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Duncan Sheik Musical Alice by Heart Will Record a Cast Album

The show’s story is inspired by ”Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”.

A scene from MCC Theater's Alice by Heart.
A scene from MCC Theater's Alice by Heart.
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Ghostlight Records has announced plans for a cast album of the new musical Alice by Heart, which has a book by Steven Sater and Jessie Nelson, music by Duncan Sheik, and lyrics by Steven Sater. The album, produced by Duncan Sheik and Kurt Deutsch, with Craig Balsam and Cody Lassen serving as executive producers, is being recorded March 24 and 25. The show's current New York premiere production from MCC Theater was recently extended through April 7.

Directed by Nelson with choreography by Rick and Jeff Kuperman, the production stars Molly Gordon, Mia DiLena, Zachary Downer, Noah Galvin, Ari Groover, Michael Hartung, Zachary Infante, Andrew Kober, Grace McLean, Kim Blanck, Catherine Ricafort, Colton Ryan, Heath Saunders, Wesley Taylor, and Natalie Walker.

Alice by Heart, which is inspired by Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, is described as follows: "In the rubble of the London Blitz of World War II, Alice Spencer's budding teen life is turned upside down, and she and her dear friend Alfred are forced to take shelter in an underground tube station. When the ailing Alfred is quarantined, Alice encourages him to escape with her into their cherished book and journey down the rabbit hole to Wonderland."

The creative team includes Edward Pierce (scenic design), Paloma Young (costume design), Bradley King (lighting design), Dan Moses Schreier (sound design), and J. Jared Janas (hair, wig, and makeup design), with orchestrations by Sheik, additional orchestrations by Simon Hale, and music direction and vocal arrangements by Jason Hart.