By The Bridge Recording, Brooke Fox & Kurt Gellersted are proud to present the ORIGINAL CAST RECORDING of WILLIAMSBURG! THE MUSICAL. Written by Nicola Barber, Will Brumley (The Outsiders), Brooke Fox and Kurt Gellersted, with music by Gellersted and lyrics by Fox.
WILLIAMSBURG! was originally produced as part of the 2007 New York International Fringe Festival – FringeNYC with performances on August 11, 12, 13, 19 and 24 at The Village Theatre (158 Bleecker Street). Directed and choreographed by Deborah Wolfson.
Piper Paris and Shlomo Zildenberg, the unlikely couple of hipster and Chasid, are played by Allison Guinn (Hair) and Evan Shyer with Nicola Barber as the dastardly real estate developer, Amina Snatch. Completing the cast are Maranda Barskey, Roberto Carrasco, Cyana Cook, Jessica Crouch, Adam Enright, Erin Hall, Colin Israel, Anna Jayne Marquardt, Terry Palasz, Damien Deshaun Smith and Jesse Teeters.
The 13-song recording was produced and recorded by Kurt Gellersted and Brooke Fox and mixed by Brooke Fox at By The Bridge Recording in Williamsburg. Gellersted and Fox, who also served as musical directors for the original production, brought the entire cast into their home studio along with fellow band members Justin Hosek on Bass and Andrew Potenza on Drums.
The artwork includes a fold-out poster map illustrated by Aaron Meshon (Rolling Stone, NYTimes, RISD) entitled “Williamsburg: The Coolest Neighborhood in America” which features the show’s characters and their hipster hang-outs. Photography was provided by Jonathan Grey and George Rand. The album was mastered by Dan Shike at Tone & Volume Mastering in Nashville, TN.