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Emojiland, Starring Lesli Margherita and More, to Release Original Cast Recording

The Keith Harrison-Laura Schein musical is currently running at the Duke on 42nd St.

The cast of Emojiland: The Musical.
The cast of Emojiland: The Musical.
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Broadway Records has announced that it will release the original cast recording of Emojiland: The Musical, currently running off-Broadway at the Duke on 42nd St. The album will be available digitally on Friday, February 28, and available physically beginning March 13.

Directed by Thomas Caruso with choreography by Kenny Ingram, Emojiland features a book, music, and lyrics by Keith Harrison and Schein. The show is described as follows: "Emojiland is an electric ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes who take one another at face value: a smiling face dealing with depression; a princess who doesn't want a prince; a skull dying for deletion; a nerd face too smart for his own good; a face with sunglasses who can't see past his own reflection; and a police officer and construction worker who just want to work together. When a software update threatens to destroy life as they know it, Emojiland faces the most fundamental questions a society — and a heart — can face: Who are we? And who matters?"

The cast includes Lesli Margherita (Matilda), Josh Lamon (The Prom), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Come of 1812), Ann Harada (Avenue Q), George Abud (The Band's Visit), Schein, Felicia Boswell (Shuffle Along), Natalie Weiss (Everyday Rapture), Max Crumm (Grease), Jacob Dickey (Aladdin), Dwelvan David (Finding Neverland tour), Heather Makalani (Aladdin), Tanisha Moore (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory tour), and Jordan Fife Hunt (A Chorus Line first revival tour).

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