The original cast recording of new musical The Wind in the Willows, with book by Julian Fellowes, music by George Stiles and lyrics by Anthony Drewe, has been recorded and is now available for pre-order.
The cast of the new West End musical, which begins previews on 16 June prior to an official opening on 29 June at the London Palladium, headed to the studio earlier this month to record the 20-track album.
The album is available for pre-order today and will be released by Sony Masterworks Broadway mid–June.
The album features the original West End cast of The Wind in the Willows, accompanied by a 14-piece band. The album is produced by Stiles andDrewe and co-produced by Simon Lee. Tris Penna is the executive producer.
The original London cast is led by actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound as Mr Toad with Simon Lipkin as Rat and Craig Mather as Mole. Neil McDermott plays Chief Weasel, Denise Welch is Mrs Otter, and Gary Wilmot plays Badger.
Also included are Chris Aukett, Joel Baylis, Jenna Boyd, Abigail Brodie, Abigail Climer, Jorell Coiffic-Kamall, Nicole Deon, Emilie du Leslay, Joshua Gannon, James Gant, Evan James, Michael Larcombe, Bethany Linsdell, Ryan Pidgen, Adam Vaughan, Georgie Westall and Natalie Woods.
The cast album also features Dylan Mason, Patrick Sullivan and Karli Vale who recently appeared in the show’s pre-London tour.
Produced by Jamie Hendry, MJE Productions and Josh Gilinski, in association with Theatre Royal Plymouth, The Wind in the Willows is directed by Rachel Kavanaugh, with choreography by Aletta Collins, set and costume design by Peter McKintosh, lighting design by Howard Harrison, sound design by Gareth Owen, wig and make-up design by Linda McKnight, orchestrations by Chris Jahnke and David Shrubsole, and musical supervision by Simon Lee.
Tickets for The Wind in the Willows at the London Palladium are available HERE.
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