Music from all National Theatre shows will be released under a new partnership with Cutting Edge Media Music.

Cutting Edge will release recordings to the National Theatre’s shows through its musical-theatre record label Broadway Records, which the company acquired in 2020.

This will include the original cast recording to Hex, which is directed by Rufus Norris with music by Jim Fortune, and The Lehman Trilogy, which was directed by Sam Mendes with music by Nick Powell.

Others to be released through the partnership will include All Kinds of Limbo with music by Nubiya Brandon and Raffy Bushman, which is an immersive performance inspired by the National’s production of Small Island, and Alice Childress’ Trouble in Mind, which also has music by Brandon and Bushman.

The National Theatre has joined forces with Broadway Records to release its soundtrack back catalogue to capitalise on the music streaming boom.

Cutting Edge Media Music operates as a a financier, publisher and record label, and has provided music services to theatre productions including Matilda, The Color Purple, Anastasia and My Fair Lady on Broadway, as well as feature films, television shows and video games.

Norris said: “This partnership with Cutting Edge marks the start of an exciting new chapter for music at the National Theatre.

“This collaboration will allow us to release and publish music in a state-of-the-art way and give audiences worldwide access to the brilliant music of the many composers and musicians we work with. I’m delighted that Hex will be one of the first releases and I am looking forward to many more projects to come.”

Cutting Edge will also provide the National Theatre with access to its music services and resources, and administer the organisation’s future music publishing rights.

Broadway Records chief executive Van Dean said: “The partnership will allow the National Theatre to develop its music strategy and support its development of musical theatre as well as grow Cutting Edge’s presence in live entertainment.

“The National Theatre produces some of the world’s greatest plays and musicals, and it is a tremendous honour to be its record label partner. Its work consistently inspires us and we are thrilled about all of the exciting music projects in the works and yet to come.”

Details from the Telegraph available here.