The Off-Broadway musical Lewberger: The Wizard of Friendship will release a cast recording June 23 via Broadway Records.
The meta-theatrical musical follows a fictional fight between the members of comedy band Lewberger that creates a rift so big between them that it breaks the heart of the Wizard of Friendship. Sent on a musical quest in the land of NoFriendia, their adventure takes them through "the intimidatingly Handsome Forest, through the Adults-only Haunted House, and many more amazing places all while being guided by… a giant… sausage man."
Playing Theatre Row, the Off-Broadway engagement was sold out, with fans of the viral comedy band coming from across the country to experience the show. Additionally, the development process of the musical was captured online in a series of videos.
Featuring Lewberger members Hughie Stone Fish, Keith Habersberger, and Alex Lewis, The Wizard of Friendship album also features special guests Wayne Brady as the Wizard of Friendship, Beetlejuice’s Alex Brightman as FlimFlam the Sausage Man, and Dashaun Wesley as a Giant Bird In A Man Suit.
Produced by Stone Fish and Jay Marcovitz, with songwriting by Habersberger, Lewis, and Stone Fish, the first song from the album, “It’s a Stupid Idea (to Put on a Broadway Show)” is available now.
Lewberger made their Off-Broadway debut with their musical The Wizard of Friendship, and companion Lewberger in Concert, earlier this year. The musical was produced by Steven Brandon and Lewberger LLC.
The Try Guys, of which Habersberger is a part (and with whom Lewis and Stone Fish regularly collaborate) are an immensely popular Youtube channel, with more than 8 million subscribers. Originating as a Buzzfeed subsidiary before striking out on their own in 2018, the company has since garnered more than 2 billion views on the Youtube platform.
In addition to their viral Internet presence, the band has performed on America's Got Talent and NBC's Bring The Funny, in addition to releasing their comedy special Lewberger: Live at Lincoln Hall on Amazon Prime.
For more information, visit BroadwayRecords.com.