The new musical adaptation of Richard Greenberg's The Violet Hour digitally releases a studio cast recording November 4. Adapted from the 2003 Richard Greenberg play, the new musical features music by Will Reynolds and a book and lyrics by Eric Price. Preview the album with Jeremy Jordan's performance of the title track above. You can stream the album in full on Spotify.
Performing on the album are Santino Fontana as John, Erika Henningsen as Rosamund, Jeremy Jordan as Denny, Solea Pfeiffer as Jessie, and Brandon Uranowitz as Gidger. Orchestrations are by Charlie Rosen with music supervision by Andy Einhorn.
Set in 1919, the work centers on a young publisher who comes to possess a machine that suddenly starts printing pages from future books, allowing him to figure out what's coming for the world at large over the next century and maybe change it.
Greenberg's play premiered at South Coast Repertory in 2002, coming to Broadway in 2003 via Manhattan Theatre Club.
“The term 'The Violet Hour' refers to that magical moment between afternoon and evening when the whole world stops and everything feels possible,” say Reynolds and Price in a joint statement. “This album was created at a moment when our world stopped, theatres were dark, and yet we still believed that everything was possible. We’re so excited to release The Violet Hour studio cast recording and, although the show itself asks us to resist predicting the future, we feel hopeful that there is much more to come.”
Reynolds and Price won the 2018 Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, with their musicals including Radioactive, Around the World, and The Sixth Borough. On screen, the duo penned songs for AppleTV+'s Central Park.
Preview the upcoming release below: