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GIANT Cast Recording Will Be Released May 21, 2013 on Ghostlight Records

 by Sh-K-Boom Records on 4/3/2013 to News
Giant cast recordingWe are pleased to announce the release date for the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed epic musical GIANT online and in stores will be May 21, 2013. Pre-order the CD now and be one of the first to hear it in all its sweeping glory: < PRE-ORDER GIANT > Pre-ordered CDs will ship in May.

GIANT had its New York Premiere at The Public Theater last fall, and was a co-production with Dallas Theater Center. GIANT features music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and a book by Sybille Pearson, based on the novel by Edna Ferber. This production was directed by Michael Greif and had choreography by Alex Sanchez.

The two-disc cast album – produced by Kurt Deutsch, Joel Moss and Michael John LaChiusa– includes a 44 page, full-color booklet with the entire libretto and liner notes by Oskar Eustis, The Public Theater’s Artistic Director. GIANT boasts a company of 26 actors, a 17-piece orchestra, and lush orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, with additional orchestrations byLarry Hochman.

Watch a video documentary from the recording session exclusively on TheaterMania.com:

Giant Recording Session













This recording marks The Public’s fourth album in collaboration with Ghostlight Records, including the previously released Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Hair, and See What I Wanna See. This is also the label’s fifth album with Michael John LaChiusa (Queen of the Mist, See What I Wanna See, Bernarda Alba, and Little Fish). The GIANT original cast recording has been supported by the Shen Family Foundation.

The full track list is as follows:

ACT 1:
1. Aurelia Dolores (Polo, Lupe, and Company)
2. Did Spring Come to Texas? (Bick)
3. Your Texas (Leslie, Bick)
4. No Time for Surprises (Luz)
5. Private Property (Jett)
6. Outside Your Window (Jett, Leslie)
7. He Wanted a Girl (Vashti, Bick)
8. Heartbreak Country (Bick, Leslie)
9. Ruega por Nosotros (Lupe, Servants)
10. Look Back/Look Ahead (Bawley, Bick, Leslie, and Company)
11. Topsy Turvy (Leslie, Bick)
12. When to Bluff (Jett, Lil Luz)
13. One Day (Jett, Men)
14. My Texas (Bick, Vashti, Pinkie, Adarene, Mike, Leslie and Company)
15. A Stranger (Leslie)
16. Act One Finale (Bick, Jett, Bawley, and Company)

ACT 2:
17. Our Mornings/That Thing (Bick, Luz)
18. Jump (Angel, Lil Luz, Bobby Jr.)
19. There is a Child (Juana, Jordy)
20. Un Béso, Béso! (Polo, Lupe, Angel, Analita, Luz, and Company)
21. Place in the World (Bawley, Bick)
22. Midnight Blues (Vashti, Leslie)
23. The Dog is Gonna Bark (Jett)
24. Juana’s Prayer (Juana)
25. The Desert (Bick, Lesie)
26. Aurelia Dolores Reprise / Act Two Finale (Jordy, Juana, and Company)

The Wall Street Journal raved “Giant is the most important new musical to come along since The Light in the Piazza. It’s a show of immense and fully realized promise. LaChiusa is one of the most prodigiously gifted musical-theater songwriters since Stephen Sondheim.”

The Public Theater has a long history of producing new musicals, and is the only theater in New York City that presents Shakespeare and the classics, musicals, new works, and experimental theater in equal measure. GIANT is a new American musical that spans generations in an epic chronicle of the state that’s like no place else on earth: Texas. Amid a turbulent culture of greed, bigotry and money, a powerful cattleman, his new East Coast bride, their family and friends – not to mention their enemies – embrace and confront the joys and sorrows that loom as large as the state they call home.

The GIANT cast included Enrique Acevedo, Raul Aranas, Becca Ayers, Mary Bacon, Kate Baldwin, Xavier Cano, Miguel Cervantes, Natalie Cortez, Rocío Del Mar Vallés, John Dossett, Jon Fletcher, PJ Griffith, Michael Halling, Brian d’Arcy James, Mackenzie Mauzy, Melissa Mitchell, Doreen Montalvo, Michele Pawk, Allison Rogers, Isabel Santiago, Tally Sessions, Martín Solá, Bobby Steggert, Matthew Stocke, Katie Thompson, and William Youmans.

GIANT featured scenic design by Allen Moyer; costume design by Jeff Mahshie; lighting design by Kenneth Posner; sound design by Brian Ronan; hair and wig design by David Brian Brown; and musical direction by Chris Fenwick.
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