The cast album of Young Frankenstein
, the new Mel Brooks-Thomas Meehan Broadway musical version of the Brooks film comedy, hits stores Dec. 26.
The CD on the Decca Broadway label includes an overture created for the recording, plus a cut song, "Alone," sung by Megan Mullally. The starry cast recorded the 21-track album Nov. 12. The musical continues at the Hilton Theatre on Broadway.
Doug Besterman, Young Frankenstein
's orchestrator, is the recording's producer. Director Susan Stroman and Brooks are executive producers of the album.
Susan Stroman directs and choreographs the production, which features a score by Mel Brooks and a book by Thomas Meehan and Brooks.
The original cast recording of Young Frankenstein
was made available for purchase on iTunes and in the lobby of the Hilton Theatre in recent days.
The CD booklet includes lyrics, synopsis with explanatory notes by Will Friedwald, plus color and black and white photos.
The music staff also includes Patrick S. Brady (music direction and vocal arrangements), Glen Kelly (music arrangements and supervision) and John Miller (music coordinator).