Rags: The Musical (Original London Cast Recording)
Rags: The Musical tells the heart-warming and powerful tale of a group of Jewish immigrants as they arrive to start a new life in America.
Fresh from Ellis Island, a young mother and her son search for a new life and a sense of home as the 20th century beckons. The streets of Manhattan’s Lower East Side may not be paved with gold, but they echo with the music of opportunity, optimism and hope. With a ravishing score by the songwriters of Wicked and Annie and the book writer of Fiddler on the Roof, this is a sweeping saga of America’s immigrant past.
This recording preserves the transfer of the UK premiere of this eagerly anticipated new version which premiered at Hope Mill Theatre in February 2019, directed by Bronagh Lagan (Little Women, Putting It Together, Promises, Promises).
Rags: The Musical is a story of love, loss and hope. Featuring a score celebrating the multicultural music which was filling the streets of New York in 1910. It is a saga of both hope and disappointment, of power and greed, of strength and love, combined with memorable music.
Album Producer(s) - Joe & Nikki Davison for Auburn Jam, Nick Barstow, Stephen Schwartz (Executive)
Recording Studio and location - Auburn Jam Studios, Baltic Studios, Masterchord Studios,
Recording Dates - 3rd-7th, 15th, 18th, 24th February 2020
Recording Engineer - Auburn Jam (Joe & Nikki Davison)
Mixed by - Auburn Jam (Joe & Nikki Davison)
Mastered by - Auburn Jam (Joe & Nikki Davison)
Musicians - JOE BUNKER - Keys, NATHAN GREGORY - Drums and Percussion, SARAH CAMPBELL - Trumpet, YUSUF NARCIN - Trombone, with ARTHUR BOAN -Violin, ANGELA CAESAR - Violin, NATASHA KARP - Clarinet, DAN GILES - Double Bass
Orchestrations by Nick Barstow
Musical Direction by Joe Bunker
Carolyn Maitland - Rebecca
Dave Willetts - Avram
Sam Attwater - Bronfman
Debbie Chazen - Anna
Alex Gibson-giorgio - Saul
Rachel Izen - Rachel
Samuel Jones - David
Jude Muir - David
Martha Kirby - Bella
Oisin Nolan-power - Ben
Jeremy Rose - Jack
Arthur Boan - Company
Angela Caesar - Company
Adam Crossley - Company
Drew Dillon - Company
Matthew Gent - Company
Natasha Karp - Company