A wrestling musical is set to release a cast recording soon.
Earlier this week, the musical, Rockquiem For A Wrestler, issued a press release, in an effort to announce that the recording will release digitally on October 28th:
“Rockquiem For A Wrestler” Cast Recording Heads To Digital On October 28, 2022
The live cast recording of the Rock-n-Roll Wrestling Spectacle, “Rockquiem For A Wrestler,” is set to be released digitally on October 28, 2022. Featuring the music of veteran rocker Eddie Star (Eddie Star & The Zero Effect, JoyBox) and composer Paul Castrataro (The Picture of Dorian Gray), the album contains eight songs from the show recorded during the elevated staged reading at New York’s Triad Theater on June 27, 2020.
The story of a champion wrestler clinging to his past while running away from what haunts him was a great success with Wrestling and Music fans. Written and Directed by Philip Paul Kelly (Ragtime On Ellis Island, Elf the Musical, Titanic the Musical) and Co-Produced by the Triad Theater’s Peter Martin, the show transports the audience simultaneously between the world of professional wrestling and being at a rock concert.
The album came out in limited release this past January on Compact Disc, and the single “Savior” by Philip Paul Kelly is currently available on digital music services. This fall, “Rockquiem For A Wrestler” returns to the Triad Theater as a reimagined theatrical concert with Philip Paul Kelly and Eddie Star in the leads to support the digital release.
1). Narcissist – Philip Paul Kelly
2). Savior – Philip Paul Kelly
3). Bitter Water – Eddie Star
4). Mirror, Mirror – Eddie Star
5). Casanova – Philip Paul Kelly
6). The Letter – Philip Paul Kelly
7). Alright – Philip Paul Kelly
8). Technicolor Dreams – Eddie Star
The musical is described as follows:
[Rockquiem For a Wrestler] is about a champion wrestler named IKAN KOOLOFF (I-Kin Cool-Off). A dramatic parody inspired by the legendary wrestler IVAN KOLOFF.
The plot centers around Ikan revisiting his past while answering questions during a “Look Back At The Life Of A Legend” interview at a radio station. He struggles with his memories as if “wrestling” with the duality between his quest for success and fame and the price he paid for it. He recounts his pursuits beginning from youth as a reckless teenager ending up an ex-convict to his crazy days as a wrestler which lead to his struggle with alcohol and drugs and ultimately his choice for recovery. The play explores the social impact of Entertainment Wrestling in an age when the public’s hunger, thirst and fascination for spectacle entertainment and reality TV has become obsessive and insatiable. The action moves forward to flamboyantly and spiritedly dramatize his life, encompassing the dangerous, absurd and often tragic lives of wrestlers within the world of Entertainment Wrestling often transporting the audience to being at a Rock Concert.