Kritzerland has announced the release of the Original Broadway Cast Album of The People in the Picture, starring Tony Award winning actress Donna Murphy. The new CD features Book & Lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart, with Music by Mike Stoller & Artie Butler and is now available for purchase at www.kritzerland.com.
The original cast recording of The People In The Picture is produced by Steve Epstein. The packaging includes a full color 24-page booklet, designed by Doug Haverty. The CD is priced at $19.98 plus shipping. To place an order or hear audio samples, please visit www.kritzerland.com.
The People In The Picture, which debuted on Broadway at Studio 54 on April 28, 2011 was presented by the Roundabout Theatre, Todd Haimes, Artistic Director, in association with producers Tracy Aron, Al Parinello and Stefany Bergson. The production was the recipient of seven award nominations, including: Donna Murphy, Tony Award Nomination, Best Performance of an Actress in a Performance of an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical; Donna Murphy, Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Musical; Mike Stoller and Artie Butler, Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Music; Iris Rainer Dart, Drama Desk Nomination, Outstanding Book of a Musical; Donna Murphy, Outer Critics Circle Nomination, Outstanding Actress in a Musical; The People in the Picture, Drama League Nomination, Distinguished Production of a Musical and Donna Murphy, Drama League Nomination, Distinguished Performance Award.
Donna Murphy leads the cast in the dual roles of Raisel Rabinowitz/Bubbie. The three-generation spanning story about a former star of the Yiddish theatre was directed by Leonard Foglia, with Musical Direction by Paul Gemignani, Orchestrations by Michael Starobin and Musical Staging by Andy Blankenbuehler.
Once the darling of the Yiddish Theatre in pre-war Poland, now a grandmother in New York City, Bubbie has had quite a life. But what will it all mean if she can’t pass on her stories to the next generation? Though her granddaughter is enchanted by her tales, her daughter Red will do anything to keep from looking back. A fiercely funny and deeply moving new musical that spans three generations, The People in the Picture celebrates the importance of learning from our past, and the power of laughter.
The “bubbie” of the 1970s and the diva of the 1930s are played by one woman — Donna Murphy, the star of Broadway's Passion (Tony Award, New York Drama Desk Award), The King and I (Tony Award), Wonderful Town (New York Drama Desk Award) and LoveMusik (New York Drama Desk Award), received a 2011 Tony Award Nomination for Best Performance of an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical, for her work in The People in the Picture.
The musical also stars Alexander Gemignani, Christopher Innvar, Nicole Parker, Rachel Resheff, Hal Robinson, Lewis J. Stadlen, Joyce Van Patten, Chip Zien, Brad Bradley, Rachel Bress, Jeremy Davis, Emilee Dupre, Maya Goldman, Louis Hobson, Shannon Lewis, Jessica Lea Patty, Andie Mechanic, Megan Reinking, Jeffrey Schecter and Paul Anthony Stewart.