Edge of the World 2021 Movie Review
In EDGE OF THE WORLD, when young Ben (Ethan Slater) and his father Henry (Norbert Leo Butz) move to a remote patch of land in rural Alaska, Ben uses his imagination to cope with his new surroundings. But as he learns more about the circumstances that brought him into isolation (Lilli Cooper), the line between lie and reality begins to blur. It’s a sweeping, handmade fable about the world we’re given, and the one we make for ourselves.
Broadway Records announces the release of the world premiere concept recording of EDGE OF THE WORLD: A Concept Album, written by Tony nominee Ethan Slater (SpongeBob Squarepants: The Broadway Musical, Who’s Your Baghdaddy) and Drama Desk nominee Nick Blaemire (tick, tick…BOOM!, Glory Days). The recording stars Slater, Blaemire, Tony winner Norbert Leo Butz (My Fair Lady, Big Fish), and Tony nominee Lilli Cooper (Tootsie, Spring Awakening). The album is available on Friday, August 6th wherever digital music is sold and on BroadwayRecords.com.
“Nature doesn’t have the problems society does,” said Nick Blaemire. “That’s why I think we all fantasize about escaping it all. Living off the land. Being ‘free.’ The problem is, we bring ourselves with us wherever we go. I think that’s what draws me to this story — the tension between what we know to be true and what we wish to be true, and how they obscure each other. That tension feels uniquely juxtaposed in the expanse of Alaska.
EDGE OF THE WORLD is produced by Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane (Broadway HD, War Horse, Gentleman’s Guide), mixed by Aaron Ankrum and mastered by Hans Dekline. The recording features Slater on guitar as well as Marco Paguia (piano), Michael Dobson (drums), Christian Ankrum (bass) and Ankrum (horns, strings and more).