On the heels of twin world premiere productions at The Public Theater in New York and Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, StorySound Records is proud to release the original cast album of February House by ascendant composer / songwriter / performer Gabriel Kahane. The New York Times raved “Gabriel Kahane has confected nearly two dozen exquisite songs to tell the story of a ragtag Brooklyn Heights town house that once served—ever so fleetingly—as a kind of all-star artists’ commune...Kahane, it seems clear, will be one of the artists nudging musical theater in new directions in the 21st Century.” The show tells the story of visionary and flamboyant editor George Davis, who transforms a dilapidated Brooklyn boardinghouse into a bohemian commune for a menagrie of leading lights of 1940s New York—W.H. Auden, Carson McCullers, Benjamin Britten, Peter Pears, and Gypsy Rose Lee. The residents create a tumultuous and remarkable makeshift family searching for love, inspiration and refuge from the looming war in Europe.
Produced by Gabriel Kahane and Ted Sperling
Release Date: October 16, 2012