Darling Grenadine, which had its Off-Broadway run cut short by the COVID-19 shutdown in 2020, released their long awaited cast recording November 18. The album is available on all digital platforms.
Featuring original cast members Adam Kantor, Emily Walton, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Mike Nappi, Aury Krebs, and Matt Dallal, the recording is produced by Grammy winner Dean Sharenow, Daniel Zaitchik, and Brad Blume, with orchestrations by Matt Moisey, and music direction and additional arrangements by David Gardos.
Written by Daniel Zaitchik, Darling Grenadine is a bittersweet Manhattan story that follows charismatic songwriter Harry and his relationships with performer Louise, his brother Paul, and his beloved dog.
The Off-Broadway premiere of Darling Grenadine began January 16, 2020 in the Black Box Theatre in the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre, prior to the shutdown on March 12, 2020.
Directed and choreographed by Michael Berresse, the show starred Adam Kantor (The Band's Visit) and Emily Walton (Come From Away) as Harry and Louise, respectively, along with Jay Armstrong Johnson as Paul, Matt Dallal as Man, Aury Krebs as Woman, and Mike Nappi as The Street Musician.
Darling Grenadine was seen at Goodspeed Musicals in 2017 (featuring Walton as Louise) and the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire earlier in 2019.
The creative team included set designer Tim Mackabee, costume designer Emily Rebholz, lighting designer Lap Chi Chu, sound designer Brian Ronan, projection designer Edward T Morris, music director David Gardos, orchestrator Matthew Moisey, and animal trainer William Berloni.