Preludes Releases Original Cast Recording
The original cast recording of Dave Malloy's Preludes was released today by Ghostlight Records. The album is produced by Dean Sharenow.
Preludes was commissioned by LCT3 and made its world premiere, directed by Rachel Chavkin, at Lincoln Center's Claire Tow Theater in June 2015. From the creators of Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812, the musical is inspired by the music of Sergei Rachmaninoff and set in the Russian composer's hypnotized mind. After the disastrous premiere of his first symphony, the young Rachmaninoff suffers from writer's block. He begins daily sessions with a therapeutic hypnotist in an effort to overcome depression and return to composing.
The company featured Eisa Davis (Passing Strange), Tony winner Gabriel Ebert (Thérèse Raquin), Tony winner Nikki M. James (Les Misérables), Joseph Keckler, Or Matias (on piano), and Chris Sarandon (Cyrano de Bergerac).