Transport Group Theatre Company, the winner of both a Special Drama Desk Award and Obie Award, has announced that that their award-winning 2010 production of See Rock City & Other Destinations will receive an original cast recording produced by Yellow Sound Label. The Drama Desk and Richard Rodgers Award-winning musical has music by Brad Alexander and book and lyrics by Adam Mathias. The show was directed by Transport Group Artistic Director Jack Cummings III.
See Rock City & Other Destinations ran July 17 through August 14, 2010 at The Duke on 42nd Street. In 2011, the show was nominated for six Drama Desk Awards including Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Music, Outstanding Lyrics, Outstanding Book of a Musical, Outstanding Director of a Musical, and Outstanding Lighting Design. Librettist Adam Mathias won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Book of a Musical. Publishing and licensing for See Rock City & Other Destinations are handled by Samuel French, Inc. For complete information: www.seerockcitymusical.com.
Winner of the 2008 Richard Rodgers Award for Staged Reading, administered by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and the BMI Foundation's 2007 Jerry Bock Award, See Rock City & Other Destinations is a contemporary pop-rock musical about everyday travelers at tourist destinations across America. A wanderer believes his destiny is written on rooftops along the North Carolina Interstate. A young man yearns to connect with intelligent life in Roswell, New Mexico. A woman at the Alamo steps out of the shadow of her grandparents' idealized romance to take a chance on love. Three estranged sisters cruise to Glacier Bay to scatter their father's ashes. Two high school boys face unexpected fears in the Coney Island Spook House. A terrified bride-to-be ponders taking the leap...over Niagara Falls. Each story builds on the last to create a vivid travelogue of connections missed and connections made.
Transport Group’s Artistic Director Jack Cummings III says, “We are incredibly thrilled to finally have this magnificent show recorded. From workshop to production, See Rock City & Other Destinations was an absolute joy. We are looking forward to reuniting the amazing original cast and preserving their indelible performances. Michael Croiter and Yellow Sound Label are a wonderful company and we are very proud that they will be producing this album.”
The entire original cast will reunite for the recording to take place on August 19, 2012. The cast includes Stanley Bahorek (Queen of the Mist, February House, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee); Donna Lynne Champlin (Broadway’s Billy Elliot, Sweeney Todd, OBIE Award winner for TG’s The Dark at the Top of the Stairs); Jonathan Hammond (Broadway’s Ragtime, OBIE Award winner The Boys in the Band); Ryan Hilliard (Off-Broadway’s Grey Gardens, Godspell); Mamie Parris (Ragtime, national tours of Wicked and 9 to 5), Bryce Ryness (Drama Desk Award nominee HAIR, Leap of Faith); and Sally Wilfert (Make Me a Song, Assassins).
The set and costume designs for See Rock City & Other Destinations were by Dane Laffrey (Drama Desk Award nominee The Boys in the Band); lighting design was by R. Lee Kennedy (Drama Desk Award nominee The Audience, Bury the Dead, and See Rock City & Other Destinations); casting was by Alan Filderman; Production Stage Manager was Theresa Flanagan; and Production Manager was Wendy Patten.