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2018 cast recording of Marianne Elliott’s musical of Company available for downloading from midnight tonight

2018 CAST RECORDING OF MARIANNE ELLIOTT'S MUSICAL OF COMPANY

WARNER CLASSICS and ELLIOTT & HARPER PRODUCTIONS announce the digital download and streaming release of COMPANY – 2018 London Cast Recording  – Friday, 12.01 am, 1st February 2019.

Marianne Elliott directs Stephen Sondheim and George Furth’s legendary musical comedy about life, love and marriage, with performances at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre until 30th March 2019.  The critically acclaimed hit musical of 2018 begins at Bobbie’s (Rosalie Craig) 35th birthday party with all her friends wondering why she isn’t married, why she can’t find the right man and why she can’t settle down and have a family. The multi-award-winning musical comedy includes Stephen Sondheim’s iconic songs, CompanyYou Could Drive a Person CrazyThe Ladies Who LunchSide by Side and Being Alive.

The winner of two Evening Standard Theatre Awards and two Critics Circle Awards, Marianne Elliott, in close collaboration with Stephen Sondheim, has re-invented Company for a 21st century audience with a female lead.

‘A sublime cocktail of an entertainment you’d be mad to miss.’ The Telegraph *****

‘It’s glorious.’ Evening Standard *****

This is more than a revival: it’s a remaking.’  The Observer *****

Marianne Elliott, said: ‘I’m absolutely thrilled that we are able to share our production of Company with audiences with this brand-new cast recording.  We had the absolute pleasure of having Stephen Sondheim in the studio making sure it is the very best it can be.  As we near the end of our run in the West End, it is a joy to have this permanent record of a show that has meant so much to all of us.’

Rosalie Craig who plays Bobbie, added: “I am so thrilled that this wonderful and very special production of Company has been recorded for everyone to listen to for years to come – to be the first ever female Bobbie on stage and for that to be captured on a cast recording is a huge honour.

COMPANY – 2018 London Cast Recording was recorded at RAK Studios in London, November 2018, with world-renowned producer Nigel Wright and conducted and co-produced by, award-winning, Joel Fram.

Starring alongside Rosalie Craig is an all-star cast including, Patti LuPone as Joanne, Mel Giedroyc as Sarah, Jonathan Bailey as Jamie, George Blagden as PJ, Ashley Campbell as Peter, Richard Fleeshman as Andy, Alex Gaumond as Paul, Richard Henders as David, Ben Lewis as Larry, Daisy Maywood as Susan, Jennifer Saayeng as Jenny, Matthew Seadon-Young as Theo and Gavin Spokes as Harry.

“I wanted to record this album from the moment I heard about Marianne Elliott’s vision for Bobbie’s gender role change and very current narrative coming to life in this new production.  There are so many favourite songs for Sondheim fans that take on new meaning and a wonderful freshness on this cast recording, and we’re very proud to be releasing it for the world to enjoy,” stated Kevin Gore, President of Arts Music for Warner Music Group.

COMPANY Track Listing

  1. Overture
  2. Company
  3. The Little Things You Do Together
  4. Sorry-Grateful
  5. You Could Drive A Person Crazy
  6. Have I Got A Guy For You
  7. Someone Is Waiting
  8. Another Hundred People
  9. Getting Married Today
  10. Marry Me A Little
  11. Entr’acte
  12. Side By Side By Side
  13. Poor Baby
  14. Tick Tock
  15. Barcelona
  16. Into Nightclub
  17. The Ladies Who Lunch
  18. Being Alive
  19. Curtain Call Music
  20. Exit Music

COMPANY – 2018 London Cast Recording is available across digital download and streaming accounts now. CD pre-orders will be available soon.

Winner of two Evening Standard Theatre Awards for Best Musical Performance and Best Director, and two Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Design, COMPANY runs until March 30th at the Gielgud Theatre. You can buy tickets from £25 HERE.

Warner Classics and National Theatre Present Follies 2018 National Theatre cast recording

Follies Cast Recording

WARNER CLASSICS and the NATIONAL THEATRE announced the digital download and streaming release of Stephen Sondheim’s legendary musical FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording this Friday, January 18th.

The critically-acclaimed musical tells the story of the former performers of Weismann’s Follies, reunited for the first time in their theatre which is to be demolished the next day. Thirty years after their final performance, the Follies girls gather to have a few drinks, sing a few songs and lie about themselves. The show includes musical hits such as I’m Still HereBroadway Baby and Losing My Mind.

Following its 2018 Olivier Award wins for Best Musical Revival and Best Costume Design and a sold out run at the National Theatre, the original cast and orchestra behind FOLLIES release its much-anticipated London Cast Recording. FOLLIES returns to the National Theatre’s Olivier Theatre on February 12th 2019.

Director of FOLLIES and Associate of the National Theatre Dominic Cooke said: “Directing FOLLIES has been a privilege. It is a heart-breaking, universal piece and the National Theatre committed epic resources to realise it. The original company gave detailed, powerful performances and I’m delighted that we managed to record them for listeners to appreciate Stephen Sondheim’s peerless score, just as I’m working with an equally brilliant cast on the Olivier revival opening next month.”

FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording was recorded at RAK Studios in London with world-renowned producer Nigel Wright, conducted by Olivier NomineeNigel Lilley and mixed by SMP Studios, Buckinghamshire. The soundtrack cast includes Julie Armstrong, Norma Attallah, Josephine Barstow, Jeremy Batt, Tracie Bennett, Di Botcher, Billy Boyle, Janie Dee, Anouska Eaton, Liz Ewing, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Peter Forbes, Emily Goodenough, Bruce Graham, Adrian Grove, Fred Haig, Aimee Hodnett, Dawn Hope, Liz Izen, Alison Langer, Emily Langham, Sarah-Marie Maxwell, Ian McLarnon, Leisha Mollyneux, Gemma Page, Kate Parr, Philip Quast, Edwin Ray, Gary Raymond, Adam Rhys-Charles, Jordan Shaw, Imelda Staunton, Zizi Strallen, Barnaby Thompson, Christine Tucker, Michael Vinsen and Alex Young.

FOLLIES Track Listing

  1. Prologue
  2. Beautiful Girls
  3. Don’t Look At Me
  4. Waiting For The Girls Upstairs
  5. Rain On The Roof / Ah, Paris! / Broadway Baby (Medley)
  6. The Road You Didn’t Take
  7. In Buddy’s Eyes
  8. Who’s That Woman?
  9. I’m Still Here
  10. Too Many Mornings
  11. The Right Girl
  12. One More Kiss
  13. Could I Leave You?
  14. Loveland
  15. You’re Gonna Love Tomorrow / Love Will See Us Through (Medley)
  16. Buddy’s Blues
  17. Losing My Mind
  18. The Story Of Lucy and Jessie
  19. Live, Laugh, Love
  20. End of Show

FOLLIES – 2018 National Theatre Cast Recording is available across digital download and streaming accounts now. Download and streaming link can be found HERE. CD pre-orders will be available soon.

“I love this show’s beautiful reflection on the lives of these characters and the choices they made.  I’m thrilled we were able to capture this original National Theatre cast last year, and I look forward to fans of Stephen Sondheim, the show and the cast enjoying this recording for many years to come.” stated Kevin Gore, President of Arts Music for Warner Music Group.

FOLLIES returns to the National Theatre with previews from 12 February 2019, with many of the original cast including Tracie BennettJanie Dee and Peter Forbesreturning to their roles. Alexander Hanson and Joanna Riding will join the cast in the roles of Ben and Sally. More information and tickets can be found here: https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/shows/follies