21.2.10

Other Mother

You can now buy the original cast recording from the New York MCC production of Neil Gaiman's Coraline.  


Which makes me very happy.  Because after going to see the play without my nine-year-old, I was forced to try and re-enact it and discuss all the choices made in the adaptation.  Which made for a number of very interesting conversations, but it was very, very sad to hear me trying to sing the songs.

Here is David Greenspan, who not only wrote the book for the musical but was freaking brilliant as the Other Mother.   (Why does listening to him singing Falling make me so happy?  I don't know - it just does.)

Here's what it says on the Sh-K-Boom site, where you can purchase the album or link to the iTune store:

A musical like no other, Coraline sprang from the minds of three of the most wildly popular cult figures of our time. Adapted from the terrifying children’s book by Neil Gaiman (author of the international sensation Sandman), this tale of menace and mayhem is set to music and lyrics by smart-rock iconoclast Stephin Merritt of The Magnetic Fields, and boasts a book by celebrated downtown actor/playwright, David Greenspan, who serves double-duty as the villainous Other Mother. Tony nominee Jayne Houdyshell (WellThe Receptionist) stars in the title role, and bringing it all together is acclaimed director Leigh Silverman (Yellowface, From Up Here,Well).

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