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Video Watch: Stereophonic Makes Its Late Night Debut With 'Masquerade' on The Tonight Show

Featuring an original song by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, the record-breaking play performed on the late night show May 6.

Do you have your ticket? Stereophonic, the most Tony-nominated play in Broadway history, performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon May 6, performing the cast recording's single, "Masquerade". 

The performance, which was the production's late night debut, is a rarity in the macrocosm of theatre-on-tv: traditionally, late night performance slots are almost always reserved for popular bands and singers, with the occasional musical theatre number. While Stereophonic features original music by Arcade Fire's Will Butler, the piece is very much still a play, albeit a play-with-music.

As can be seen in the video above, the performance began with the play's non-singing cast members, Eli Gelb and Andrew R. Butler, perched from their position on the board side of the studio, before zooming in on a full length presentation of "Masquerade" as it appears on the show's impending cast recording. Cast members Will BrillJuliana Canfield, Tom Pecinka, Sarah Pidgeon, and Chris Stack were joined by the production's music director, Justin Craig, who provided an additional guitar line not heard in the play-performance version of the song.

Stereophonic will release its digital cast recording May 10, with a physical release available June 14. In celebration of The Tonight Show performance, a double-sided single has been released for streaming, which includes "Masquerade" and one of the multiple versions of the song "Bright." The album is available for preorder now.

Playing Broadway's Golden Theatre through August 18, the work invites audiences to be a fly on the wall in a 1976 music studio as an up-and-coming rock band records a new album that could catapult them to superstar status.


Photos: Stereophonic Opening Night

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