A NEW IMPRINT OF
& DEDICATED TO ORIGINAL MUSICALS
Theatre Barn Records is a new imprint of Broadway Records and is dedicated to original musicals in development. New York Theatre Barn, which has served as a home for new culture shifting musicals during incubation since 2007, has been evolving its unique development-based programming since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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As a new program of New York Theatre Barn, Theatre Barn Records will support writers in recording and releasing concept recordings of new musicals in development on global streaming platforms. Theatre Barn Records offers a worldwide marketing platform for musical theatre writers and has the potential to create revenue for writers while their show is still in development.
The focus of Theatre Barn Records is to continue to incubate and elevate projects that we are already developing while evolving our storytelling systems. In this critical digital age that we now live in, EP's and concept albums of original musicals in development are potentially the fastest and most lucrative ways that musical theatre writers can now be noticed, supported, and advanced while their shows are in development.
Héctor Flores Jr .
The 18-song world premiere recording features Brynn Williams (SpongeBob SquarePants, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory) as Diane Nash, Anthony Chatmon II (Hadestown, Be More Chill) as John Lewis, Deon’te Goodman (Hamilton) as Bernard Lafayette, Payson Lewis (NBC's "The Sing-Off") as John Siegenthaler, Jennifer Sun Bell (Comfort Women), Kevin “Blax” Burroughs (In The Heights), Aja Downing (Legendary), Eboni Muse (Hairspray), Patrick Ortiz (West Side Story), Scott Redmond (Oklahoma!), Erin Vaderhyde (Legally Blonde) and Joy Yandell (Jersey Boys).
The album is available on all streaming services and on Broadway Records' website.
A concept album of Richard Allen and Taran Gray's award-winning musical Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical was released on November 19th, 2021 by Broadway Records and Theatre Barn Records.
Freedom Riders: The Civil Rights Musical tells the true story of the college age activists who boldly challenged the legality and optics of the Jim Crow Laws in 1961 by riding buses in mixed groups through the South. Based on the lives of Diane Nash and Congressman John Lewis, among others, Freedom Riders is a soaring portrait of American race relations and a testament to the power of nonviolent direct action in uncovering injustice.
The show won the 2016 Beta Award at the New York Musical Festival, and returned to the festival the following year winning an award for Outstanding Music as well as a special honors award for Social Impact and Relevance.
ALLEN & GRAY
with JOHN LEWIS