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Center Stage Records Announces inaugural cast album HOW TO DANCE IN OHIO Original Broadway Cast Recording available digitally

Center Stage Records LogoCenter Stage Records has announced that their inaugural release, the original Broadway cast recording of How to Dance in Ohio, is available digitally on all platforms. A physical CD will be released in February and is now available for pre-order at

How to Dance in Ohio is the new musical inspired by Alexandra Shiva’s Peabody Award-winning documentary of the same name. With book and lyrics by Rebekah Greer Melocik, music by Jacob Yandura, orchestrations by Bruce Coughlin, choreography by Mayte Natalio, direction by Sammi Cannold and musical direction by Lily Ling, the musical features Desmond Luis Edwards, Amelia Fei, Madison Kopec, Liam Pearce, Imani Russell, Conor Tague, Ashley Wool, Caesar Samayoa, Haven Burton, Darlesia Cearcy, Carlos L. Encinias, Nick Gaswirth, Melina Kalomas and Christina Sastre. The album is produced by Emmy Award-winner and Grammy nominee Michael J. Moritz Jr. and co-produced by Jacob Yandura, Bruce Coughlin, and for P3 Productions, Ben Holtzman, Sammy Lopez, and Fiona Howe Rudin.  Executive Producers are Raymond Esposito and Samantha Esposito, Jefferson W. Tidwell, and Matthew P. Hui and Associate Producer is Corey Brunish.

How to Dance in Ohio is a “joyful and uplifting new musical” (Time Out New York) exploring the universal need to connect and the courage it takes to step out into the world. Based on the Peabody Award Winning Documentary, this “feel-good milestone” (The New York Times) follows a group of young adults and their families navigating change and preparing for a spring formal dance—a rite of passage that breaks open their daily routines in Columbus, Ohio. Starring seven autistic actors, How to Dance in Ohio is “an exuberant coming-of-age musical comedy with a superb cast” (The Wall Street Journal). Don’t miss “Broadway’s most original new musical” (The Daily Beast)!

Grammy Award and Tony Award-winning founder of Center Stage Records, Van Dean, said, “I couldn’t be more proud than to have How to Dance in Ohio be the first cast recording from our new label.  The show has broken new ground on Broadway and has moved us with its beautifully human story.  It also happens to be one of my wife, Alejandra’s, favorite musicals.”

About Center Stage Records

Center Stage Records is the new label from Broadway Records founder, Grammy Award and Tony Award-winner, Van Dean. The label is dedicated to the preservation of Broadway, London, Off-Broadway, new musicals in development, and theater-related solo albums. Center Stage Records has over two dozen albums planned for 2024. Select highlights of the Center Stage Records back catalog include the Grammy-nominated albums of Burt Bacharach & Steven Sater’s Some Lovers and Stephen Schwartz’s Snapshots, as well as the Classic Stage Company, hit revival of Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman’s Assassins, Lewberger’s The Wizard of Friendship, and the West End cast albums of Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and Ride. Additionally, solo albums from Patti LuPone, Norbert Leo Butz, Bobby Conte, Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley, Sierra Boggess, Laura Benanti, Orfeh and Andy Karl, Micky Dolenz, Michael Longoria, and many more. To peruse the entire catalog, please visit Follow Center Stage Records on all social platforms @centerstagercds.

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