The cast album for Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is now availabe for pre-order today, September 5th. The original cast recording will be released Oct. 29 by Sony Masterworks Broadway. A representative for Masterworks confirmed that the cast album will feature original cast member Patrick Page(Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark), who played the grumpy green hermit. The recording will also reunite other cast members of the Broadway cast, including John Cullum (The Scottsboro Boys, Shenandoah) and Rusty Ross.
The stage production of the classic Dr. Seuss tale features orchestrations by Tony Award winner Michael Starobin, dance arrangements by David Krane and musical direction and vocal arrangements by Joshua Rosenblum.
Bonus tracks on the album will feature cut numbers from the production.
Seven-time Grammy Award nominee Robert Sher, who also produced the cast album of Nice Work If You Can Get It and the 50th anniversary recording of How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying starring Daniel Radcliffe, will be produce The Grinch.
Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical was previously seen on Broadway in 2006 and 2007 and made its Los Angeles debut in 2009. The production had a limited New York run in 2012 at the Theatre at Madison Square Garden following a mini holiday tour.
The stage production, based on the book about a disgruntled being whose heart is “two sizes too small,” was created by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O’Brien. Book and lyrics are by Timothy Mason with music by Mel Marvin and additional music and lyrics by Albert Hague and Dr. Seuss.
How the Grinch Stole Christmas – The Musical was first presented at San Diego’s Old Globe Theatre under the direction of O’Brien with choreography by John DeLuca, where it continues to run each season.
Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features the beloved songs “You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated TV special. Max the Dog narrates, while the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from holiday-loving Whos of Whoville.