NEVERMORE to release original Off-Broadway cast recording

March 24, 2015

 

Broadway Records will release the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe. Produced by Radiomouse Entertainment, the album will be recorded on March 24 in anticipation of a June 16, 2015 release.  Visit www.broadwayrecords.com for more information.

 

Poe’s fascinating life story will be recorded as a 150 minute double-disc CD, featuring the entire score as well as portions of the show’s text, all performed by the Off-Broadway Cast which includes six of the seven original Canadian cast members - Gaelan Beatty, Shannon Blanchet, Beth Graham, Ryan Parker, Garett Ross, Scott Shpeley – as well as American actress Lindsie VanWinkle. 

 

NEVERMORE will conclude its off-Broadway run at New World Stages on Sunday, March 29, following 12 previews and 72 performances.

 

Praise for NEVERMORE:

 

"Exquisitely stylish ... a gothic fantasia!"

- New York Times

 

“Haunting music and a Tim Burton-like aesthetic transport the audience to a fantasy realm.”

- Playbill

 

“Stark raven mad!”

-Time Out

 

Beautiful and bizarre, playful and perverse, NEVERMORE- The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe is a whimsical and macabre musical play about the enigmatic writer who has fascinated the world for more than a century. Poe struggled with tragedy, addiction, poverty, and severe loss while producing some of the world’s most original, visionary and enduring literature before dying in mysterious circumstances at the age of 40.  At once gorgeous and grotesque, NEVERMORE blurs the line between fact and fiction, exploring the events that shaped Poe’s character and career and giving powerful expression to Poe’s words “all that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.”

 

NEVERMORE is written, composed, and directed by Catalyst Theatre’s (Edmonton, Canada) Artistic Director, Jonathan Christenson.  The physical world of NEVERMORE – including sets, costumes, and lighting – is designed by Bretta Gerecke.  The production features choreography by Laura Krewski and sound design is by Wade Staples.

 

NEVERMORE is produced by Radio Mouse Entertainment (M. Kilburg Reedy and Jason E. Grossman), Martin Hummel, Caiola Productions, Terry Schnuck, Susan Jaffe Tane, Hernreich-Horvath Productions and Catalyst Theatre, in association with Fireboat Productions, Mary Cossette, and Meredith Lynsey Schade.  The associate producers include Carol L. Bixler and Deepa Desai.

 

Originally produced by Catalyst Theatre of Edmonton, Canada in 2009 to commemorate the bicentennial of Poe’s birth (January 19, 1809), NEVERMORE has toured extensively, including sold out limited engagements at London’s Barbican Center and New York’s New Victory Theatre in 2010.   

 

For more information, please visit WWW.NEVERMORESHOW.COM

 

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