On Friday, November 20, Sing It Again Records and Broadway Records hosted a virtual listening party in celebration of the release of If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album. The party featured Hadestown‘s iconic trio, The Fates – Jewelle Blackman, Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer, and Kay Trinidad; songwriter and Hadestown music director Liam Robinson, and album producer and Hadestown‘s Tony Award®-winning orchestrator Todd Sickafoose.
The party livestreamed on Broadway Records’ YouTube channel and was moderated by Broadway Records’ A&R Director Robbie Rozelle. The panel discussed the genesis and recording of the album and celebrating the holidays in these times. You can watch the listening party below.
If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album offers both solace and celebration as we head into a winter season like no other. Starring Blackman, Gonzalez-Nacer, and Trinidad as The Fates, the album also features guest appearances by the entire cast of the Tony Award® and Grammy Award®-winning musical singing beloved holiday classics, songs composed by Gonzalez-Nacer, Hadestown‘s Tony Award-winning songwriter Anaïs Mitchell, and Robinson, as well as gems waiting to be rediscovered, all in a sound steeped in blues, folk, ragtime, and jazz that has made Mitchell’s groundbreaking musical a phenomenon.
The album features:
· “Thank God It’s Christmas”
· “Sleigh Ride”
· “Come Healing” featuring Tony Award nominee Patrick Page
· “Song of the Magi” featuring Jewelle Blackman
· “Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming”
· “Purple Snowflakes” featuring Kay Trinidad
· “Blue Christmas” featuring Tony Award winner André De Shields
·”Winter Song” featuring Grammy Award winners Reeve Carney and Eva Noblezada
· “Gift for an Angel” featuring Yvette Gonzalez-Nacer
· “Someday at Christmas”
· “The Longest Winter” by Tony Award nominee Amber Gray
· “8 Days (of Hanukkah)”
· “‘Twas The Night”
· “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas”
If The Fates Allow: A Hadestown Holiday Album is produced by Grammy Award winner David Lai, Sickafoose, Robinson, and Gonzalez-Nacer and is executive produced by Van Dean and Mara Isaacs.
Lia Chang is an actor, a multi-media content producer and co-founder of Bev’s Girl Films, making films that foster inclusion and diversity on both sides of the camera. Bev’s Girl Films’ debut short film, Hide and Seek was a top ten film in the Asian American Film Lab’s 2015 72 Hour Shootout Filmmaking Competition, and she received a Best Actress nomination. BGF collaborates with and produces multi-media content for artists, actors, designers, theatrical productions, composers, musicians and corporations. Lia has appeared in the films Wolf, New Jack City, A Kiss Before Dying, King of New York, Big Trouble in Little China, The Last Dragon, Taxman. She stars in and served as Executive Producer for the short independent films Hide and Seek, Balancing Act, Rom-Com Gone Wrong, Belongingness and When the World was Young. She is also the Executive Producer for The Cactus, The Language Lesson, The Writer and Cream and 2 Shugahs.
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