Ghostlight Records released the concert recording of When Everything Was Possible, an exciting and poignant evening celebrating Broadway’s Golden Age starring Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory. The beloved performers – who appeared in the original productions of the classic musicals Follies, A Little Night Music, Dear World and Sondheim: A Musical Tribute, among many others – reunited at New York City Center in 2012 and this live album memorializes that special evening, Victoria’s last New York stage appearance. When Everything Was Possible includes songs from shows they appeared in either separately or together between 1966 and 1974, in addition to two new compositions. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/when- everything-was-possible.
When Everything Was Possible features selections from landmark works of musical theater, along with hilarious and personal memories from the stars themselves, to offer a walk down Broadway’s memory lane. The concert has new orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, music direction by Michael Rafter, direction by Larry Moss, musical staging by Joshua Bergasse, historical projections by TelegraphicMedia, original songs by Kurt and composer Jesse Wiener, and an introduction by Ted Chapin, President of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization. The album is produced by James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas.
The accompanying 32-page booklet contains many never-before-seen historic photographs, as well as images from the 2012 concert, a memorial to Victoria, and a note from Victoria’s husband, Mark. The archival recording beautifully captures the hopeful, emotional, and exuberant evening that Backstage said, “No young performer should miss. Not only will you learn a lot; it will give you hope.”
After seeing When Everything Was Possible, Broadway legend director Hal Prince – who directed many of the iconic original productions – called the show “magical” and remarked, “they represent the best of musical theatre. Beautiful voices, charm, shining intelligence, and additionally they’re terrific looking. The show they’ve so adroitly put together is thoroughly entertaining, informative, poignant, was performed with grace and generosity and is a real treat.” Tony Award winning Broadway star Kelli O’Hara raved “I was so moved and inspired. I felt like I was seeing something so rare and special. Everyone did.”
When Everything Was Possible Track List
About Sh-K-Boom & Ghostlight Records
Sh-K-Boom with its imprint Ghostlight Records has become the leading independent force in Original Broadway Cast Recordings – building a library of over 150 records in the last 16 years, featuring some of the most successful Broadway musicals and solo albums by Broadway’s brightest stars. Founded by Grammy Award winner Kurt Deutsch, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight has won three Grammy Awards (for The Book of Mormon, In the Heights and Beautiful – The Carole King Musical) and is a frequent nominee, most recently for the OBCR of the 2015 “Best Musical” Tony Award nominee Something Rotten! Other notable recent releases include the 2014 “Best Musical” Tony Award winner A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder, the 2014 “Best Score” Tony Award winner The Bridges of Madison County, Disney’s Newsies, Pippin and Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella, adding to a catalogue that includes OBCRs of Next to Normal, Hair, Legally Blonde, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Everyday Rapture, Passing Strange, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, The Drowsy Chaperone and many more Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The label has also released solo albums from some of Broadway’s biggest names: Patti LuPone, Sherie Rene Scott, Adam Pascal, Sutton Foster, Kelli O’Hara, Alice Ripley, Christine Ebersole, Melissa Errico and Ben Vereen. The label continues to support the new generation of musical theatre composers with their extensive relationships with Michael John LaChiusa (Giant, See What I Wanna See, Little Fish) and Michael Friedman (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, Love’s Labour’s Lost, The Fortress of Solitude), as well as Lin-Manuel Miranda, Tom Kitt, Pasek & Paul, Joe Iconis, Ryan Scott Oliver, Shaina Taub, Dave Malloy, Kerrigan & Lowdermilk and Adam Gwon. The label recently created a new joint publishing venture with Razor & Tie to represent songwriters that fuse theatrical and pop music. Sh-K-Boom Entertainment is a producer of the acclaimed film version of The Last Five Years, written and directed by Richard LaGravenese and starring Anna Kendrick and Jeremy Jordan. www.sh-k-boom.com