The combination of new tracks and new takes on the show's famous songs emphasizes the musical's diverse influences, like rap and hip-hop – seemingly unusual inspirations on Broadway.
Solange Knowles and her sister, Beyonce, are now reportedly the only two sisters to both have achieved a No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. Knowles's 'Seat' has been receiving extremely positive reviews.
The group of acts will embark on a tour in 2017. Music groups that had hits in the 1990s and 2000s, such as 98 Degrees and O-Town, have all hit the road recently.
Over the past half-century, Mr. Loudermilk's songs have been recorded by a wide range of musicians, from George Hamilton IV to David Lee Roth.