Katharine McPhee, Jessie Mueller, Jackie Burns, Paul Nolan, Kennedy Caughell, and Rachel Ling Gordon have signed on for the world premiere recording of Chilina Kennedy's new musical in development, Wild About You.
Wild About You—which was previously titled With(out) Her— features music and lyrics by Kennedy, a book by Eric Holmes, and direction by Lorin Latarro. The musical, set to a pop-folk score, follows Olivia as she puts together the pieces of her life with a limited memory after finding herself in the hospital. She wonders which one of the loves of her life is her emergency contact, and as she gains clarity, she remembers her greatest love: her son.
Originally developed at Eclipse Theatre Company, Wild About You held an industry presentation in March 2023, and the album was greenlit shortly after. A developmental production is slated for the 2024-2025 season.
The Wild About You album is produced by Brian Spector, Daniel Edmonds, and Michael J. Moritz Jr., and is set for a release through Broadway Records later this year. Arrangements, orchestrations, and music production are by Daniel Edmonds. Tony-winning producer Michael J. Moritz Jr. provides additional production and mixing.