The Jonathan Larson Project is available as a jewel case CD today, Friday, August 23! The album was released for digital download and streaming earlier this year.
The album features the music of the late Jonathan Larson, the writer of Rent and Tick, Tick… BOOM! According to the official press release, the limited edition CD package features a collectible 40-page hardbound book containing previously unreleased artist archival materials, including photos and images of original lyric and music sheets, scripts, notebook pages, and much more. Also included are song lyrics, song annotations, and production and recording studio photos, along with liner notes from director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, who conceived the project, and Jonathan Larson Grant-winning writerJoe Iconis (Be More Chill, Broadway Bounty Hunter).
“THE JONATHAN LARSON PROJECT” TRACK LIST
2.One of These Days
3.Break Out the Booze
4.Out of My Dreams
6.White Male World
7. La Di Da Rap
8. Iron Mike
9.Find the Key
10.Hosing the Furniture
12.The Truth Is a Lie
17. Bonus Track: Greene Street (Jonathan Larson 1983 Demo)
“Larson’s work has always spoken to me deeply,” says Jennifer Ashley Tepper in a statement. “It was a theater historian’s dream to spend several years researching his lesser-known songs at the Library of Congress in order to create a new song cycle. We presented The Jonathan Larson Project at Feinstein’s/54 Below last year and the energy of both the collaboration and of the audiences at the 12 performances was like nothing I’ve ever experienced. Jonathan’s lost songs, which had been sitting in boxes for decades, are relevant and fascinating and personal and political and fun and heartbreaking. Rehearsing them with some of the greatest theater artists of our new generation and then watching the way they influenced new audience members made me feel his legacy in a powerful way.”