New musical The New Peggy to release studio cast recording

A cast recording of new musical The New Peggy drops this August.

The New Peggy: Studio Cast Recording will be available on all digital and streaming platforms on Friday, 25 August.

The New Peggy features book and lyrics by Drew Larimore (Smithtown, Out of Iceland) and music and lyrics by Larson Grant recipient J. Oconer Navarro (Music Director, Broadway’s Here Lies Love).

Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, Pacific Overtures) takes on the title role, with a cast that includes Daniel Marcus (Urinetown, Adding Machine), Devin Ilaw (Miss Saigon, Les Misérables), Deb Radloff, and Rachel Hardin.

You can stream or download the album at

The New Peggy chronicles a very ordinary secretary named Peggy who has been stuck at her desk for the past 25 years, pining after her very ordinary boss. Then a manila envelope arrives at work on a Monday morning to disastrous news that turns her world upside down. Hilarious, quirky and rare, this new musical spans high highs and murderous lows.

Co-creator Drew Larimore said: “The New Peggy muddies the waters of offbeat, heartfelt and at times starkly tragic musical comedy. It chronicles a seemingly typical Monday morning that goes from mundane to vengeful like a runaway train. Now is an ample time to release this studio cast album recording with Ann Harada aptly as the title role as we strive to find a home to premiere this uniquely original and powerful show.”

Co-creator J. Oconer Navarro continues: “The score for The New Peggy reflects the multiverse of Peggy’s own fantastical mind, ranging from gospel and musical theatre pop to Rachmaninoff and film noir. Soaring melodies complement complex harmonic environments and pulsing grooves to create a romantic, zany, and swirling world whose jagged-edged pieces somehow form an incongruent yet complete work that tickles, disturbs, and satisfies.”
The show was developed with New York Theatre Barn’s New Works Series, featured at The Green Room 42 in concert, and presented by the Micro Musical Theatre Show on Apple Podcasts.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.


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