By Michael Gioia
02 Dec 2013
Lyons and Pakchar recorded "#LOVE" live at their Aug. 19 concert at The Cutting Room with a cast that included Warren (Bring It On), Afi Bijou, Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Raena White, Cedric Neal (After Midnight), Christine Dwyer, Melody Madarasz, Anastacia McCleskey (Priscilla Queen of the Desert), Corey Mach (Godspell), Ben Roseberry, Mykal Kilgore (Hair), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act), Anita Welch and Darius Harper (The Book of Mormon national tour).
"#LOVE," an 11-song album, mixes pop, R&B and theatre to explore "the good, bad and awkward roller coasters in human relationships."
A track listing of the album follows:
"Smile" - Eric Michael Krop
"Free" - Raena White
"The Sexy Song" - Cedric Neal
"Let Go" - Christine Dwyer
"1st Song of Summer" - Lyons and Pakchar
"Sweet Pea" - Melody Madarasz
"Not Meant to Be in Love" - Anastacia McCleskey
"Who I Am" - Corey Mach
"Inside" - Ben Roseberry
"Crush" - Mykal Kilgore
For the Playbill.com Audio Exclusive of "Kinda Over You," featuring Warren, click here.
The release of "#LOVE" will be celebrated in concert Dec. 9 at Rockwood Music Hall at 9 PM with performers that include Brandon Victor Dixon (Motown), Jarrod Spector (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical), Amber Iman (Soul Doctor), Krystal Joy Brown (Big Fish), Carly Hughes (Ghost the Musical), Alison Cusano (A Night with Janis Joplin), Mykal Kilgore (Hair), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), E. Clayton Cornelius (Wonderland), Rashidra Scott (Sister Act), Aaron LaVigne (Spider-Man Turn off the Dark), Marty Thomas (Xanadu), Katie Thompson (Off-Broadway's Giant), Alexa Green, Bradley Greer and Talia Thiesfield.
Lyons and Pakchar began collaborating while touring with The Book of Mormon. Lyons, who handles lyrics and music, is a Broadway actor who currently appears in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical and has performed in Rent and Dreamgirls. Pakchar, a guitarist and composer who has played for the Broadway productions of Wicked, Book of Mormon and Newsies, provides orchestration and additional music. The two are developing a musical entitled '79, inspired by the score of "#LOVE."