Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is both a timeless benefit effort and a uniquely compelling multimedia experience. The project—which incorporates a 2-CD, 26-song set; a lavishly illustrated hardcover book of 17 songs from the album; a corresponding e-book encompassing the entire collection; and a documentary film and web series —gathers many of contemporary musical theatre’s greatest composers and vocalists, as well as illustrators, all of whom have donated their talent to deliver an emotionally affecting set of new lullabies, some written specifically for this project. Proceeds from sales of the book and 2-CD set will benefit breast cancer research, support and education.
I really enjoyed reading this book to my daughter before bed. Over the Moon: The Broadway Lullaby Project is a fantastic addition to our nightly routine. We always read together at night and I found this book to be very helpful in calming her down and it was something I enjoyed too, it’s not just for the kids. We put in the 17 song cd that comes with the book and that combined with me reading Jasmine the book put her right to bed. The 17 song cd is Foreword by Julie Andrews & Emma Walton Hamilton.
The 26-song album isn’t full of your traditional lullabies but rather full of warmly expressive songs. This cycle will touch listeners of all ages, while raising funds for respected breast cancer charities, The Breast Cancer Research Foundationand Young Survival Coalition. Jasmine likes falling asleep to this CD.
My daughter’s favorite part of the book is A Lullaby for Midnight, it’s beautifully illustrated and the words are perfect for helping urge her eyes to close even though it starts out by saying “Don’t go to sleep. Not yet, my child.” Within minutes my little angel’s eyes are closed and off to dream land.
You can buy this amazingly illustrated hard-cover book from amazon.com.
I was sent a free copy of this book and cd to facilitate this review/post. I was not financially compensated in any way for this post.