Odds & Ends: Additional Hamilton Album Details & More

first_img from $149.00 Here’s a quick roundup of stories you may have missed today. More Hamilton Album DetailsSo, we already knew that the Hamilton cast album will drop in September and that Grammy winners The Roots’ Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson and Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter have been tapped to serve as executive producers. However, we now know that it will be released on Atlantic Records and be available for digital pre-order from August 7. “Ten minutes into Hamilton…I was just so stunned. It was such a sucker punch,” said Thompson, in a statement. Trotter added that the show, “can be your introduction to hip-hop—on Broadway. And it’s a valid one. It’s a credible one.” Hamilton, which is currently in preview, will officially open on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre.Vanessa Hudgens Honored for GigiThank heaven! Another trophy for Broadway.com Audience Choice Award winner Vanessa Hudgens for her recent performance in Gigi on the Great White Way. The High School Musical star will be among the honorees at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards, which is scheduled to take place in Hollywood on August 19. Other notable names to garner honors include the legendary Rita Moreno, who is set to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award, and incoming On the Town star Misty Copeland, who will pick up the Trailblazer Award.Tori Amos Musical’s Album Sets Release DateYou might well have missed Tori Amos’ The Light Princess, which ran at the U.K.’s National Theatre in London in the fall of 2013, however you’ll now have the chance to listen to the songstress’ work. The previously reported cast album, led by Rosalie Craig in the title role, will be released on Mercury Classics/Universal Music Classics on October 9, and is set to also feature exclusive bonus tracks sung by Amos. With music and lyrics by Amos and book and lyrics by Samuel Adamson and suggested by a story by George MacDonald, The Light Princess is a fairytale about grief, rebellion and love. Hopefully this is one step closer for Amos’ “dream” of bringing the show to Broadway.Ragtime Author E.L. Doctorow Dead at 84Author E.L. Doctorow has died in New York aged 84 from complications of lung cancer, according to The Hollywood Reporter. He was most known for penning the novel Ragtime, which was published in 1975 and subsequently adapted into a film starring James Cagney and a stage musical. With a book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and music by Stephen Flaherty, the original Broadway production opened on January 18, 1998, with a cast including Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marin Mazzie, Peter Friedman, Audra McDonald, Judy Kaye and Lea Michele. The musical won four Tonys: Best Featured Actress (McDonald, naturally), Original Score, Book and Orchestrations.Lily Rabe Eyes American Horror Story: HotelAnother stage vet is in talks to appear as a serial killer in FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel! EW reports that Lily Rabe, who has appeared on all four seasons of the show, may play a famous murderer who is staying at the titular establishment. The Tony nominee would join the previously reported Sarah Paulson, Kathy Bates, Matt Bomer, Cheyenne Jackson, Lady Gaga and many more. We will definitely be setting our DVRs for this when the series premieres in October.P.S. Off-Broadway’s Little Shubert Theatre has been renamed Stage 42. A new musical, Trip of Love, will begin performances at the venue on September 26. Related Shows View Comments Hamiltonlast_img


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