About this project
The Studio Recording has begun, and we need you more than ever!!
Just 2 WEEKS after we started our Kickstarter campaign, we met our INITIAL GOAL of $16,100. We are SO grateful to the 70 generous backers who got us there! We're very fortunate to sign on world class artists, however we recently had to add more studio time and increase our transportation costs to accommodate their schedules. This brings us to a final budget of $21,750 (see itemized breakdown below). We need you!! Please help us continue this journey to Broadway and help us raise the final $1,500!!
What's This Project?
My new musical, Song of Solomon, just signed with Broadway Records to record its CONCEPT ALBUM this summer! The Concept Album introduces the world to this story and music. We're launching a fundraising campaign to cover the costs of recording (studio, orchestra, Broadway cast). We have one month to raise the funds: June 16th - July 16th!
Following the album release, we will shop it to Broadway and London (West End) Producers, Developmental Theaters, and Festivals globally, with the goal of a world premiere production!
Song of Solomon is a thrilling new musical—an epic love story. In ancient Israel, David's bloody wars are coming to an end, and the road is treacherous and uncertain for Israel's future. To avoid war, Solomon is forced to marry foreign princesses. But one Israeli vineyard girl intoxicates the King's heart, threatening his entire nation. She suddenly and mysteriously disappears. Song of Solomon is the King’s quest to find Almah while he struggles for peace, redemption, and humanity.
REMAINING CAST TO BE ANNOUNCED....
Aside from the amazing rewards to the right...
- Because you believe in the power of live theater.
- Because you believe in helping new artists.
- Because you want to hear a fresh musical score.
- Because you want to experience a love story.
- Because you want epic story-telling back on Broadway.
- "Without doubt, one of the finest performances in independent theater. A breathtakingly epic crescendo." - Stage Buddy
- "This cries for the Broadway Stage!" - Howard Joines, Radio City Music Hall
- "So compelling, heartfelt, moving, filled with romance, betrayal and compassion. You don’t get a show like this anymore. You don’t get sweeping epics, like a new Evita or Miss Saigon." - Rachel Galvin, Florida Observer
- "A story of pining love and tortuous heartbreak." - Today's Fan
Why Song of Solomon?
We are bringing a contemporary narrative to an ancient story about human history and human connection. Our original score brings dramatic, sweeping, romantic music, filled with middle-eastern melodies, grooves, and rich harmonies yet to be heard on Broadway. Our story presents gut-wrenching themes about love, power, betrayal, and redemption. We love seeing an audience being touched by heart-felt music and identifying with the characters on stage. We LOVE story-telling!
- Label: Broadway Records
- Studio: Avatar Studios/Yellow Sound Lab - Michael Croiter, engineer (Matilda and The Visit Broadway Cast Albums)
- Album Release Date: October, 2016
Album Budget Breakdown
- Studio - $7,000
- Cast - $6,800
- Orchestra - $4,500
- Administrative/Fees - $1,050
- Transportation = $2,400
- Total = $21,750
We're incredibly grateful to have reached our target goal of $16,100. Every dollar donated to the target goal is being spent on this album. We've been fortunate to sign on world class artists, and to accommodate their schedules, we've had to increase our transportation costs and add more studio time. As you can see in our updated budget above, the album will actually cost nearly $22,000. We anticipate that the generosity of so many supporters might make it possible to move beyond our preliminary Kickstarter goal to our final goal.
Kickstarter is the best way to raise funds for a creative project without involving expensive and complex corporate marketing companies. All of our projects involve excited fans, family, friends, and even strangers who love what we're doing and want to be a part of the creative process. Again, THANKS SO MUCH for being a part of our team!
Risks and challenges
We are beyond excited to record this album! Risks are minimal. With funding in place, the album will happen. We already have reserved the studio and have contracted the cast and musicians. In this type of project, occasionally a cast member or musician will be unavailable at the last minute....but....we are in New York City....home to the best artists in the world! It would be effortless to find a suitable replacement!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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