Singer/songwriter Eleri Ward will be joined by special guest Broadway stars Laura Benanti, Bobby Conte, Julia Murney,and Samantha Pauly to celebrate her new album Keep A Tender Distance from GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS at New York’s Sony Hall on Monday, December 19 at 8:00 PM. Tickets, which are $30-$70, are available HERE. Keep A Tender Distance – the sublimely introspective folk guitar exploration of Stephen Sondheim’s singular musical theater canon – is currently available in digital and streaming formats; a CD release is planned for later this season. The album is the follow-up to A Perfect Little Death, her viral hit debut take on the Sondheim catalog. Ward’s New York show launches her national concert tour, which will visit major markets throughout the country, including Boston, Chicago and Philadelphia, in February 2023. Stream or download the album Keep A Tender Distance at eleriward.lnk.to/KeepaTenderDistance.
Eleri’s full 2023 concert itinerary features shows in Boston, MA (2/1, City Winery), Red Bank, NJ (2/1, The Vogel @ Count Basie), Burlington, VT (2/6, Higher Ground Showcase Lounge), Portsmouth, NH (2/7, 3S Artspace), Philadelphia, PA (2/8, City Winery), Cincinnati, OH (2/10, Ludlow Garage), Nashville, TN (2/11, City Winery), Chicago, IL (2/12, City Winery), Kansas City, MO (2/14, recordBar), Davenport, IA (2/15, Raccoon Motel), Milwaukee, WI (2/16, Colectivo Coffee), and Indianapolis, IN (2/18, The Cabaret). For ticketing info please visit Eleri’s website HERE.
The digital release of FUNNY GIRL – New Broadway Cast Recordingout November 18, 2022 at 12:01AM ET. Produced by David Caddick and David Lai and featuring the classic score by Jule Styne (music) and Bob Merrill (lyrics), the physical CD is set for release on Friday, January 20, 2023 and available here for preorder beginning Friday. The album is co-produced by Sonia Friedman, Scott Landis, David Babani, Michael Mayer, Brian Gillet, Huck Walton, Sean Keller and Marc Levine.
FUNNY GIRL stars Emmy Award Nominee Lea Michele as Fanny Brice,Tony and Olivier Award nominee Ramin Karimloo as Nick Arnstein, 2022 Tony & Drama Desk Award Nominee & Chita Rivera Award Winner Jared Grimes as Eddie Ryan, and four-time Tony Award nominee Tovah Feldshuh as Mrs. Rosie Brice at the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street). They are joined by Peter Francis James as Florenz Ziegfeld, Ephie Aardema as Emma/Mrs. Nadler, Debra Cardona as Mrs. Meeker, Toni DiBuono as Mrs. Strakosh, Martin Moran as Tom Keeney, and an acting company that includes Miriam Ali, Amber Ardolino, Daniel Beeman, Colin Bradbury, Kurt Csolak, John Michael Fiumara, Leslie Donna Flesner, Afra Hines, Masumi Iwai, Aliah James, Jeremiah James, Danielle Kelsey, Stephen Mark Lukas, Alicia Lundgren, John Manzari, Liz McCartney, Connor McRory Katie Mitchell, Justin Prescott, Mariah Reives, Barbara Tirrell, Leslie Blake Walker, and “Fanny Brice” alternate Julie Benko, who performs the role every Thursday.
Richard Holbrook will be offering his annual holiday show Christmas Magic in the Big Apple with all proceeds to benefit the Cancer Support Community. Performances take place Dec. 18, 19 @ 7 pm at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street. NYC.
GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS and TWO RIVER THEATER have announced the release of Love in Hate Nation – Original Cast Recording in a special cassette edition, scheduled for Friday, December 2. The cassette edition is now available for pre-order. The album, currently out in digital and streaming formats, features book, music and lyrics by Joe Iconis and direction by John Simpkins. The recording is based on the show’s world premiere production at the Two River Theater in 2019. The label is reuniting with Iconis and Two River after their viral success with the original cast recording of Be More Chill. The show has music direction and vocal arrangementsby Annastasia Victory, and music supervision and orchestrationsby Charlie Rosen. The album is produced by Joe Iconis, Ian Kagey, and Charlie Rosen, with Michael Hurst/Two River Theater and Kurt Deutsch serving as executive producers.The album isavailable to stream or download at Ghostlight.lnk.to/LoveInHateNationPR. Pre-0rder the cassette at JoeIconis.lnk.to/LIHNcassette