Ghostlight Records has announced the release of the Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording of Fancy Nancy The Musical. The acclaimed children's show is currently running at Vital Theatre Company, New York's leading not-for-profit family theatre. The album will have a digital release of March 12 with physical copies online and in stores on April 23. The show features music by Danny Abosch, book by Susan DiLallo and lyrics by both. The musical is based on the book series written by Jane O'Connor and illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.
The Fancy Nancy book series phenomenon, which has sold over 20 million volumes, has now been adapted as a stage musical as the brand continues to strengthen and expand across the board in the children's market it already dominates. Fancy Nancy The Musical opened on September 29th, 2012 and has been extended twice. The national tour launched earlier this year and will be performed into 2014. The original cast on the CD features Alyson Bloom, Darilyn Castillo, Tricia Giordano, Jes Dugger, Kyle Motsinger and Amanda Savan.
Fancy Nancy and her friends, Bree, Rhonda, Wanda, and Lionel are going to be performing in their very first show, "Deep Sea Dances." Nancy is positive -- that's fancy for 100 percent sure -- that she and Bree will be picked to be mermaids. When another girl wins the coveted role of the mermaid, Nancy is stuck playing a dreary, dull tree. Can Nancy bring fancy flair to her role, even though it isn't the one she wanted?
Fancy Nancy, the original a 2005 children's picture book, spent nearly 100 weeks on the New York Times
Best Seller list, launching a series that now numbers 50 books, selling in excess of 20 million volumes. Books in the Fancy Nancy series have now spent almost 300 weeks on the New York Times Best Seller list. Fancy Nancy has spawned a line of toys and games targeted towards preschoolers and children. The Fancy Nancy brand includes licenses for clothing, paper party goods, crafts, and more. A Fancy Nancy video game called Tea Party Time! is now available for the Nintendo DS systems in addition to Fancy Nancy apps for the iPad and iPhone.
20th Century Fox and 21 Laps Entertainment have announced a live-action film version of the Fancy Nancy book series with Tina Fey producing.