Ghostlight Releases: Sister Act
Original London Cast Recording Featuring Patina Miller, as She Reprises Her Starring London Role on Broadway
Features Original Score
With Music by Eight-time Oscar and Ten-Time Grammy Award Winner Alan Menken
and Lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-Nominee Glenn Slater
London Musical Sensation
Hits Broadway March 24th, Directed by Four-Time Tony Winner Jerry Zaks
Ghostlight Records will release the Original London Cast Recording of SISTER ACT, the acclaimed musical which comes to Broadway beginning March 24th. Fans who order the album now via Ghostlight's site will have hard copies shipped upon check-out: http://sh-kboom.com/sisteract.shtml. Oliver Award nominee Patina Miller, star of the London production, reprises her role as Deloris on Broadway, and appears on the new CD. The album was produced by Doug Besterman, Michael Kosarin and Alan Menken.
SISTER ACT features an original score with music by multi-Academy, Grammy and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid and Enchanted), lyrics by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and a book by multi-Emmy Award winners Cheri and Bill Steinkellner ("Cheers") with additional book material by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Douglas Carter Beane (Xanadu, The Little Dog Laughed). Directed on Broadway by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Guys and Dolls, A Funny Thing…Forum, Smokey Joe's Café), the production features choreography by Tony and Olivier Award nominee Anthony Van Laast (Mamma Mia, Bombay Dreams) and is based on the Touchstone Pictures motion picture Sister Act written by Joseph Howard. More information about the Broadway production, here: www.sisteractonbroadway.com. Watch the cast of SISTER ACT perform on ABC-TV's THE VIEW:
More about the production: When disco diva Deloris witnesses a crime, the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look – a convent! Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own. A sparkling tribute to the power of friendship, Sister Act is reason for Broadway to rejoice!
The London production of SISTER ACT earned rave reviews:
"IRRESISTIBLE! ONE BIG, SPIRIT-SOARING JOYFUL NOISE!"
- The Times of London
"GLORIOUS FUN! ONE LEAVES 'SISTER ACT' FEELING BLESSED!"
- The Daily Telegraph
"★★★★★! 'SISTER ACT' BRINGS GENUINE RAYS OF HEAVENLY HAPPINESS TO THE STAGE!"
- Daily Express London
"★★★★★! A HABIT-FORMING TRIUMPH!"
- The London Evening Standard
More about Ghostlight Records: Sh-K-Boom Records, with its imprint Ghostlight Records, proudly celebrates its 10th Anniversary this year. Founded by Kurt Deutsch and wife Sherie Rene Scott in 2001, the label has emerged as the leading independent force in musical theatre recordings. The label was created by and for the Broadway community. The label has since emerged as the standard bearer on the Broadway music scene. Their releases of the OCRs for Tony winners In The Heights and Passing Strange, as well as their single release featuring the winner of MTV's Legally Blonde The Musical competition, have brought them acclaim for their innovative marketing techniques and their efforts to reach the next generation of Broadway music fans via iTunes, music videos and more. The label (and President Kurt Deutsch) recently earned their first ever GRAMMY AWARD for In The Heights. Coverage has ranged from Rolling Stone to USA TODAY to The New York Times, from Blender Magazine to Playbill to Billboard, from AP Radio to Entertainment Weekly, from New York Magazine to Variety to NY-1 TV, from Time Out NY to Paper Magazine to The Advocate to The NY Daily News and much more. Other current releases include the double CD collector's edition of 'Reefer Madness' and ‘Patti LuPone at Les Mouches,' which received expansive and wildly favorable media coverage. Their release of Sutton Foster's solo CD, ‘Wish', garnered coverage including two USA TODAY ‘Listen Up Music Picks', an appearance on NBC-TV Weekend Today Show, and a debut on Billboard's Heatseekers Chart. Their releases of ‘HAIR,' ‘Next to Normal' and ‘Everyday Rapture' garnered national coverage as well. President Kurt Deutsch was interviewed by PLAYBILL, regarding the label's embrace of 'Broadway's Digital Age': http://www.playbill.com/features/article/118331.html
This fall, Ghostlight released the Original Cast recording of 'Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson', 'Christine Ebersole Sings Noel Coward,' (The 2-time Tony winner's 3rd album on the label), and the Original Cast Recording of 'Ordinary Days,' all to rave reviews. The company is recognized for reinventing the musical theatre recording landscape, and creating a new type of ‘United Artists' environment for Broadway producers and artists to participate in the funding and co-ownership of their albums.