Young stars from some of Broadway’s biggest musicals, including Annie’s Emily Rosenfeld, The Lion King’s Caleb McLaughlin and Kelsey Fowler (Grey Gardens, Sunday in the Park, Bonnie & Clyde), will have their moment to shine on the new album When I Grow Up: Broadway’s Next Generation. The recording, based on the one-night-only concert event of the same name, will be released digitally through Broadway Records on July 26 and on CD on July 30.
When I Grow Up: Broadway’s Next Generation is not your typical kid’s cabaret: these future stars tackle the adult repertoire of their heroes, performing tunes from shows such as Avenue Q, Once On This Island, Next to Normal, [title of show], Company, Into The Woods and more. The young singers first performed these showstoppers at 54 Below on March 17 in a concert conceived by Van Dean, directed by Kenny Howard and musically directed by Michael J. Moritz, Jr.
In addition to Rosenfeld, McLaughlin and Fowler, the album features Ethan Haberfield (Mary Poppins), Grace Capeless (A Christmas Story), Isabela Moner (Evita), Matthew Gumley (Mary Poppins, Elf, Addams Family, Beauty and the Beast), Matthew Schechter (Waiting for Godot, Mary Poppins, Elf, Newsies), Neil McCaffrey (Mary Poppins, Billy Elliott), Rozi Baker (Shrek, Mary Poppins, Bonnie & Clyde), and Zoe Considine (A Christmas Story).
When I Grow Up: Broadway’s Next Generation is the latest title in the Live at 54 Below series of albums. Previous recordings include Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Christiane Noll and Andrea McArdle. Upcoming 54 Below performer Aaron Tveit will also record a live album at the Times Square hotspot.
Check out Rosenfeld, Considine and Capeless perform “You Could Drive a Person Crazy” from Company live at 54 Below.