AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
RELEASE DATE FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 2018
(New York, NY) Thursday, September 6, 2018 - Broadway Records today announced that Everybody’s Talking About Jamie (Original West End Cast Recording) will be released digitally and in stores in North America on Friday, September 28, 2018. This North American edition of the West End original cast recording features deluxe packaging including full lyrics. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com.
Jamie New is sixteen and lives on a council estate in Sheffield.
Jamie doesn’t quite fit in.
Jamie is terrified about the future.
Jamie is going to be a sensation.
Supported by his brilliant loving mum and surrounded by his friends, Jamie overcomes prejudice, beats the bullies and steps out of the darkness, into the spotlight. With ‘songs that have the wow factor’ (The Times) by lead singer-songwriter of The Feeling Dan Gillespie Sells, and “hilarious” book and lyrics “with delightful punch” (Whatsonstage) by writer Tom MacRae, Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is the funny, fabulous, feel-good, musical sensation has been wowing audiences and critics alike.
“We are thrilled to release Everybody’s Talking About Jamie throughout North America as Broadway Records’ very first West End cast recording. We instantly fell in love with the score and are proud to be able to share this wonderful new work with American audiences.” — Van Dean, Broadway Records president
John McCrea, Josie Walker, Tamsin Carroll, Mina Anwar, Lucie Shorthouse and Phil Nichol lead a twenty-four strong company and an eight-piece band that will “sweep you away on a tide of mischief, warmth and exuberance” (Financial Times). The Sheffield Theatres Production of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie is produced in the West End by Nica Burns, Ian Osborne, Paula Marie Black, Teresa and Craig Beech. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie opened at the Sheffield Crucible in 2017 and is now playing at the Apollo Theatre in the West End, currently booking until 6 April 2019. As well as receiving 5-star reviews, of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was nominated for 5 Olivier Awards, received the UK Theatre and What’s On Stage Awards for Best New Musical and won the Attitude Culture Award 2017. Dan Gillespie Sells won Best Composer at The Stage Debut Awards, John McCrea won the What’s On Stage award for Best Actor in a Musical, the UK Theatre Award for Best Performance in A Musical and was named joint Most Promising Newcomer at the Critics Circle Awards and Lucie Shorthouse won the What’s On Stage Award for Best Supporting Actresses in a Musical. Everybody’s Talking About Jamie was screened live from the Apollo Theatre into over 500 cinemas across the UK, Ireland and select European territories on Thursday 5 July 2018.
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), the Tony Award® winning revival of Once On This Island, Anastasia, Bandstand, My Fair Lady, 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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