Ahead of his debut as a composer on NBC's Smash, Drew Gasparini heads into the studio for the first time to record 17 songs with Broadway's brightest talents.
Featuring crowd favorites from Joes Pub, NYMF, and the Kennedy Center; the album is described as an eclectic mix of semi-autobiographical numbers and progressive contemporary music theater and is musically produced by Charlie Rosen (13, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, One Man Two Guvnors).
"Drew brings together some of the coolest people working today, and I am honored to be a part of the musical madness/ferocity he creates," says Alex Wyse, currently in rehearsals for Bare at New World Stages. Joining Wyse on the album are Jeremy Jordan (Newsies), Jennifer Damiano (Next to Normal), Justin Guarini (American Idol), Caissie Levy (Ghost), Andy Mientus (Smash), Lindsay Mendez (Godspell), F. Michael Haynie (Wicked), Andrew Kober (Hair), Rachel Potter (Addams Family), Mykal Kilgore (The Book of Mormon), Nick Blaemire (Godspell), Alex Brightman (Wicked), and Australia's Drew Weston (Mary Poppins). In fact, recording has been such a collaborative process that sessions will be held in New York City, San Francisco and Melbourne, Australia.
"This is the album I have wanted to record for years. Finally things have aligned and I couldn't be happier with the team we have pulled together," says Gasparini.
The album is currently raising funds on Kickstarter. For more information please visit: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1792697497/drew-gasparini-music-theatre-album.