It has been confirmed today (13th August) that producer Jeremiah James of Outside The Box LLC in association with producer Cameron Smith will release the Original London Cast recording of It Happened in Key West on November 5th.
Based on true events, this new musical has been premiering at the Charing Cross Theatre, where it plays until the 18th August and features book, music and lyrics by Jill Santoriello who will co-produce the album and book and additional lyrics by Jason Huza, as well as book and original concept by Jeremiah James.
Released on the 5th November on all all digital and streaming formats, this live recording will feature acclaimed Broadway performer Wade McCollum as the eccentric Count Carl Von Cosel, Alyssa Martyn as Elena,Val Adams, Miguel Angel, Alexander Barria, Mary-Jean Caldwell, Andrea Golinucci, Siwan Henderson, Sophia Lewis, Guido Garcia Lueches, Hannah McIver, Ross McLaren, Johan Munir and Nuno Queimado.
The album was recorded live during a matinee performance of the show on the 31st July and features orchestrations by Robert Felstein. Meanwhile, the band includes Music Director Andrew Hopkins (conductor/keys), Jack Cherry (electric & acoustic bass), Kristal Hamson (flute/clarinet/sax) Oliver Pooley (drums/percussion), Tom Turner (keys) and Miriam Wakeling (cello).
It Happened in Key West is a musical inspired by shocking true events that rocked the tiny island of Key West in the 1930s. After decades of searching for his dream girl, eccentric scientist Carl finally finds Elena, only to lose the young beauty to the fatal disease of tuberculosis. But for Carl, the eternal optimist, death is only the beginning. He steals Elena’s body from the graveyard and takes her home, embarking on the most ambitious “fixer upper” project in history as he tries to bring his beloved back to life.
It Happened in Key West Original London Cast Recording will be released on all digital and streaming formats on the 5th November.