SOMETHING ROTTEN! Broadway cast recording available today from GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS‏

GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS

Celebrates TODAY’s Release of the Original Broadway Cast Album to

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Digital album release TODAY June 2, discs online and in stores July 17

Ghostlight Records is proud to present the Original Broadway Cast Album for Something Rotten!, the new musical comedy nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical.

The album is officially available today, June 2, on iTunes here and other digital formats with a 36-page booklet.

The disc will be available in stores and online July 17.

The album is produced by Kurt DeutschWayne KirkpatrickKarey Kirkpatrick and Kevin McCollum.

It is co-produced by Lawrence Manchester and Phil Reno. The album has special liner notes by Time Out New York theater editor David Cote.

To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/somethingrotten.

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The production, directed and choreographed by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award® winner and Tony Award® nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe and Tony Award® nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author and Tony Award® nominee John O’Farrell, officially opened on Broadway on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street).

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According to David Cote at Time Out New YorkSomething Rotten! is: “Broadway’s funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years! Something Rotten! has it all: laugh out loud lyrics, catchy music, jaw dropping sight gags and a powerhouse cast selling punch lines to the ecstatic balcony.”

In the Chicago Tribune, Chris Jones called “Welcome to the Renaissance” “the best opening number of the season — heck, several seasons!”

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From the co-director of The Book of Mormon and the producer of Avenue Q comes something original… something fresh… Something Rotten!, a world-premiere musical comedy about the musical comedy that started it all. 

Welcome to the ‘90s — the 1590s — long before the dawn of premium tickets, star casting and reminders to turn off your cell phones.

Brothers Nick (d’Arcy James) and Nigel Bottom (Cariani) are desperate to write a hit play but are stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar known as “The Bard” (Borle). 

When a local soothsayer foretells that the future of theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, Nick and Nigel set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL!

But amidst the scandalous excitement of Opening Night, the Bottom Brothers realize that reaching the top means being true to thine own self… and all that jazz.

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, Something Rotten! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us, and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!

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Something Rotten! stars three-time Tony Award® nominee Brian d’Arcy James (Shrek), Tony Award® winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher), Tony Award® nominee John Cariani (Fiddler on the Roof), Heidi Blickenstaff ([title of show]), two-time Tony Award® nominee Brad Oscar (The Producers), Kate Reinders (Wicked), Tony Award® nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Martin Short: Fame Becomes Me), Peter Bartlett (Cinderella), Gerry Vichi (The Drowsy Chaperone) and Michael James Scott (The Book of Mormon).

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Something Rotten!’s ensemble also features Elizabeth Earley (Mary Poppins tour), Eric Giancola (The Book of Mormon), Linda Griffin (The Drowsy Chaperone), David Hibbard (Elf), Jenny Hill (Spamalot), Stacey Todd Holt (Rocky), Courtney Iventosch (Wicked tour), Aaron Kaburick (Motown The Musical), Austin Lesch (Violet), Beth Johnson Nicely (Bullets Over Broadway), Aleks Pevec (Aladdin), Angie Schworer (Big Fish), Eric Sciotto (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Brian Shepard (Young Frankenstein), Chelsea Morgan Stock (Sister Act), Ryan VanDenBoom (Annie), Matt Wall (Annie), Marisha Wallace (Aladdin), and Bud Weber (Aladdin).

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The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction / conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations) and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA.

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