(New York, NY) Friday, August 31, 2018 -Broadway Records today announced that The Boy Who Danced on Air (Original Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 21, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com.
The Boy Who Danced On Air is a modern-day love story set in rural Afghanistan. Paiman and Feda have spent their young lives as dancers in the world of bacha bazi, where wealthy men take in boys from poor families, train them to dance at parties, and often abuse them. The two boys’ chance meeting changes the course of their lives and sets them on a journey to find their independence in this musical fable about love, tradition, morality and the strength of the human spirit.
The Boy Who Danced On Air is written by Tim Rosser (music and orchestrations) and Charlie Sohne (book and lyrics). The Abingdon Theater Company production was directed by Tony Speciale, and music direction by David Gardos. The cast includes Osh Ghanimah, Troy Iwata, Deven Kolluri, Jonathan Raviv, Nikhil Saboo and Shiv Pai. The album features a bonus track by four-time Grammy Award winner India.Arie.
1. A Song He Never Chose
2. Little Dance
3. For a Night
4. All That I’ve Known
5. With Him Around Me
7. Play Your Part
8. Into Your Hands
9. A Song He Never Chose (Reprise)
10. A Boy Of My Own
11. Denying the Sun
12. What You Did To Me
13. In The City
14. I Can See It
15. Paiman’s Dance
16. I Know How You Feel
17. A Song He Never Chose (Finale)
18. Feda’s Song
19. His Song (India.Arie)
TIM ROSSER (Composer) and CHARLIE SOHNE (Book Writer and Lyricist) are winners of the 2015 Jonathan Larson Award, ASCAP’s 2015 Mary Rodgers/Lorenz Hart Award and the 2016 San Diego Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Original Score. Their show, The Boy Who Danced on Air (NAMT 2013) had its world premiere at The Diversionary Theatre and its Off-Broadway premiere at the Abingdon Theatre. Their pilot, Truth Slash Fiction, won best comedy at SeriesFest and ITVFest. Their new song cycle, With The Right Music, will make its premiere with the Oakland Symphony Orchestra in February of 2018 and they're currently working on a show commissioned by New York City Children's Theatre. Tim and Charlie were also 2014-15 Dramatists Guild Fellows, members of The Civilians’ R&D Group and writers at the Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, ASCAP’s Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project and the Yale Institute for Music Theatre. Their songs have been seen at their sold-out 54 Below show, Birdland, Contemporary Classics at Seattle Rep, Cutting Edge Composers at Joe’s Pub, ALNM at Rockwell in Los Angeles, Above The Arts in London, a sold out show at Broadway au Carre in Paris, and the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC. They are the songwriting team behind India.Arie's single, “High Above.” www.rosserandsohne.com
Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) is the Grammy® winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists. Recent releases include the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning The Color Purple (2015 revival), the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical and Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival), Anastasia, Bandstand, Once On This Island, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief and NBC’s television events, The Wiz Live! and Peter Pan Live!. The label’s critically-acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Micky Dolenz and many others. Broadway Records launched the Broadway for Orlando initiative (in partnership with creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) culminating in the all-star benefit single, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” which leaped to #1 on iTunes with no radio airplay. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors also include the From Broadway With Love benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award for Sound) and Parkland. To learn more, visit BroadwayRecords.com.
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