While stages in New York City and cross America remain dark, one bright spot for musical theatre fans is the release of new original cast recordings.
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS has announced that Broadway Bounty Hunter – Original Cast Recording is now available on digital and streaming formats. The new musical comedy features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Joe Iconis (“Smash,” Be More Chill), who also co-wrote the book with Lance Rubin (Denton Little’s Deathdate), and Jason SweetTooth Williams (Be More Chill). The show is directed and choreographed by Jennifer Werner (The Book of Mormon, Supervising Associate Director) and stars Screen Actors Guild Award winner Annie Golden (Hair, Assassins, “Orange is the New Black”) in the title role.
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An electric musical comedy with an irresistible, soulful new score, Broadway Bounty Hunter follows down-on-her-luck actress Annie (Annie Golden) who has just about had it with showbiz, when along comes a gig no one could have predicted: the opportunity to become a real-life, Kung Fu-fighting bounty hunter. With a six-piece powerhouse band, the musical chronicles the journey of this woman of a certain age –from bad auditions on the streets of New York to beating up bad guys in the jungles of South America and discovering her true badass identity along the way.
“Broadway Bounty Hunter is a musical that celebrates people who feel like they don’t belong,” comments Joe Iconis. “The tough-as-nails misfits, butt-kicking unicorns, and marginalized humans who populate the piece are forced to create a space for themselves in a world that feels equal parts apathetic and dangerous. I am so grateful that we are able to release this particular album at a time when our community feels displaced. Hopefully, people across New York City and America and the world will find themselves bobbing their heads in unintentional unison to the anthems of our woman of a certain age. Broadway Bounty Hunter is a love letter to Annie Golden and all the passionate weirdos like her and I cannot wait for the world to hear what myself and the entire team has been cooking up. Crank it loud, dance along, sing at the top of your lungs, and know that we’re all in this together, fighting the good fight.”
Annie Golden’s career has spanned punk rock, theater and television, having first stepped into the spotlight as lead singer of CBGB headliner The Shirts in the 1970s. On Broadway, she appeared in Hair; Leader of the Pack; Ah, Wilderness!; On the Town, The Full Monty, and Violet; and originated the role of Lynette “Squeaky” Fromme in Sondheim’s Assassins Off-Broadway. On screen, she played Jeannie Ryan in Milos Forman’s 1979 film adaptation of Hair, Norma Romano in five seasons of the hit Netflix series “Orange Is the New Black,” and Eudora in I Love You Phillip Morris.
“BROADWAY BOUNTY HUNTER” TRACK LIST
- Woman of a Certain Age
- Spin Those Records
- Shiro’s Proposition
- Mac Roundtree Theme Song
- Shiro’s Proposition (Reprise) / Welcome to Ecuador
- The Song of Janessa
- Ain’t No Thing
- Master Shiro’s Bounty Hunters
- Shiro Vows Revenge
- Little Red Fox
- Ain’t No Thing (Reprise)
- The Return of Roundtree
- Reporter Rap
- Main Theme from “Young People: The Musical”
- Woman of a Certain Age (Reprise)