News: "Bleeding Love" Releases Songs from Podcast

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The Broadway Podcast Network (Tony award-winner Dori Berinstein and Alan Seales, in association with Kent Nicholson, Katie Rosin, and Steve Saporito) and the distributor Ditto Music are releasing, for FREE download, the songs from the podcast Bleeding Love (book and story by Jason Schafer, suggested by Oscar Wilde’s “The Nightingale and the Rose; music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon; lyrics by Harris Doran; directed and edited by Doran). The Bleeding Love, Songs from the Podcast album will launch on Friday, June 26th with the release of the single “It’s Just A Street,” sung by Tony award-nominee Sarah Stiles. It will be followed by the release of “Is This Summer,” sung also by Stiles and The Voice’s Tony Vincent, on Friday, July 10. The final single from the album will be the title track “Bleeding Love,” also sung by Vincent and out on Friday, July 24. The entire album will be available to download at no cost on iTunes, Spotify, YouTube, and all streaming platforms on Friday, August 7.

Bleeding Love takes place in a world that is too dangerous to go outside, where Bronwyn, a starry-eyed teen cellist who is kept home by her bedridden, overprotective aunt, Madame Floy, risks leaving her apartment in a building protected by the gun-obsessed Super, to win the love of Puppy, the rebel punk next door. It's a twisted musical with a good, pure heart. Read our review here.

“I loved writing these songs for the characters in BLEEDING LOVE,” says Bacon. “Each individual character has their own voice, some are suited to rock (my first love) and some are more classical (my second). I love the blend of both worlds…but to me it’s really just one world. The music came from my heart, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed writing it.”

Just as Bleeding Love takes place in a world where people are locked in because it’s too dangerous to go outside, the podcast was recorded by actors in their apartments, in a world where it’s too dangerous to go outside. From climate change to the political divide to COVID-19, the themes of Bleeding Love have striking resonance.

The album features Annie Golden (Hair, The Full Monty, Orange Is The New Black) as Madame Floy, Drama Desk Nominee Rebecca Naomi Jones (Oklahoma!, American Idiot, Hedwig and the Angry Inch) as Lolli, three-time Tony Nominee Marc Kudisch (Girl from the North Country, The Great Society, Finding Neverland) as The Super, two-time Tony Nominee Sarah Stiles (Tootsie, Hand to Good, Billions, Get Shorty) as Bronwyn, Taylor Trensch (Dear Evan Hansen, To Kill a Mockingbird, Hello, Dolly!,) as Sweet William, and Tony Vincent (American Idiot, The Voice) as Puppy.

Song recordings were produced by Søren Møller of the Fredericia Teater and orchestrated by Tony Award-winner Bruce Coughlin. Sound mixing and design is by Emmy award-winner Ric Schnupp (Midsommar, Free Solo).

Bleeding Love, Songs from the Podcast will be available for FREE on all streaming platforms.

The Podcast is available exclusively from the Broadway Podcast Network at BPN.FM/BleedingLove and on Apple/iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher, iHeart, TuneIn, Deezer, Player.FM, Pocket Cast, Podcast Addict and everywhere else you listen to podcasts.

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