The original cast recording of VENICE - the new musical produced by The Public Theater - is now available as an online exclusive with a digital booklet through iTunes
and other outlets. The physical CD will be available online and in stores on December 2, and is available for pre-order now
on our site.
VENICE was directed by Eric Rosen with book by Rosen, music by Matt Sax, and lyrics by Sax and Rosen, as well as additional music by Curtis Moore and choreography by Chase Brock. The physical CD is a deluxe jewel case package containing a full-color 40-page booklet with lyrics, photos, a show synopsis and an essay by The Public Theater's artistic director Oskar Eustis. The album is produced by Matt Sax, Curtis Moore and Eric Rosen, with Matt Sax serving as executive producer.
VENICE ignites the stage with a fusion of musical styles from hip-hop and rock to soaring anthems of love and hope, tracing a young man's rise as he fights for what's right against a backdrop of deceit and sibling betrayal. Part epic romance, part political tale, VENICE will transport you to a fallen city in the not-so-distant future where revolution is in the air, political structures are crumbling, and only the children of the city's fallen heroes can change the course of history.
Variety hailed the show as "a new synthesis of rhythm and rock opera no fan of either art form should pass up." According to the Associated Press, "The fine performances, kinetic imagery, haunting melodies and memorable lyrics combine to make VENICE an adventurous, winning musical experience."
The complete cast of VENICE features Uzo Aduba (Anna Monroe), Jennifer Damiano (Willow Turner), Jonathan-David (Theodore Westbrook), Emilee Dupré (Ensemble), Claybourne Elder (Michael Victor), Semhar Ghebremichael (Ensemble), Leslie Odom, Jr. (Markos Monroe), Victoria Platt (Emilia Monroe), Angela Polk (Hailey Daisy), Devin Roberts (Ensemble), Matt Sax (Clown), Haaz Sleiman (Venice Monroe) and Manuel Stark (Ensemble).
VENICE featured scenic design by Beowulf Boritt; costume design by Clint Ramos; lighting design by Jason Lyons; sound design by Acme Sound Partners; projection design by Jason H. Thompson; and musical direction by Jim Abbott.
"VENICE" TRACK LIST
1. Citizens of Venice
2. Last Man
3. Waited All These Years
5. City at Sleep
6. Hailey Daisy
8. Liberation (Pull Up the People)
9. Never Wish War on a People
10. Final Hour Hymn
11. If Only
15. I Wanna Be Great
16. Put Out the Light
17. We're Not Children Anymore