Outcasts yearning for a better life populate the bordellos and flophouses of a 1950s California seaside town in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s PIPE DREAM, based on the novels Cannery Row and Sweet Thursday by John Steinbeck. This 1955 Broadway musical rarity had not been seen or heard in a full orchestral performance in New York until was revived in March 2012 by New York City Center’s acclaimed Encores! series. Now captured in the very first Encores! live cast recording, PIPE DREAM is available from Ghostlight Records starting September 18. Bringing the score gloriously to life on the live album is the Encores! cast of 29 under the direction of Marc Bruni, with an orchestra of 30 musicians under the baton of Music Director Rob Berman. The cast includes Will Chase as Doc ("All Kinds of People," "All at Once You Love Her," "The Man I Used to Be"), Laura Osnes as Suzy ("Everybody's Got a Home But Me," "The Next Time It Happens"), Leslie Uggams as Fauna ("Sweet Thursday"), Tom Wopat as Mac ("A Lopsided Bus," "The Party That We’re Gonna Have Tomorrow Night") and Stephen Wallem as Hazel ("Thinkin'").