Time to go get a slushie and watch Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato perform ‘Seventeen’, the second single released for digital download from the upcoming album Heathers the Musical – Original West End Cast Recording. The complete album is released on 1 March 2019.
Based on last year’s hit West End production, Ghostlight Records’ release of the second single continues an exciting journey which took Heathers from the 1988 cult classic film to a landmark New York stage production in 2014. That led to its premiere cast album, which became a viral hit and went on to become the best-selling non-Broadway American cast recording of the decade.
The complete album, Heathers the Musical – Original West End Cast Recording will be released on Friday 1 March 2019. Customers who pre-order or pre-save the digital album will immediately receive a download of ‘Seventeen’ as well as first single ‘I Say No’.
The show’s London stars Carrie Hope Fletcher and Jamie Muscato – who played Veronica Sawyer and Jason ‘J.D.’ Dean – the characters made famous by Winona Ryder and Christian Slater – are featured on the song and in the music video.
Writers Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe joined forces with producer Michael Croiter at Livingston Studio and Abbey Road Studios to re-create the musical performance.
Kevin Murphy and Laurence O’Keefe said:
“We love when new artists teach us brand new things about songs, we thought we knew. Jamie and Carrie bring enormous empathy and warmth to ‘Seventeen’, which is a song about hope. This may be our favourite track on the new album.”
Heathers the Musical – based on the 1988 cult movie classic – closed in November 2018 after a successful five-month run at Royal Haymarket Theatre, London. The hit musical adaptation has enjoyed successful runs in Los Angeles and New York, and finally arrived in the UK for its European premiere in June 2018, following its 2017 workshop at The Other Palace. The production moved to the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a West End run in autumn 2018.