20th Anniversary CD of MADDIE featuring John Barrowman to be released in October
September 5, 2016  //  By:   //  News  //  Comments are off


Stage Door Records are pleased to announce a 2 CD Deluxe Edition issue of the ‘Maddie’ Original London Cast Recording will be released on October 14th, 2016. The album features 5 previously unreleased 1991 recordings by John Barrowman alongside a host of top West End performers. The CD release celebrates the 20th Anniversary of ‘Maddie’ and continues Stage Door’s commitment to preserve ‘lost’ British theatre scores of the past 50 years.

‘Maddie’ opened at London’s Lyric Theatre on September 29th 1997- the musical which had been in development for nearly 8 years was based on the Jack Finney novel ‘Marion’s Wall’ (adapted as the 1986 film ‘Maxie’) and featured music by Stephen Keeling, lyrics by Shaun McKenna and book by McKenna and Steven Dexter.

The musical tells the story of Nick and Jan Cheyney who have recently moved into a dilapidated attic apartment in downtown San Francisco. Beneath the peeling wallpaper, they are amazed to uncover a message scrawled in lipstick by 1920s dancer Madeline Marsh. Fascinated by the discovery, they are unprepared for the return of its ghostly author still desperate to become a movie star.

‘Maddie’ was developed during the prestigious Stephen Sondheim Masterclass at Oxford University in 1990. After numerous workshops producer Kenny Wax premiered ‘Maddie’ at the Salisbury Playhouse on September 5th 1996. After achieving critical acclaim in Salisbury, the production transferred to London’s Lyric Theatre the following year starring Graham Bickley, Summer Rognlie, Kevin Colson and Lynda Baron.

To mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Maddie’ premiering at the Salibsury Playhouse, Stage Door are pleased to present a 2 Disc Deluxe Edition presentation of the Original London Cast Album. Featuring 3 new 2016 recordings (performed by Meredith Braun, Dominic Hodson, Moir Leslie and Alister Cameron) plus a bonus disc with 25 previously unreleased studio demos of cut songs and alternate versions performed by an illustrious roster of West End stars including John Barrowman, Jacqui Scott, Jonny Rees, Lorna Dallas, John Barr, Angela Richards, Hal Fowler and Teddy Kempner.

For more information visit:http://www.stagedoorrecords.com/stage9047.html