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Aaron Lazar Collaborates With Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Leslie Odom Jr., More on Impossible Dream Album to Benefit ALS Network

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Broadway actor Aaron Lazar will release a new album, Impossible Dream, August 16. The record follows Lazar’s announcement that he has amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

The collaborative record will raise funds for the ALS Network, which previously honored Lazar for his advocacy. 

Developed by Emitha Studios and Studio 7 Media, the new album will feature Lazar as well as a number of his Broadway collaborators, including Neil Patrick Harris, Josh Groban, Kristin Chenoweth, Kelli O’Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Norm Lewis, Loren Allred, the voice of the late Rebecca Luker (the Broadway favorite who passed away from ALS), the Grammy-winning National Children’s Chorus, the Broadway Inspirational Voices, and more.

Lazar has adopted “The Impossible Dream” from Man of La Mancha as his mantra through his diagnosis. Said Lazar in a statement, “I first sang ‘The Impossible Dream’ 24 years ago as a grad student in Cincinnati playing Don Quixote in The Man of La Mancha, as my impossible dream of becoming a professional actor was coming true. All these years later, the song and its message have become an anthem for me. This album is incredibly special, not just because it is my debut album but also because it is an extraordinary opportunity to celebrate what I’m learning: we all have the power within us to make the impossible possible, and we help each other heal. My heart is so full to work with such truly magnificent artists and friends. I thank them and the Broadway community for their incredible love and support. As we raise awareness to end ALS, I hope fans of Broadway and music will enjoy this Impossible Dream come true!”

A portion of the proceeds from the nine-track collection, co-produced and arranged by Grammy winner Kitt Wakeley and co-produced by Estabrooks and Lazar, will benefit the ALS Network. 

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