BROADWAY RECORDS TO RELEASE LIZZIE
A ROCK CONCEPT DOUBLE ALBUM ON OCTOBER 8TH
FEATURING CARRIE MANOLAKOS AND STORM LARGE
UPCOMING CONCERT PERFORMANCES INCLUDE HOUSTON, TX OCTOBER 10-20, 2013
AND PHILDELPHIA, PA NOVEMBER 23-25, 2013
(September 30, 2013 – New York, NY) – Broadway Records is proud to announce the release of LIZZIE, a theatrical concept double album, due for release on October 8, 2013. It is available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00CIIFKAM.
A special double-disc set packed with murder, incest, love, betrayal, sexual manipulation, evidence tampering, and balls-to-the-wall rock and roll. LIZZIE tells the bloody legend of America’s first and favorite axe-wielding double-murderess and Victorian hometown girl, Lizzie Borden. The creators of LIZZIE — Steven Cheslik-DeMeyer, Tim Maner and Alan Stevens Hewitt — re-imagine her story as a transformation from downtrodden spinster to rock and roll legend, in the process creating a genuine American myth.
Taking a cue from iconic concept albums like Jesus Christ Superstar and Tommy, the creative team has conceived LIZZIE as a stand-alone rock album that will be expanded into live concerts and theatrical events across the country and internationally. Though developmental productions of LIZZIE (formerly known as Lizzie Borden) have been presented to sold-out audiences and critical acclaim in New York, Seattle, and elsewhere, this studio album is the debut of a newly revised and orchestrated version never heard before.
LIZZIE features Carrie Manolakos and Storm Large as the infamous Borden sisters. Manolakos (Lizzie) is perhaps best known for her viral YouTube cover of Radiohead’s “Creep,” taped live at La Poisson Rouge in New York, which has been viewed over 1 million times and was featured on The Daily Beast, the New Yorker, Huffington Post, and dubbed an “Eargasm” by Gawker.
Storm Large, dubbed a “punk goddess” by Playboy, sings the role of Emma Borden. Large attracted national attention as a finalist on the CBS reality show “Rock Star: Supernova.” She tours with Pink Martini and with her own band, the Storm Large Band.
Carrie Cimma brings a Sid Vicious snarl to her Drama Desk-nominated performance as Bridget, the maid, and bombshell Seattleite Ryah Nixon (9 to 5: The Musical 1st Natl. Tour/Doralee Rhodes) rounds out the group as Alice Russell, Lizzie’s neighbor and love interest.
The album was engineered by Anthony “Rocky” Gallo (John Legend, Norah Jones, Cat Power, Mos Def, Carly Simon, Jon Bon Jovi, among many others) and mastered by Dave McNair who recently mastered David Bowie’s The Next Day.
LIZZIE is Executive Produced by The Broadway Consortium (Van Dean and Kenny Howard) and Brunish Trinchero LLC (Brisa Trinchero and Corey Brunish). LIZZIE: Music by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Alan Stevens Hewitt; Lyrics by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; Book by Tim Maner; Additional Music by Tim Maner; Additional Lyrics by Alan Stevens Hewitt; Based on an Original Concept by Steven Cheslik-deMeyer and Tim Maner; Orchestrations by Alan Stevens Hewitt.
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LizzieMusical, @LizzieMusical
CREATIVE TEAM BIOS
Steven has been telling stories for three decades in New York, Nashville, Austin, and on the road, as a composer, writer, and performer, including dozens of shows in the New York indie theater and music scenes of the 1980s and 90s, ten years with the neo-vaudeville duo Y’all, CDs, books, and a feature film, Life in a Box. Last fall, Steven received a MacDowell fellowship to begin work on a new solo music theater piece. Steven lives in New York City with his husband, and he blogs at Bilerico.com andgolikewater.blogspot.com.
Immediately after graduating as a director from NYU/Tisch/Playwrights Horizons, Tim founded the tiny mythic theatre company where LIZZIE began. A few years later, tiny mythic became the award-winning arts center, HERE, and his producing/presenting history there spanned a decade and hundreds of productions. Tim has created over twenty original works as a writer and director, sung in some bands, arranged and conducted a Cowgirl Chorus, and originated roles in a couple of Robert Wilson shows. His directing work has been called “as surreal as David Lynch” (TimeOut/NY), “like a Quentin Tarrantino fever-dream” (The Village Voice) and “focused … masterful” (ShowBusiness).
Alan Stevens Hewitt
ASH grew up onstage and in the studio. He has played on Broadway (Spring Awakening, American Idiot), on tour in the U.S. and abroad, in opera houses before thousands, and in the worst dives for fewer people than were onstage. He cut his recording teeth as a teenager working with Philadelphia-based Ruffhouse Records at Studio 4 and in the 90’s as a member of The Low Road (Caroline Records). He has played with Pete Townsend, opened for Nirvana, toured with label-mates Ben Folds Five, and has busked for gas-money. His first score for the theatre was for a production of Brecht’s Baal that the NYTimes thought was awful. He lives in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
BROADWAY RECORDS is a new label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway-related recordings and is a division of the theatrical production and investment company, The Broadway Consortium. The Broadway Consortium (winner of Best Revival of a Musical Tony® Award in 2012) was co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. Broadway Records releases include the Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Matilda The Musical, Bonnie & Clyde and Lysistrata Jones, “Nick Jonas: Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying”, “Laura Osnes: Dream A Little Dream – Live at the Café Carlyle” and Jekyll & Hyde 2012 Concept Recording and its new series of “Live at 54 BELOW” recordings. The Broadway Consortium’s Broadway producing credits include Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Big Fish, Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Gore Vidal’s The Best Man, The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Evita (2012). West End: Master Class (2012). The Broadway Consortium was also the lead producer of January’s From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook which recently aired on NY area PBS stations. 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. The general counsel for Broadway Records and The Broadway Consortium is Barry Miller.
Brunish Trinchero LLC is the Tony Award winning producing team comprised of Brisa Trinchero and Corey Brunish. Broadway credits include The Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess, Peter & The Starcatcher, Bonnie & Clyde, Pippin and others. Album credits include Nice Work If You Can Get It, Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie & Clyde, and Pippin. Brisa Trinchero founded Make Musicals (www.makemusicals.com) and the Running Deer Musical Theater Lab to support new musicals at all phases of development. Activities include hosting numerous Broadway writing teams for development retreats and maintaining a popular blog addressing the art and business of new musicals. In addition, Brisa serves as a consultant to new musical festivals/developers around the country. Corey Brunish has been a theatre practitioner for four decades. An accomplished regional director, he made his Broadway debut this season as Assistant Director for the new musical Bonnie & Clyde. Corey created the musical Write Myself A Letter and the self-titled album “Corey Brunish As Time Goes By.” www.makemusicals.com
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