A new album of original music featuring some of the biggest names of Broadway and London’s West End has been released today – MONDAY 17th MARCH 2014 – to raise money for BBC Children in Need.
Love on 42nd Street features artists such as Disney legend, Lea Salonga who is best known for providing the singng voices for Disney princesses, Jasmine and Mulan as well as originating the role of Kim in Miss Saigon. Also performing is Samantha Barks, who recently starred as Eponine in the 2012 Les Miserables movie. The album additionally features several other well-known Broadway and West End stars including Simon Bowman, Sierra Boggess, John Owen-Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Katy Treharne and introduces the Your Voice Competition winner, Kasia Howley.
The music on the album has been written and produced by British composers, Daniel and Laura Curtis. They most recently produced and composed the digital release, Why Am I Falling? with Ramin Karimloo, who is currently playing Jean Valjean in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables. The single was also in aid of BBC Children in Need and is featured on the new album. Daniel and Laura also collaborated with Tony Nominated Lyricist, Bill Russell on two songs.
Speaking about the making of the album, Laura Curtis said:
“It’s certainly been quite a journey for us as composers. Every song on the album has been specifically written with the artist who performs it in mind. The music on the album spans several genres but the one thing they have in common is that they are all very melody-driven. We both were heavily influenced by composers such as Richard Rodgers and Nicholas Brodzsky as children and we think this definitely comes through in some of our music, especially in You Caught Me Off Guard, performed by Sierra Boggess and No Time For Romance, performed by Simon Bowman. The latter is actually a song which is from the Richard Burton musical that we are currently developing“.
Ramin Karimloo Why Am I Falling – Children in Need Single
Love on 42nd Street is released on 17th March 2014 and will be available to buy at Amazon and www.danandlauracurtis.com. It will also be available on iTunes and Amazon Mp3.
About BBC Children in Need: http://www.bbc.co.uk/