With Gavin Creel, Todrick Hall, Robyn Hurder, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Eva Noblezada, Will Swenson and More
(New York, NY – October 30th, 2020) Broadway Records announced today the release of the digital album of I Put A Spell On You. Expanded from the annual, sold-out concert-meets-party conceived by Jay Armstrong Johnson, the recording features an all-star cast of Broadway stars turned Disney villains, just in time to celebrate Halloween. The album is now available wherever digital music is sold in conjunction with a digital version of the concert streaming that evening. Proceeds from both the album and the live stream (at 8 pm broadwaycares.org/spell) will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. To download the album, go to BroadwayRecords.com/spell.
I Put a Spell on You was created by and stars Johnson (ABC’s Quantico, On The Town, The Phantom of the Opera). The annual show is a spoof of and tribute to the beloved cult classic movie Hocus Pocus. This year’s COVID-safe digital film is not your average stream: it’s complete with larger-than-life performances and choreography, over-the-top costumes and makeup, unmatched production value, and a healthy dose of Broadway magic. This year, the beloved Hocus Pocus-inspired Sanderson Sisters break the internet and recruit some of pop culture’s most iconic villains (think Cruella de Vil, Gaston, The Joker, Maleficent, and more) to fulfill their delightfully devious plot. Johnson returns as Winifred Sanderson with Allison Robinson and Amanda Williams Ware as sisters Sarah and Mary.
Produced by Will Van Dyke with Johnson, Con Limón Productions, and Emily Marshall, the album features Johnson, Robinson, and Ware, in addition to a robust cast of Broadway favorites, including Tony award-winning Gavin Creel (Hello, Dolly!), Nick Rashad Burroughs (Tina: The Tina Turner Musical), Drew Gehling (Waitress), J. Harrison Ghee (Mrs. Doubtfire), Todrick Hall (Kinky Boots), 2020 Tony Nominee Robyn Hurder (Moulin Rouge! The Musical), Julia Mattison (Godspell), Eva Noblezada (Hadestown), , and Will Swenson (Waitress); with Skizzo Arnedillo Arteaga (On Your Feet! national tour), Allison Griffith, Sarah Kleist, Ilda Mason (West Side Story), Jennifer Reed, Alanna Saunders (Scotland, PA), Claire Saunders, Heath Saunders (Alice By Heart),
To learn more about I Put A Spell On You, visit broadwaycares.org/spell.
Will Van Dyke currently serves as the Music Supervisor/Orchestrator/Arranger of the hit revival of Little Shop Of Horrors Off-Broadway. Will also Orchestrated and Arranged Pretty Woman on Broadway and continues to Supervise worldwide. Other credits: Kinky Boots, Rent, The Addams Family, Grease, and Wicked. As a composer: i (Pioneer), The Gravedigger’s Lullaby (TACT), Straight (Acorn), Writing Kevin Taylor (Village), The Lion King Experience titles (Disney). Will also writes musicals with Jeff Talbott and has a band. For more info and music: www.willvandyke.com or @wvdmusic.
Con Limón Productions is a hub of entertainment that produces vibrant new works, offers master classes, roundtable discussions, community building, connection, and collaboration in an array of media. At Con Limón Productions diversity and inclusion is the #1 priority, growing an “Artistic Haven” that will amplify and advocate for under-represented industry professionals.
Founder and Executive Director Danny Marin is a New York City-based artist and award-winning producer best known for Jay Armstrong Johnson’s annual Halloween extravaganza I Put A Spell On You: The Return of the Sanderson Sisters and TWOHANDER starring Sherie Rene Scott and Norbert Leo Butz. Additional credits include the development of new musicals Burning Man: The Musical, Siren, Hocket, and Wake You Up.
Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theater community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with HIV/AIDS, COVID-19 and other critical illnesses across the United States. Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance.
Broadway Records (Van Dean, President) is the Grammy® winning record label dedicated to preserving musical theatre and theatre vocalists. Recent releases include the Grammy® and Tony Award-winning The Color Purple (2015 revival), the Tony Award® winning and Grammy® nominated revival of Once On This Island, the Grammy® nominated Matilda The Musical, Fiddler on the Roof (2015 revival) and My Fair Lady (2018 revival), Anastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, The Lightning Thief and NBC’s television events, “The Wiz Live!” and “Peter Pan Live!”. The label’s critically acclaimed “Live at Feinstein’s/54 Below” series features top Broadway stars including Patti LuPone, Aaron Tveit, Nick Cordero, Annaleigh Ashford, Norbert Leo Butz, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley, Adam Pascal & Anthony Rapp, Micky Dolenz and many others. In addition to working with mainstream Broadway artists, Broadway Records also works with pop, rock, and R&B performers connected to the Broadway community, including Micky Dolenz, Mary Bridget Davies, Ryan Shaw, Michael Mott, and more. Broadway Records launched the Broadway for Orlando initiative (in partnership with creators Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley) culminating in the all-star benefit single, “What the World Needs Now is Love,” which leaped to #1 on iTunes with no radio airplay. Broadway Records philanthropic endeavors also include the From Broadway With Love benefit concerts for Sandy Hook, Orlando (Emmy Award for Sound) and Parkland. To learn more, visit BroadwayRecords.com.
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