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IFC’s MUSICAL SENSATION CO-OP TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED AND MUCH-DEMANDED ORIGINAL CAST ALBUM DIGITALLY ON LAKESHORE RECORDS FRIDAY, JULY 26

PRESALE STARTS FRIDAY, JULY 19 WITH EXCLUSIVE SONG RELEASE   

PROCEEDS TO GO TO BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS

NEW YORK – July 19, 2019 – IFC and Lakeshore Records announced today that three-time Emmy-nominated series Documentary Now! has taken its commitment to the comedic artform to new extremes. “Original Cast Album: Co-op,” the meticulously crafted and 2019 Emmy-nominated episode about the cast album recording of the 1970 ‘Broadway musical’ Co-op, will release its long-awaited Original Cast Album digitally on July 26, with proceeds donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The original cast album will include the soon-to-be Marie’s Crisis classics “Holiday Party (I Did a Little Cocaine Tonight),” which will be available as an instant grat track on all preorders beginning Friday, July 19, and solo anthem “I Gotta Go,” both sure to bring piano bar patrons to their feet with every rising note. IFC will also be publishing sheet music so everyone can make their Co-op sing-along dreams a reality. The song “Holiday Party (I Did a Little Cocaine Tonight),” with lyrics by John Mulaney & Seth Meyers and music by Eli Bolin was recently nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Original Music & Lyrics.

“Original Cast Album: Co-op” features beloved Broadway veterans including Tony Award®-winner Renée Elise Goldsberry, Tony Award®-nominee Alex Brightman, and the incomparable Richard Kind, who is indeed both good at singing and acting. The ensemble also includes John Mulaney, Paula Pell, Taran Killam and James Urbaniak.

Said Seth Meyers, “Hopefully this album will prove to everyone that the critics were wrong when they savaged this show in 1970.”

Said John Mulaney, “Co-op The Musical may have closed when it opened, but it lives on as a cult classic. And the cast lives together as an actual cult.”

“Though Co-op played only one performance on Broadway before closing, it has lived on in the hearts of fans long past the expiration of the era’s sideburns,” said Blake Callaway, Executive Director of IFC. “The Original Cast Album will be enjoyed for generations and will have to do until the arrival of the Broadway revival.”

Proceeds from the album will be donated to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, which helps provide lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance for those in need and in crisis at 450 medical and social service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C. Broadway Cares also is the single largest financial supporter of the social service programs of The Actors Fund, helping everyone in entertainment and the performing arts.

To help fans who have waited for over 40 years, here is a little musical cocaine to get you through tonight: (http://smarturl.it/Co-Op).

The instant grat track will be available on all preorders Friday, July 19th and the album will be available digitally on all platforms on Friday, July 26th via Lakeshore Records.

Co-op (Original Cast Album) Track List

  1. Co-op – The Cast of Co-op
  2. Christmas Tips – Richard Kind
  3. Holiday Party (I Did a Little Cocaine Tonight) – Alex Brightman, Renée Elise Goldsberry and the Cast of Co-op
  4. My Home Court – Renée Elise Goldsberry and the Cast of Co-op
  5. I Gotta Go – Paula Pell
  6. Going Up – The Cast of Co-op

Co-Op (Original Cast Album) features lyrics by John Mulaney & Seth Meyers, music by Eli Bolin and orchestrations by Mike Pettry.

The Documentary Now! episode entitled “Original Cast Album: Co-op,” directed by Alex Buono, is a fly-on-the-wall look at the marathon cast album recording of the ill-fated (and fictitious) 1970 Broadway musical comedy centered around a cast of characters who work, live, or want to live in the same co-op. Recently renewed for a record 53rd season, Documentary Now! is produced by Broadway Video and created by Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Rhys Thomas and executive produced by Lorne Michaels.  In addition to Fred Armisen, Bill Hader, Seth Meyers, Rhys Thomas and Lorne Michaels, Documentary Now! is also executive produced by Alex Buono and Broadway Video’s Andrew Singer. SNL’s Thomas and Buono serve as the show’s directors. John Mulaney and Erik Kenward are consulting producers, with Alice Mathias serving as co-executive producer and David Cress, Matt Pacult and Tamsin Rawady serving as producers.

ABOUT IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Acclaimed series Documentary Now!, Brockmire, Baroness von Sketch Show and upcoming series Sherman’s Showcase and Year of the Rabbit air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. IFC is owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., and available across multiple platforms. IFC is Always On, Slightly Off.

ABOUT LAKESHORE RECORDS

Lakeshore Records is the four-time GRAMMY-nominated independent music division of Lakeshore Entertainment, producers of such films as The Age Of AdalineThe Lincoln Lawyer, The Ugly TruthThe Exorcism Of Emily Rose, the Underworld franchise, and Million Dollar Baby, winner of four Academy Awards including “Best Picture.”

Lakeshore Records has released popular and classic soundtracks to such films and TV shows as Drive, Stranger Things, Moonlight, Lady Bird, The Walking Dead, Star Trek: Discovery, Little Miss Sunshine, The Hurt Locker, Napoleon Dynamite and many, many more.

Lakeshore Records has released score albums from composers such as Jonny Greenwood, Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, Nick Cave and Warren Ellis, Danny Elfman, Clint Mansell, Cliff Martinez, James Horner, Thomas Newman, John Powell, Mark Isham, Graeme Revell, Rolfe Kent, Gustavo Santaolalla, Philip Glass, Dario Marianelli, Mark Mothersbaugh, Christophe Beck, Christopher Young, Rachel Portman, and Marco Beltrami.

ABOUT BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is one of the nation’s leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. By drawing upon the talents, resources, and generosity of the American theatre community, since 1988 Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS has raised more than $300 million for essential services for people with AIDS and other critical illnesses across the United States.

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is the major supporter of the social service programs at The Actors Fund, including the HIV/AIDS Initiative, the Phyllis Newman Women’s Health Initiative and the Samuel J. Friedman Health Center for the Performing Arts. Broadway Cares also awards annual grants to more than 450 AIDS and family service organizations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C., providing lifesaving medication, healthy meals, counseling and emergency assistance.

For more information, please visit Broadway Cares online at broadwaycares.org, at facebook.com/BCEFA, at instagram.com/BCEFA, at twitter.com/BCEFA and at youtube.com/BCEFA.

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