The Unsinkable Molly Brown (The New Off-Broadway Cast Recording) [MP3]
The Transport Group production of The Unsinkable Molly Brown won the 2020 Off-Broadway Award for Best Revival, and was Drama Desk-nominated. It was in the middle of its critically acclaimed run at Abrons Arts Center in New York City when the COVID shutdown happened. The reworked version of Meredith Willson’s Molly Brown stars Tony Award nominee Beth Malone in the title role with David Aron Damane (The Book of Mormon) as JJ, Whitney Bashor (MJ: The Musical) as Julia, Omar Lopez-Cepero (On Your Feet!) as Vincenzo, Alex Gibson (SpongeBob SquarePants) as Erich, and Paolo Montalban (Pacific Overtures) as Arthur. This version of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, seen regionally in Denver, Colorado, and St. Louis, Missouri, has music and lyrics by Willson (The Music Man), with additional songs from his catalog, and a new book (based on the original by Richard Morris) and new lyrics by Tony nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture). The music is adapted by Michael Rafter (Thoroughly Modern Millie), and the production is directed and choreographed by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, The Pajama Game). The musical tells “the rags-to-riches story of Margaret ‘Molly’ Brown—a turn-of-the-century hero of the underdog, champion of women’s rights, fighter for labor rights, advocate of immigration reform—and, most famously, a survivor of the Titanic disaster.” But Brown is also a progressive woman, rejecting her fate in a world run by men.
She ain’t down yet! Brought to you by the Transport Group’s award-winning production in conjunction with Music Theatre International, this studio recording of The Unsinkable Molly Brown, will be available everywhere, digitally, Friday, July 22nd. The Unsinkable Molly Brown features Meredith Willson's original score and lyrics plus unknown gems from Willson’s trunk, with a new book and added lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and liner notes by Luis Miranda.
The Unsinkable Molly Brown is produced by Michael Croiter, Michael Rafter, and Dick Scanlan.
Digital Release Date: July 22, 2022