by Robert Sher, Howard and Janet Kagan, and Dennis Grimaldi, will preserve Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, and Adolph Green's score, as played by the production's 28-piece orchestra led by James Moore. It is anticipated to have a January 20, 2015 release.

Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Clyde Alves lead the cast as Gabey, Chip, and Ozzie, a trio of sailors on shore leave in New York City, with Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress, and Elizabeth Stanley as the women who steal their hearts. Supporting players include Jackie Hoffman as Madame Dilly, Michael Rupert as Judge Pitkin W. Bridgework, Allison Guinn as Lucy Schmeeler, and Phillip Boykin and Stephen DeRosa in a number of roles. The full ensemble includes Chip Abbott, Tanya Birl, Angela Brydon, Holly Ann Butler, Julius Carter, Kristine Covillo, Lori Ann Ferreri, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Stephen Hanna, Eloise Kropp, Brandon Leffler, Jess Leprotto, Cory Lingner, Skye Mattox, Michael Rosen, Samantha Sturm, Christopher Vo, Cody Williams, and Mikey Winslow.

Created by the legendary creative team of Bernstein, Comden, Green, and Jerome Robbins, On the Town opened October 16 at the Lyric Theatre following a summer 2013 run at Barrington Stage Company. John Rando directs and Joshua Bergasse choreographs the revival, which tells the story of a trio of sailors on 24-hour shore leave in New York City.

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