First Full-Length Recording of Jerome Moross and John Latouche’s The Golden Apple to Be Released
PS Classics has announced plans to release the first full-length recording of Jerome Moross and John Latouche’s classic 1954 musical The Golden Apple. The album, available for preorder at the PS Classics website, will be released on May 19 and is .
This new two-disc set will include nearly 90 minutes of previously unrecorded songs from the musical, which until now was preserved only in a 50-minute original cast LP. The album will be produced by PS Classics cofounder Tommy Krasker. Moross’ daughter, Susanna Moross Tarjan, serves as executive producer.
The new recording stems from a fully staged production mounted by Texas' Lyric Stage in 2014 featuring an orchestra of 38 and a 43-member cast, which included Christopher J. Deaton as Ulysses, Kristen Lassiter as Penelope, Danielle Estes as Helen, Deborah Brown as Mother Hare, and Andy Baldwin as Menelaus. The production was directed by Stefan Novinski, with music direction by conductor Jay Dias.