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Cast Recordings & Albums Jason Robert Brown's The Connector Is Getting a Cast Album

Ben Levi Ross, Hannah Cruz, and Scott Bakula star in the world premiere musical at MCC.

The Company of MCC Theater's The Connector Joan Marcus

Good news for those who were not able to secure a ticket to MCC's Off-Broadway hit The Connector—the new Jason Robert Brown, Daisy Prince, and Jonathan Marc Sherman musical has recorded a cast album. Concord Theatricals Recordings will release the original cast recording later this spring. The Connector is currently running at MCC through March 17.

The musical follows two young journalists in the late 1990s New York City publishing world, pitting ambition against values in the race for the ultimate scoop. It features a score by Brown and a book by Sherman. The new work was conceived by Prince, who also directs the world premiere production. 

The cast, featured on the cast album, includes Scott Bakula, Max Crumm, Hannah Cruz, Ashley Pérez Flanagan, Danielle Lee Greaves, Mylinda Hull, Daniel Jenkins, Jessica Molaskey, Fergie Philippe, Eliseo Román, Ben Levi Ross, Ann Sanders, and Michael Winther. Understudies for the production include Joanna Carpenter, George Dvorsky, and Kyle Sherman.

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The album, which was recorded recently at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, is produced by four-time Emmy winner Jeffrey Lesser and three-time Tony winner Brown, who also serves as arranger, orchestrator, and pianist. Three-time Grammy winner Sean Patrick Flahaven, chief theatricals executive for Concord, is the album’s co-producer.

“This score is a huge leap forward for me musically, and it’s so exciting to record it with this remarkable cast and these fantastic musicians,” said Brown in a statement. “This is a real passion project for everyone involved, getting to explore ideas that really matter to us, and you can hear that passion pour out in these tracks. I just feel so lucky to be in the room with this level of talent, an entire studio filled with musicians at the peak of their interpretive powers. Creating this show with Jonathan and Daisy has been a dream—recording it with Tom and Jeffrey and Sean really takes it all to the next level.”

Tom Murray is the music director and Kristy Norter is the music coordinator. The band includes Brown, Jamie Eblen, Hidayat Honari, Adam Kaufman, Randy Landau, and Todd Reynolds.

Photos: MCC's The Connector

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