(New York, NY) Monday, September 10, 2018 -Broadway Records today announced that Tonya & Nancy (Highlights from the Rock Opera) – Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below will be released digitally and in stores on Friday, September 28, 2018. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
Based on the Tonya Harding/ Nancy Kerrigan Olympic skating scandal, Elizabeth Searle’s and Michael Teoli’s rock opera Tonya & Nancy has drawn national and international media coverage, playing in Boston, Chicago and LA as well as enjoying a sold-out run at NYMF. Tony-nominated Broadway star Lauren Worsham (A Genleman’s Guide To Love and Murder) headlines as Nancy, alongside Ashley Spencer (Rock of Ages, Grease) as Tonya. Tonya’s and Nancy’s ‘Mom’ embodied by Nancy Opel (Urinetown) plays emcee — and occasionally referee — as Tonya, Nancy and knee-attack conspirator ‘Gillooly,’ portrayed by Tony LePage (Rock of Ages), belt out songs including Tonya’s “Watch Your Back” and Nancy’s aria, “Why Me?” Recorded live at Feinstein’s/54 Below, Tonya & Nancy has been hailed by critics on both coasts as “brilliant.” Let the games begin. Produced by Michael J Moritz Jr, Michael Teoli and Brandon Loewit.
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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