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Amélie The Musical announces release date for original London cast recording

The cast recording for the Olivier-nominated musical Amélie is to be released digitally on Friday, 5 June, it has been announced.

The musical, which completed its run at The Other Palace in February, starred Audrey Brisson and Chris Jared and is based on the 2001 French romantic comedy of the same name.

With the songs significantly revised for the UK run following performances on Broadway, music for the London production was created by Daniel Messé, who also wrote the lyrics alongside Nathan Tysen.

Tony Award winner Sean Patrick Flahaven, who produced the album, said: “I’ve known Dan and Nathan for more than 20 years and have seen Amélie through its evolution.

“The score is gorgeous, the book is truly moving, and I was completely charmed by this production and the quality of performance and musicianship. I know listeners and future producers will be as well.

“A show about unselfish acts of kindness, emerging from isolation and loving each other is exactly what we need now,” he said.

The album was co-produced by Tysen, director Michael Fentiman and Barnaby Race, who worked on the orchestrations for the musical.

Amélie was given a five-star review by this website in November 2019, describing the musical as “one of charm, cheek and passion”.

The cast recording is available to pre-order online now, with a first listen of the track Stay being available to listen to on YouTube.

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