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Star Wars Episode II sountrack on Vinyl (2xLP Colored) March 15

February 16, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

STAR WARS EPISODE II: ATTACK OF THE CLONES
2XLP COLORED VINYL SOUNDTRACK OUT MARCH 15TH
ON I AM SHARK

FIRST PRESSING LIMITED TO 1000 COPIES
AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW!

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I Am Shark is thrilled to announce the upcoming 2xLP gatefold colored vinyl release of the original motion picture soundtrack to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, out March 15th. Available for the first time ever as a stand alone vinyl release, the first pressing will be limited to 1000 copies and is available for pre-order now via the I Am Shark online store. \

Originally released alongside the movie in 2002, the original motion picture soundtrack to Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones’ 13-track score from legendary composer John Williams has been remastered to maximize the recording’s dynamic range. Continuing with I Am Shark’s innovative variant character color coordination, which saw the vinyl release of the Episode I soundtrack come in 5 different variations, the upcoming vinyl release of the Episode II soundtrack premieres fan favorite Jango Fett’s own colored vinyl pressing (Silver / Transparent Royal Mix). Aside from beautifully colored vinyl and the eye catching imagery featured on the gatefold packaging, there are hints of a hidden surprise included in this album.

I Am Shark will soon complete the soundtrack trilogy, following Episodes I (Available Now), and II (Pre-Order) with the first ever stand alone vinyl pressings of the Star Wars Episodes III soundtrack in the coming months.

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PORTLAND, OREGON-BASED NORTHWEST SOUL BAND MY BROTHERS AND I DELIVER AN ECLECTIC MIX OF POP ON THEIR DEBUT, DON’T DREAM ALONE (EXPUNGED RECORDS); SET FOR NATIONAL RELEASE ON SEPTEMBER 18, 2015

July 31, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

You could call them “Northwest soul.” You could call them “indie-pop.” What it boils down to is that My Brothers and I bring a wide range of influences to their music, creating sounds that are melodic, soulful, and danceable on their debut full-length LP, Don’t Dream Alone. This eleven-track collection is comprised of warm vocal harmonies, luscious grooves, and undeniable melodies.

“We’re influenced by pop, hip-hop, the blues, Motown, funk, and soul — but we wouldn’t place ourselves under a single umbrella,” says bassist Erik Wurgler. “This album has soul. We’re influenced by modern artists and the classics. Our songs fit into the current musical landscape but with throwback vibes.”

Comprised of brothers David (lead vocals), Erik (bass/vocals), and Scott Wurgler (drums), as well as childhood friends Jordan Roach (guitar) and Johnny Iliyn (keys/vocals), the quintet follows up their debut, digital-only EP, Live Sessions, with Don’t Dream Alone, set for release September 18th on Portland indie label Expunged Records. Recorded at Miracle Lake Studios with Skyler Norwood at the helm (who’s produced Blind Pilot, Priory and Horsefeathers), the album brings the energy that floods their live performance.

“We did record two songs from our live EP — “Nowhere to Run” and “Fly Away” — on this record. But, in the studio you focus on every detail, so those songs really developed into something special on this record,” recalls Wurgler. “Overall, we think a studio recording is always going to be more precise than a live recording. The challenge is to bring and capture the same energy from a live recording in the studio – and Skyler did an amazing job of that.”

Titled Don’t Dream Alone, the album represents the idea of dreaming unselfishly. “People dream for themselves everyday,” comments lead singer David Wurgler, “but when you dream with or for other people amazing things can happen.” Don’t Dream Alone is the dream – and voice – of five individuals, rather than one driving songwriter in the band, working as a true collective to create each song.

“I think the best part of being a band is that you collaborate. This album is a combination of how these songs sounded in all of our heads, so naturally some ideas stayed while others had to be left behind. But we are all absolutely amazed by the final product; it’s something we’re all very proud of,” says Scott Wurgler, drummer and eldest brother.

Driven by the mighty, yet soothing soul voice of David Wurgler, it’s no wonder that when people first listen to My Brothers and I, they’re drawn in by his silky, alluring call. “The vocals and harmonies are the highlights of this record,” states Erik. “Unleashing David in the vocal booth was special. This was David’s first time ever recording in a studio. Multiple times he would do something with his voice and we’d look at each other in awe.”

Album highlights include the bright album opener “Dream,” the upbeat love song “Maddy Brown,” the late-night, dark soul of “Na Na Na,” the subtle funk of “Stay Here,” and the sparse and haunting album closer, “Scars.” Singing “Somebody scared of the light, now that’s a tragedy”, the affecting number really drives the album home, leaving you with a feeling of warmth, while opening up your mind and getting you to really think about what you’ve just experienced.

“Being scared of the light could mean a lot of things,” says David Wurgler. “It can represent being scared of change, taking risks, or stepping outside your comfort zone, even if it is for the best. But those are all things we need to do in order to live a purposeful life.”

My Brothers and I have stepped outside their comfort zone with Don’t Dream Alone, pushing themselves to bring out their best, working hard to create an album that will resonate with listeners of multiple genres. This is a record for music fans, by music fans.

“We don’t know who people will compare us to,” Scott says. “So far it’s all over the map, so we hope that means we have a unique sound. We think it depends what you focus on as a listener.”

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BIG MACHINE CELEBRATES “CHRISTMAS WITH NASHVILLE” ON NOVEMBER 4

October 28, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jay DeMarcus (Rascal Flatts) Produces Sonic Season’s Greetings With ABC Drama Cast,

Including Connie Britton, Hayden Panettiere, Charles Esten, Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen & More

Rolling Stone Country Exclusively Reveals Track Listing

 

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The drama on ABC’s “Nashville” may be blazing hot but Big Machine Records is predicting a change in the temperature on November 4 with the digital release of CHRISTMAS WITH NASHVILLE. No strangers to the recording studio, the all-star cast who sings on the TV show each week, lent their voices to this special collection of their favorite holiday carols and a few original tunes.

 

Following a cameo on “Nashville” last season, JAY DEMARCUS was tapped as producer for the project, again joining forces with the talented actors. The Rascal Flatts’ bassist, who also produced much of the supergroup’s REWIND album, told Rolling Stone Country, “it’s refreshing to know that [the actors] representing us on the show are authentic.” The outlet also exclusively revealed the track listing.

 

TRACK LISTING

1.  “Santa Baby”

Clare Bowen | Written by Joan Javits, Tony Springer, Phil Springer

2.   “Blue Christmas”

Charles Esten featuring Vince Gill | Written by Billy Hayes, Jay Johnson

3.   “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)”

Jonathan Jackson | Written by Ellie Greenwich, Jeff Barry, Phil Spector

4.   “White Christmas”

Hayden Panettiere | Written by Irving Berlin

5.   “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch”

Connie Britton | Written by Albert Hague, Theodor S. Geisel

6.   “River”

Sam Palladio | Written by Joni Mitchell

7.   “Baby It’s Cold Outside”

Connie Britton, Will Chase | Written by Frank Loesser

8.    “Merry Christmas Baby”

Aubrey Peeples | Written by Lou Baxter, Johnny Moore

9.   “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Chaley Rose | Written by Hugh Martin, Ralph Blane

10. “Christmas Coming Home”

Lennon & Maisy | Written by Marylynne Stella, Bradley Stella

11. “O Little Town Of Bethlehem”

Will Chase | Written by Lewis Redner, Phillips Brooks

12. “Celebrate Me Home”

Sam Palladio, Clare Bowen, Charles Esten, Jonathan Jackson | Written by Kenny Loggins, Bob James

 

“Nashville” airs Wednesdays at 10:00p.m., ET on the ABC Television Network. For bonus content and more, visit http://abc.go.com/shows/nashville.

 

Big Machine, along with ABC Studios, Lionsgate and Opry Entertainment — the entertainment heavyweights behind the show — have turned the audience into real fans, selling nearly 4 million digital tracks; releasing three soundtracks and creating both live and televised events such “NASHVILLE: On The Record,” whose LIVE recording from the taping garnered the #1 spot on the All Genre & Country Albums chart. Additionally, the “Nashville” Concert Tour with series stars Charles Esten, Clare Bowen, Jonathan Jackson, Sam Palladio, Chris Carmack and Will Chase, delivered over and above in Chicago; Washington, DC; Philadelphia and New York City, with sell outs at all stops.

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The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack/#8 Billboard debut!

July 30, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

THE DARK KNIGHT RISES soundtrack debuted last week at #8 on the Billboard Top 200 – the first score soundtrack to do so in over a decade!

Academy- Award® winning composer Hans Zimmer teams for the fourth time with writer/director Christopher Nolan to create the music for the final installment of his Dark Knight Trilogy.  The CD version contains an exclusive link to unlock three bonus tracks, while a deluxe version of the soundtrack, with three additional tracks, will be available digitally. A limited edition vinyl configuration is set for release on September 4.

Following the success of his experiential app for Inception, which boasted 5 million downloads, Zimmer is unveiled a new iPhone app for The Dark Knight Rises that will provide fans with a more immersive musical and sonic experience into the world of Gotham City.

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MAROON 5 TO APPEAR LIVE ON MTV TO EXCLUSIVELY PREMIERE NEW MUSIC VIDEO “ONE MORE NIGHT” ON MONDAY, JUNE 25 AT 7:53 P.M. ET

June 20, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

“MTV FIRST: MAROON 5” Extends to Live 30-minute Q&A on MTV.com; Fans to Ask Questions Via Twitter

New York, NY (June 20, 2012) – On the eve of their new album release, Overexposed, Grammy Award winning band, Maroon 5 will take MTV by storm on Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:53 p.m. ET to exclusively premiere their new music video “One More Night” during “MTV First: Maroon 5.” Hosted by MTV News’ James Montgomery, the band will appear live on-air to personally introduce the new music video and then stay on for an extended 30-minute live interview on MTV.com.

Fans can get in on the action immediately by submitting video or text questions via MTV.com or via Twitter (using @MTVNews / hash-tag #MTVFirst #AskMaroon5). Following the broadcast premiere, the music video for “One More Night” will go into immediate rotation on MTV Hits and mtvU, and debut in AMTV the following morning.

Recorded in Los Angeles, CA over the last year, Overexposed is a rich, pop-infused collection featuring 10 new tracks that will be released on Tuesday, June 26. Maroon 5 began writing and recording the album during their most recent world tour and the resulting collection is chock-full of undeniable, anthemic melodies. The album includes such stand out tracks as the emphatic single “Payphone” featuring Wiz Khalifa, the irresistible “One More Night” and the rythmic ballad “Beautiful Goodbye.” The album was executive produced by Max Martin with additional tracks produced by Benny Blanco and Ryan Tedder.

Capturing their first of three Grammy Awards as “Best New Artist” of 2005 and going on to sell more than 17 million albums worldwide, Maroon 5’s releases have gone gold and platinum in over 35 countries. The band won over fans and critics alike with the hybrid rock/R&B sound they introduced on their debut album, Songs About Jane and their double platinum album, It Won’t Be Soon Before Long. In September 2010, the band released their third studio album, Hands All Over, which also recently went platinum. The collection featured two hit singles including the Hot AC smash “Misery” and the anthemic “Moves Like Jagger,” which climbed to the #1 spot on the Top 40 and Hot AC charts and also claimed the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100. Both singles received GRAMMY Award nominations in the category of “Best Pop Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocals,” marking the group’s eighth GRAMMY nomination overall and 5th in that category.

In addition to his work with Maroon 5, band frontman Adam Levine joined the #1 NBC hit series The Voice as a coach in 2011. Debuting after Super Bowl XLVI, the second season of The Voice kicked off with a bang, scoring a total of 37.6 million viewers, making it the highest ratings for a non-sports related show on any network in 6 years.

MTV News is the authority for music, movies and pop culture news for the Millennial audience, producing a diverse mix of daily news stories, insider specials, weekly series, live red carpet shows, exclusive music video and movie premieres, as well as exclusive artist and celebrity interviews on-air, online, via mobile and across social media.

About MTV:
MTV is the world’s premier youth entertainment brand.   With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people.  MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy®, Grammy® and Peabody® award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile.  MTV’s sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is the leading destination for music, news and pop culture.  MTV is part of MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), one of the world’s leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.  For more information, go to www.mtvpress.com.

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Summer Sizzles at the “5 Towers” on Universal CityWalk with 41 Nights of Free Live Entertainment Every Weekend Through Labor Day

June 19, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

This Week: Dev and Pentatonix

WHAT:           Universal CityWalk launches its first ever Music Spotlight Series, a free, outdoor concert at the “5 Towers,” showcasing music and entertainment’s top emerging and established talent. The Music Spotlight Series’  eclectic array of the hottest club and radio DJs, next-generation dance crews and chart-topping recording artists will take to the stage for Spotlight Fridays, Spin Saturdays, and Retro Cover Bands and Latin Sundays as part of this unique platform highlighting Los Angeles’ diverse music scene.

WHO:              Dev, the rhythmic voice behind the platinum, worldwide #1 smash, “Like a G6,” kicks off Spotlight Fridays on June 22.  She will perform tracks off her debut album, “The Night the Sun Came Up” which includes the hit song, “In the Dark.”

DJ HowLy and DJ Alex Dreamz will keep the tempo thumping on Spin Saturdays, June 23.

The a capella grooves of Pentatonix will take the stage for Retro Cover Bands and Latin Sundays, June 24. This five-person vocal cover band delivers a polished sound that combines various genres including pop, soul, R&B, and electronic music.  Concert goers will also have an opportunity to purchase an advance copy of Pentatonix’s highly anticipated EP “PTX Volume 1,” which is currently #1 on iTunes.

WHEN:           Friday, June 22, 2012
Spotlight Fridays: DJ Dance Party Begins at 7 p.m.
Dev Begins at 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 23, 2012
Spin Saturdays: DJ HowLy and DJ Alex Dreamz Begins at 7 p.m.

Sunday, June 24, 2012
Retro Cover Bands and Latin Sundays: DJ Dance Party Begins at 6 p.m.
The Backbeats & Pentatonix Begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE:         “5 Towers” on Universal CityWalk
100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, CA 91608

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JIMMY FALLON’S NEW ALBUM, “BLOW YOUR PANTS OFF”, TO BE RELEASED ON JUNE 12 In Addition, Fallon’s “Thank You Notes 2” Book Is Now a New York Times Bestseller

June 11, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

UNIVERSAL CITY, Calif. – June 11, 2012 – Jimmy Fallon’s highly anticipated second album, “Blow Your Pants Off,” debuts on June 12, 2012 from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Warner Bros. Records/LoudMouth Entertainment. Featuring both original music and parody song favorites from “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon,” the album boasts a mind-blowing roster of guest stars that includes Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Justin Timberlake, Dave Matthews and more.

The album is available wherever music is sold, and online at www.nbcuniversalstore.com.

For more information, visit www.blowyourpantsoff.com. Track listings include:

1. Neil Young Sings “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”

2. History of Rap (featuring Justin Timberlake)

3. Tebowie

4. Scrambled Eggs (featuring Paul McCartney)

5. The Doors Sing “Reading Rainbow”

6. Balls In Your Mouth (featuring Eddie Vedder)

7. My Upstairs Neighbors Are Having Sex (And Listening to the Black Eyed Peas)

8. Bob Dylan Sings “Charles in Charge”

9. Walk of Shame (featuring Dave Matthews)

10. Slow Jam The News (featuring Brian Williams)

11. New French Girlfriend

12. Cougar Huntin’ (featuring Big & Rich)

13. You Spit When You Talk

14. Friday (featuring Stephen Colbert)

15. Neil Young Sings “Whip My Hair” (featuring Bruce Springsteen)

Fallon’s new book “Thank You Notes 2” was released on May 22 from NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group and Grand Central Publishing, and recently hit #1 on the New York Times Bestseller list. This is the second book based on Fallon’s popular “Thank You Notes” segment that airs every Friday on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.” In “Thank You Notes 2,” Fallon addresses over 150 new subjects with his undying gratitude, and the limited edition book features a sound chip that plays the “Thank You Notes” theme music.

Fallon is scheduled to appear on QVC® on Tuesday, June 12 at 10 pm (ET) to promote the release of both “Blow Your Pants Off” and “Thank You Notes 2.” The QVC version of “Blow Your Pants Off” includes two alternative tracks – “Jeremy (Linsanity)” and “Let Us Play With Your Look.”

The “Blow Your Pants Off” CD is available in two exclusive bundle packages on the NBC Online store at www.nbcuniversalstore.com. The “Blow Your Pants Off” package includes a blow your pants off t-Shirt along with a copy of the CD. The “Walk of Shame” package includes a walk of shame t-shirt, a walk of shame trucker hat, and “sunstache” sunglasses (plastic wayfarers with a dangling handlebar mustache featuring “Walk of Shame” on the contoured arms) in addition to the CD.

About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group

NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com.

About “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon”

In March 2009, “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” made its broadcast debut with Fallon as the third host of the NBC comedy-talk franchise. The show serves as a platform for comedy, music and A-list talent out of NBC’s Rockefeller Center Studio 6B. The show continually garners attention for viral videos, audience games, and prominent guests. Fallon’s choice of house-band, The Roots, has been universally praised.

“Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” is produced by Universal Media Studios and Broadway Video. Lorne Michaels is the executive producer. Michael Shoemaker produces. Gavin Purcell is supervising producer.

Fallon also serves as executive producer of NBC’s new fall comedy, “Guys with Kids.”

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GRAMMY-NOMINATED R&B SINGER KENNY LATTIMORE RELEASES NEW MUSIC VIDEO FOR LATEST SINGLE ““FIND A WAY”

June 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

New Album, Back 2 Cool, Coming Later This Year

June 6, 2012  (New York, NY) – Grammy-nominated R&B singer Kenny Lattimore is making his way back to the charts having impacted as the #1 Most Added at Urban AC with his latest single, “Find a Way.” Today, amidst promo for the single, Kenny Lattimore is excited to release the music video for “Find a Way,” which is the lead single off his highly anticipated forthcoming album, Back 2 Cool, on his newly launched label, SincereSoul Records, in conjunction with EMI Label Services.

Lyrically on “Find A Way,” Kenny Lattimore melodically sings about searching for ways to truly and genuinely win the heart of a woman.  In the video, viewers witness Kenny Lattimore’s authentic sensuality as he caresses and soulfully sings to the woman of his adoration.  The refreshing single serves as an uplifting message of hope and love to his fans.  “Find A Way” is just one of the great soulful ballads that will be featured on Kenny Lattimore’s new album that conveys his encouraging belief that true love exists and communication plays a vital role in relationships.

Kenny Lattimore has established himself as a soulful song stylist with true R&B roots.  Whether it is putting a distinctive stamp on classic songs recorded by such musical icons as Donny Hathaway (“I Love You More Than You’ll Ever Know”) and George Harrison (“While My Guitar Gently Weeps”) or creating his own legacy of hits including “Never Too Busy” and the classic wedding ballad “For You,” Kenny Lattimore’s style combines passion, sensuality, intensity and subtlety, making him one of today’s premier male vocalists.

For more information about Kenny Lattimore, his new music video “Find A Way”, and his upcoming album Back 2 Cool, please visit: http://www.kennylattimore.com/ and follow @KennyLattimore on Twitter.

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BROADWAY RECORDS LAUNCHES WITH CAST ALBUMS FOR Nick Jonas EP Cast Recording Of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Two-Time Tony® Nominated BONNIE & CLYDE Tony® Nominated LYSISTRATA JONES

June 4, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

(June 4, 2012 – New York, NY) – Broadway Records officially launched this spring with three exciting cast album releases: an EP of Nick Jonas  performing 5 tracks from the smash hit musical HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, the cast album for the two-time Tony-nominated BONNIE & CLYDE, and the cast album for the Tony-nominated LYSYSTRATA JONES.  More titles will be announced soon.

Produced by six-time Grammy nominee Robert Sher who produced the Grammy nominated Daniel Radcliffe/John Larroquette HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUR REALLY TRYING cast album, the new Nick Jonas recording is executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard of The Broadway Consortium (Executive producers of the Radcliffe/Larroquette album) and Ken Mahoney.

With the aid of a trusty self-help book “How to Succeed in Business” wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder.  Will Finch’s unorthodox business practices at the World-Wide Wicket Company get him in hot water with the head honcho J.B. Biggley, and jeopardize his romance with secretary Rosemary Pilkington?  With a hilarious book and beloved score by Frank Loesser, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is packed with hit standards, five of which appear on this EP:  “How To Succeed,” “Company Way,” “Rosemary,” “I Believe In You,” and “Brotherhood of Man.”

BONNIE & CLYDE, which starred Laura Osnes (2012 Tony nominee, Bonnie & Clyde, 2011 Drama Desk nominee, Anything Goes) and Jeremy Jordan (2012 Tony nominee, Newsies) as Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, respectively, played its final performance on Friday, December 30th at 8:00pm at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.   BONNIE & CLYDE has music by Frank Wildhorn, lyrics by Don Black, book by Ivan Menchell and music supervision/orchestrations/arrangements by John McDaniel.

BONNIE & CLYDE reached #2 on the Billboard Cast Album chart in its third week on the chart (it debuted at #6).  The cast album features the complete Broadway score as well as a bonus track, “This Never Happened Before,” which was cut out of town.

LYSISTRATA JONES is one of most acclaimed musicals of the current Broadway season.  Ben Brantley of The New York Times raved, “LYSISTRATA JONES brings a heightened touch of summer sun and silliness to what has been an exceptionally gray season for musicals.  Lewis Flinn’s effervescent score makes reference to Motown, John Mayer-type ballads, “Glee”-like choral rousers and (how could it not?) Toni Basil’s cheerleading novelty hit, ‘Mickey.’”

The Athens University basketball team hasn’t won a game in 30 years.  But when spunky transfer student Lysistrata Jones (Patti Murrin) dares the squad’s fed-up girlfriends to stop ‘giving it up’ to their boyfriends until they win a game, their legendary losing streak could be coming to an end.  In this boisterous new musical comedy, Lyssie J. and her girl-power posse give Aristophanes’ classic comedy a sexy, modern twist and take student activism to a whole new level.

The EP of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, starring Nick Jonas, and the cast albums of BONNIE & CLYDE and LYSISTRATA JONES are available digitally through all major providers and in stores now.
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BROADWAY RECORDS is a new label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway cast recordings and is a division of the theatrical production and investment company, The Broadway Consortium.  The Broadway Consortium was co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard.  Broadway Records releases include the Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Bonnie & Clyde and Lysistrata Jones and Nick Jonas: Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying.  The Broadway Consortium’s Broadway producing credits include Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Evita (2012).  West End: Master Class (2012).  Van’s credits also include Catch Me If You Can (Tony® Award nomination), ROOMS a rock romance (Outer Critics Circle and Helen Hayes Award nomination), Saint Heaven and Alive in the World.  Together, Kenny and Van executive produced the Grammy® nominated 2011 Broadway Cast Recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette.  Van also executive produced the Original Off Broadway Cast Recording of ROOMS a rock romance with Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger.  The general counsel for Broadway Records and The Broadway Consortium is Barry Miller.
www.BroadwayConsortium.com

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Masterworks Broadway to record Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Encores! cast)

May 23, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Masterworks Broadway will release the Encores! cast recording of the classic musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Starring Megan Hilty – Sony recording artist and star of NBC’s Smash

Masterworks Broadway will release the Encores! cast recording of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. The album will be recorded in New York City this week, and will feature  “A Little Girl From Little Rock,” “Bye Bye Baby,” and of course, the classic made famous by Marilyn Monroe, “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.”

Starring as Lorelei Lee is Sony recording artist and star of NBC’s hit series Smash – Megan Hilty. The cast also includes Rachel York as Dorothy, Clarke Thorell as Gus, Aaron Lazar as Henry plus Simon Jones, Stephen R. Buntrock, Phillip Attmore and Jared Grimes. Hilty is in the process of recording her first solo album for Sony Masterworks/Columbia Records which will come out in early 2013.
The first stage version of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes debuted on Broadway in 1926 adapted from the novel by Anita Loos. The musical version, featuring music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Leo Robin and book by Loos and Joseph Fields, debuted at the Ziegfeld Theatre on December 8, 1949, making a star of Carol Channing and eventually ran for 740 performances.  It was made into a hit 1953 film by director Howard Hawks and starred Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. The recent critically acclaimed Encores! production ran May 9 to May 13, 2012 at New York’s City Center.

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