The world premiere recording of MY MARCELLO (music by Rosabella Gregory, lyrics by Dina Gregory and book by Corey Brunish), a romantic comedy about death (and a lot more). Set in a small Italian village where there is a scarcity of burial plots, shrinking by the month, particularly in light of a recent circus accident on the highwire. Marcello (Santino Fontana) makes it his personal mission to keep everyone in town alive for as long as possible. Why? His beloved wife, Roseanna (Laura Osnes), is gravely ill and wishes to be buried next to her daughter. For a tiny town cemetery running low on plots, this is a dubious possibility. Enter gangsters, falling church bells, evil landowners, bodies hidden amongst the frozen peas, a passionate couple – all creating the perfect recipe to discover the true meaning of love.
Starring Tony Award winner Santino Fontana (Tootsie, Cinderella) as “Marcello”, Laura Osnes (Bandstand, Bonnie and Clyde) as “Roseanna”, Terrence Mann (Les Miserables, Beauty and the Beast) as “Capestro”, Elizabeth Stanley (Jagged Little Pill, On The Town) as “Cecilia”, Derek Klena (Jagged Little Pill, Anastasia) as “Antonio”, Raymond Jaramillo McLeod (A Tale Of Two Cities, Wonderful Town) as “Rossi” and Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Rothschild & Sons) as “Copponi.” The recording’s ensemble features Grace Choi (I Spy A Spy), Elysia Jordan (School Of Rock), Cynthia Meng (Company), Mary Page Nance (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Vishal Vaidya (Groundhog Day), and Joel Waggoner (School of Rock). MY MARCELLO is produced by Michael J Moritz Jr and Corey Brunish, associate produced by Jakob Reinhardt and Deena Zucker, arrangements and orchestrations by Rosabella Gregory, with music direction by Cynthia Meng, engineering by Jakob Reinhardt, mixed by Jakob Reinhardt and Michael J Moritz Jr, with mastering by Greg Reierson at Rare Form Mastering.
Digital Release Date: August 20, 2021