Alfred Music Publishing Proudly Releases Great Song Collections of 2011 Tony Awards® Winners
LOS ANGELES, CA
Friday, June 24, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists and songwriters, is proud to offer sheet music arrangements and collections for many of the 2011 Tony Awards® winners including Anything Goes, Catch Me If You Can, and The Book of Mormon.
Anything Goes, the Broadway revival based on the 1987 rewrite, returned to Broadway this spring with a dazzling all-star production led by Sutton Foster at the Roundabout Theatre Company. The hilariously bumpy ride over the seven seas aboard the S.S. American is peppered with some of musical theatre's most memorable standards, including "I Get a Kick Out of You," "You're the Top," "It's De-Lovely," and of course, "Anything Goes." The Broadway revival has just received four Tony Awards to include “Best Revival of a Play,” “Best Revival of a Musical,” “Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical” (Sutton Foster), and “Best Choreography” (Kathleen Marshall). Alfred offers a 13-song piano/vocal selections folio to the hit Broadway revival, which includes additional original Cole Porter lyrics to match revisions applied to several of the songs during major Broadway revivals in recent decades.
Catch Me If You Can is the musical comedy based on the DreamWorks film and the fascinating true story that inspired it. The story chronicles the life of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a runaway teenager in search of the glamorous life. Using his boyish charm, along with a wild imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Abagnale successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor, and a lawyer, leading to the elusive high life of his dreams, and getting the girl too. Memorable tunes from the high-flying musical include “Jet Set,” “Fly, Fly Away,” “Don’t Be a Stranger,” and the energetic order “Don't Break the Rules,” featuring the astute FBI agent Carl Hanratty played by Norbert Leo Butz. This year, Catch Me If You Can was honored for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical” (Norbert Leo Butz). Alfred will release the piano/vocal sheet music arrangement to Catch Me If You Can in late summer 2011.
The Book of Mormon, the hit Broadway musical led by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone in their first Broadway foray, is a religious satire about comically mismatched missionaries and their expedition into an impoverished, diseased, and warlord ravaged town in Uganda. The musical’s wild and raucous songs, co-created with Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist, Robert Lopez, are perfectly paced throughout the irreverent story and include such instant classics such as “Hello,” “Man Up,” “All American Prophet, “Baptize Me," “Tomorrow Is a Latter Day," and many others. The widely acclaimed musical garnered a total of nine Tony Awards, including “Best Musical,” ”Best Book of a Musical,” “Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre,” “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical” (Nikki M. James), “Best Direction of a Musical” (Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker), and “Best Orchestrations” (Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus).” Alfred will begin releasing piano/vocal products with songs to The Book of Mormon in early fall 2011.
For the complete list of 2011 Tony Awards® nominees and winners, visit tonyawards.com.
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