Words by Léna Fontaine
Sony Masterworks Broadway released SING STREET (Original Broadway Cast Recording), an album of music from the musical adaptation of John Carney’s indie hit film.
The album features music and lyrics by Gary Clark and John Carney. It also features vocals by the original broadway cast such as Max Bartos as Darren, Brendan C. Callahan as Gary, Billy Carter as Robert, Brenock O’Connor as Conor, Zara Devlin as Raphina, Gus Halper as Brendan, Jakeim Hart as Larry, Martin Moran as Brother Baxter, Anne L. Nathan as Sandra, Johnny Newcomb as Barry, Gian Perez as Kevin, Sam Poon as Eamon, Skyler Volpe as Anne, Amy Warren as Penny, Anthony Genovesi as Declan, with off-stage covers Ilan Eskenazi, Dashiell Eaves, Shadia Fairuz, Sophie Hearn, Michael Lepore and Jace Reinhard.
Sing Street’s story takes place in Dublin, 1982. Everyone is out of work. Thousands are seeking bluer skies across the Irish Sea. Sixteen-year-old Conor and his schoolmates turn to music to escape troubles at home and impress a mysterious girl.
While its score embraced the new wave genre, the show itself celebrates the thrill of first love and the power of music. The theatre production of Sing Street debuted November 25th New York Theatre Workshop. Following an extended off-broadway run then transfered to Broadway. Performances were supposed to begin march 26th at the Lyceum Theatre with an opening night set for April 19th. Sadly, due to the Covid-19 crisis, Sing Street had to postponed its opening and performances.
Once Broadway re-opens its door, don’t miss the chance to satisfy your 80’s nostalgie and see this killer of a show.