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A studio cast recording of Kris Kringle The Musical, which made its New York debut in November 2017 at Town Hall, will be released February 16.
The Yellow Sound Label recording features the talents of Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies) as Kris Kringle, Nikki Renée Daniels (The Book of Mormon) as Evelyn Noël, Gregory Violand (Carol) as Santa Claus, Kim Crosby (Into the Woods) as Mrs. Claus, Erick Devine (Seussical) as Roy G. Reedy, Janine LaManna (Seussical) as Ms. Horn, Mary Stout (Beauty and the Beast) as Grandma Kringle, Gabrielle McClinton (Chicago) as Tinselle Splade, Nick Varicchio as Elmer, Matt Densky as Sky Banner, and Jackie Nyugen as Garland Pie.
Rounding out the company heard on the recording are ensemble members Derrick Cobey, Amy Persons, Ani Djirdjirian, Kendal Sparks, and Leah Horowitz, as well as "Elf Children" Anthony Rosenthal, Kaylin Hedges, and Jeremy T. Villas.
The musical was created by Maria Ciampi (original story, book, and additional lyrics), Tim Janis (music, lyrics, and original orchestrations), and Angelo Natalie (music and lyrics), with orchestrations by Frank Galgano and Matt Castle.
Keenan-Bolger said in a statement, “Kris Kringle is a holiday musical for a new generation — a gorgeous score paired with a heartwarming tale of family and forgiveness.”
Ciampi, the show’s co-creator, added, “It was so exciting to experience the story I imagined in my mind brought magically to life by our star-studded cast, to witness the laughs, tears, cheers, and standing ovation of the audience. So many people at The Town Hall performance expressed how much they loved being part of the birth of this piece, which we hope will be a new holiday classic.”
The album was produced by Michael Croiter and Frank Galgano. To order, visit YellowSoundLabel.com.