It was one of our favorite new musicals of the fall, and now The Fortress of Solitude will celebrate the release of the original cast album at Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater on Monday, April 13. The evening will feature original cast members Ken Barnett, Kyle Beltran, Adam Chanler-Berat, Andre De Shields, Kevin Mambo, Britton Smith, Akron Watson and Juson Williams.
The show, which was produced by The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham), is based on the national best-selling novel of the same name by Jonathan Lethem, with a book by Itamar Moses, music and lyrics by Michael Friedman, and conceived and directed by Daniel Aukin. Time Out New York raved, “Michael Friedman’s score draws excitingly on period sounds” and according to The New York Times, “the score flows in undulating rivers of soul, funk, punk and rap.”
Ghostlight has also premiered a full advance preview track from the album. “The One I Remember” – featuring the full cast – is currently available to stream on YouTube here.
The Fortress of Solitude
CD Release Concert
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater
425 Lafayette Street
April 13, 9:30 p.m.
For tickets ($12) call (212) 967-7555 or visit joespub.com, or visit in person at The Public Theater Box Office.