Water for Elephants Broadway musical cast recording announced

Water for Elephants musical poster

Ghostlight Records has officially announced an original cast recording for the new Broadway musical Water for Elephants.

This announcement comes as the musical, which features a captivating score by the acclaimed PigPen Theatre Co., is currently drawing audiences with its previews at the Imperial Theatre.

The recording session is scheduled for Monday, March 25, with the album set for a release later this year.

The musical Water for Elephants, based on Sara Gruen’s bestselling novel of the same name, has a book by Rick Elice and direction by Jessica Stone. The story unfolds the life of a young man who, after a significant loss, finds solace and a new direction in life with a traveling circus.

This touching narrative is brought to life on stage with performances by Glee star Grant Gustin, making his Broadway debut, alongside Isabelle McCalla, Gregg Edelman, and an ensemble of talented actors.

The original cast recording is being produced by Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Ian Kagey.

Water for Elephants features circus design by Shana Carroll, choreography by Jesse Robb and Shana Carroll, scenic design by Drama Desk Award winner Takeshi Kata, costume design by David Israel Reynoso, lighting design by two-time Tony Award winner Bradley King, sound design by Tony Award nominee Walter Trarbach, projections by David Bengali, hair & makeup design by Luc Verschuren for Campbell Young Associates, puppetry design by Ray Wetmore & JR Goodman, and Camille Labarre, music supervision and arrangements by Drama Desk Award winner Mary-Mitchell Campbell and Benedict Braxton-Smith, orchestrations by Tony Award winner Daryl Waters, Benedict Braxton-Smith and August Eriksmoen, music direction by Elizabeth Doran, fight direction by Cha Ramos, production stage management by Timothy R. Semon, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting.

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.