The New Picasso - The Musical - Act One (Original Concept Album Cast Recording)
Music, Lyrics & Book by Jonathan David Sloate
1 "Overture" - Adam Klemens conducts the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra
2 "From My Mind's Eye / Summerton’s Warm Hooray!" - Max von Essen, Rodney Hicks, John Jeffrey Martin, Steven M. Goldsmith, William Parry, Brooke Sunny Moriber, & Ensemble
3 "I Believe" - Brooke Sunny Moriber
4 "From My Mind's Eye - Reprise" - Max von Essen
5 "Wind Up Doll" - Ashley Amber
6 "Art Gives You Immortality" - Robert Cuccioli, Joseph Dellger, Tony Freeman, Ashley Amber & Ensemble
7 "Everything You Touch Is Beautiful To Me" - Brooke Sunny Moriber
8 "Save Tomorrow For Another Day" - Rodney Hicks, John Jeffrey Martin, Steven M. Goldsmith & Ensemble with the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra
9 "Lost At Sea" - Max von Essen
10 "Live Your Dream" - Christiane Noll
11 "Kingmaker" - Robert Cuccioli & Max von Essen
12 "Forever" - Max von Essen & Brooke Sunny Moriber
13 "The Tango Of Miracles"
14 "Our Boss Is Really Sumthin'!" - Ashley Amber & Jerry Gallagher
15 "Act 1 Finale - I’ll Hold You / Time Has Come" - Brooke Sunny Moriber, Max von Essen, Rodney Hicks, William Parry, Elizabeth Earley, Joseph Dellger & Ensemble
This recording features the stellar talents of Tony-nominated Robert Cuccioli (Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards: Jekyll & Hyde, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark), Max von Essen (Evita, Les Miserables), Ashley Amber (Curtains), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Les Miserables), Rodney Hicks (Rent) and Tony-nominated Christiane Noll (Drama Desk and Helen Hayes Awards: Ragtime) along with several Broadway veterans including William Parry (Sunday in the Park with George), Joseph Dellger (Ragtime), Tony Freeman (The Lion King), and John Jeffrey Martin (Hairspray, Disney's High School Musical). The recording cast also includes Bob Barth (Off-Broadway: Treaty 321! A Musical), Tara Cornetto (Off-Broadway: Treaty 321! A Musical), Elizabeth Earley (Baltimore/Las Vegas: Beauty and the Beast), Jerry Gallagher (Paper Mill: Guys & Dolls), Steven M. Goldsmith (San Francisco/Chicago: Jersey Boys), and Nyjah Moore Westbrooks (Benefit: Chess).
In 1997, Jonathan David Sloate began writing numerous songs that eventually became the bedrock for a new musical, The New Picasso. In 2001, Jonathan conceived the original story of The New Picasso, and after completing the libretto & score in 2002 he recorded a selection of songs from the musical with a large symphonic orchestra in Europe. Several tracks on the two original concept albums, "Act One" and "Act Two," feature those recordings of the 59-piece Prague Symphony Orchestra.
"Tormented by his mother's suicide, Jon Bernard (Max von Essen) is driven to become the greatest painter that the world has ever known. Incapable of embracing the unconditional love and adoration from his childhood sweetheart, Jennifer Robbins (Brooke Sunny Moriber), or from his caring father, Nate (William Parry), and upbeat group of friends (Rodney Hicks, John Jeffrey Martin, Steven M. Goldsmith), Jon innocently entangles himself into the ever-scheming clutches of Vanguard City's most powerful art dealer, Jules De Medici (Robert Cuccioli), who remains deeply obsessed with the memory of Jon's mother, Nicolette Bernard (Christiane Noll). The dark passionate journey Jon embarks upon to discover the depths of true love brings him to the brink of disaster and ruin once Jules entices him with a stunning temptress, Alexandra Laurent (Ashley Amber). So befalls this epic tale of betrayal, obsession, resurrection, and the quest for love's ultimate redemption… The Soul."
The New Picasso Original Concept Album Cast: Robert Cuccioli (Jules de Medici), Max von Essen (Jon Bernard), Ashley Amber (Alexandra Laurent/Trixie), Brooke Sunny Moriber (Jennifer Robbins), Rodney Hicks (Robert), Christiane Noll (Nicolette Bernard), William Parry (Nate Bernard), Joseph Dellger (Charles Chadwick/Mr. Robbins), Tony Freeman (Baron von Voofenschteiner), John Jeffrey Martin (Michael), Steven M. Goldsmith (Steven), Jerry Gallagher (Mr. Miracles), Bob Barth (Sidney Rothchilds), Elizabeth Earley (Mrs. Robbins), Tara Cornetto (Summerton Townsperson), and Nyjah Moore Westbrooks (Vanguard City Socialite).
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