PLAYBILL PICKS: Heathers Among The Best Cast Albums of 2014
December 22, 2014 By Playbill Staff
Heathers: The Musical Step into the "Candy Store" with the Yellow Sound Label cast recording of Off-Broadway's Heathers: The Musical. Laurence O'Keefe, a Tony Award nominee (alongside his wife and collaborator Nell Benjamin) for the pop-kissed score of Legally Blonde and a Drama Desk nominee for the 2001 cult musical Bat Boy, puts his dark and twisted (yet pop-driven) stamp onHeathers. The musical is filled with catchy tunes, belt-heavy melodies and raunchy lyrics performed by Barrett Wilbert Weed (who delivered a star-making turn as Veronica Sawyer), Jessica Keenan Wynn, Alice Lee and Elle McLemore. Aside from the Heathers' anthem, "Candy Store," must-listens include "Fight For Me," "Freeze Your Brain," "Shine a Light" and the show-stopping number "Dead Girl Walking."