PHOTO CALL: Now. Here. This. Gang Celebrates CD Release

By Matthew Blank
December 20, 2012

Ghostlight Records released the Original Cast Recording of the Vineyard Theatre's production of Now. Here. This. Dec. 18 in both digital and physical CD formats; funding for the CD was raised through Kickstarter. The cast celebrated Monday night with a CD release party.



The quirky musical revue drew on the lives and personalities of the stars of the cult-hit musical [title of show] — Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Heidi Blickenstaff and Jeff Bowen. The Off-Broadway Vineyard production ran March 7-April 28, 2012.



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Hunter Bell, Susan Blackwell, Jeff Bowen and Heidi Blickenstaff
Photo by Steven Stuts



The track listing follows:

1. What Are the Odds?
2. More Life
3. Dazzle Camouflage
4. Give Me Your Attention
5. Archer
6. I Rarely Schedule Nothing / Cacophony
7. Members Only
8. That'll Never Be Me
9. Kick Me
10. Then Comes You
11. The Amazing Adventures of the "Doc" Wilbert S. Pound
12. That Makes Me Hot
13. Golden Palace
14. Get Into It
15. This Time
16. Finale: Now. Here. This.
17. That'll Never Be Me (Composer Demo)

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Now. Here. This. has music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell and Susan Blackwell. It was produced Off-Broadway at Vineyard Theatre with direction and choreography by Michael Berresse, musical direction and arrangements by Larry Pressgrove, and starred the three writers alongside collaborator Heidi Blickenstaff.

The musical reunited the six major collaborators of the Tony-nominated Broadway musical [title of show], which was also produced by Vineyard Theatre in 2006, winning Obie Awards for its creators, prior to transferring to Broadway. Bell was Tony Award-nominated for Book of a Musical.

Here's how Vineyard characterized the hard-to-define Now. Here. This.: "The six original collaborators of [title of show] are back and all delving into life's big questions with inimitable humor and humanity. The show explores birds, bees, reptiles, early man, ancient civilizations, and outer space. Also, loneliness, friendship, hoarding, hiding, laughing, living and dying. And middle school. And dinosaurs."

To order the recording, click here.

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PlaybillStore.com also offers numerous cast albums and theatre recordings.