The original cast recording of Andrew R. Butler's sci-fi folk musical, Rags Parkland Sings the Songs of the Future, is set to drop March 27 in an exclusive release from Broadway Records. Ahead of the release, Playbill offers a first listen to the track "We Are and We Are," performed by Stacey Sargeant and the full company; listen to it above.
Also featured on the album—which doubles as a concept album featuring narration by Rags Parkland (played by Butler)—are Rick Burkhardt, Tony Jarvis, Jessie Linden, and Debbie Christine Tjong.
The album is currently available for pre-order at BroadwayRecords.com.
Set 250 years in the future, Rags Parkland takes place in an environmentally ravaged world where humans are built in black market labs, and Mars is a forced labor camp for underground outlaws.
The musical received its acclaimed world premiere in fall 2018 in a production from Ars Nova, directed by Jordan Fein. The show—and album—has a book, music, and lyrics by Butler.
The original cast recording is produced by David Treatman and Tony Maimone and distributed by Broadway Records.