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Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez, Cheyenne Jackson and More Music For the Summer

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jennifer Lopez, Cheyenne Jackson and More Music For the Summer

Lin-Manuel Miranda and Jennifer Lopez collaborated on a song called “Love Make the World Go Round.” The song will benefit the Hispanic Federation’s Proyecto Somos Orlando initiative, which “will address the long-term needs for mental health services that are culturally competent and bilingual. Proyecto will enable care to be delivered to those affected directly in the communities in which they live. Beyond emergency assistance, they will be provided with case management, crisis intervention, and mental health services, among other needs.” The accompanying video features Miranda rapping about peace and love (“A generation of innovators enabled to patiently wait for change ’cause change is what they’ve been afraid of / the malevolence can wait, raise a level of debate, celebrate, elevate.”) while Lopez sings the titular line to ring in the chorus: “We’re not staying inside today / they’re not taking our pride away.”

Steve Martin, Bright Star

The original cast recording of Bright Star, from Grammy® and Emmy® Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy®-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell – hit five different Billboard charts in the first week of wide release. The cast album from Ghostlight Records placed at #1 on the Top Current Blue Grass Albums chart, #2 on the Top Broadway chart, #5 on the Americana/Folk Albums chart, as well as hitting the Top 100 on the Billboard Top Albums chart and Top 200 on the Overall Digital Albums chart. Bright Star is nominated for five 2016 Tony Awards including “Best Musical” and “Best Original Score,” and it won the Drama Desk Award for “Outstanding Music” and the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding New Broadway Musical.” The album is produced by the legendary, multi-Grammy Award-winning producer, manager, and musician Peter Asher. The booklet features full lyrics, show photos, liner notes from Martin, Brickell and Asher, in addition to a synopsis and essay by Bill Rosenfield. To order the album, please visit http://www.sh-k-boom.com/bright-star-original-broadway-cast-recording.

Ghostlight Records bring you the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She loves Me from Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) online and in stores on Friday, July 29. It was previously scheduled for Friday, July 8. The recording is currently available from iTunes and other digital formats. The hit production – now playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through July 10 – was nominated for eight 2016 Tony Awards including “Best Revival of a Musical,” as well as winning four Drama Desk Awards including “Outstanding Revival of a Musical” and the Outer Critics Circle Award for “Outstanding Revival of a Musical.” In an early album review, Center on the Aisle raved “Benanti leads her cast bravely and boldly in their creation of the definitive recording, a commemoration of this glorious production.” The 28-page full-color booklet in a fold-out wallet package includes production photography, a synopsis and a message from the Roundabout’s Todd Haimes. The 2016 Broadway Cast Recording of  She loves Me is produced by Kurt Deutsch, and co-produced and mixed by Lawrence Manchester. To order the album, please visit sh-k-boom.com/she-loves-me.

Kyle Riabko, Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined

Ghostlight Records original London Cast Recording of Kyle Riabko’s Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined is a  two-disc imagining for a new generation with Riabko’s visionary interpretations. The album also features special bonus tracks of Kyle’s never-before-heard original demos, which formed the basis for the project. The 28-page booklet includes a note from Riabko, liner notes, production and studio photography and opening night photos of Bacharach with the cast. Videos of the West End production’s trailer and the album’s recording session are available on YouTube. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/close-to-you-bacharach-reimagined.

 TRACK LIST          

DISC ONE

 1.        Intro

2.       Anyone Who Had A Heart  / This Guy’s In Love With You

3.       The Look Of Love / I Say A Little Prayer / Arthur’s Theme

4.       Close To You

5.        Psychedelic Interlude

6.       I Come To You

7.        Making Love

8.       San Jose Interlude

9.       The Windows Of The World / What The World Needs Now Is Love

10.     Message To Michael / Do You Know The Way To San Jose

11.      The Sundance Kid / Magic Moments / Trains and Boats and Planes

12.     Don’t Make Me Over

13.     Walk On By

14.     A House Is Not A Home

15.     Make It Easy On Yourself  / Mash-Up (Magic Moments, Alfie, Making Love, This Guy’s In Love With You)

 

DISC TWO

1.        Percussion Section (Reach Out For Me, Baby It’s You, Wishin’ and Hopin’, That’s What Friends Are For, Any Day Now)

2.       I’ll Never Fall In Love Again

3.       Mexican Divorce

4.       I Just Don’t Know What To Do With Myself / On My Own / (There’s) Always Something There To Remind Me

5.        Raindrops Interlude

6.       Alfie

7.        What The World Needs Now Is Love

8.       What’s New Pussycat?

9.       Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head

10.     DEMO: Anyone Who Had A Heart / This Guy’s In Love With You

11.      DEMO: The Look Of Love / I Say A Little Prayer For You / Arthur’s Theme

12.     DEMO: Close To You

13.     DEMO: I Come To You

14.     DEMO: Making Love

15.     DEMO: San Jose Interlude

16.     DEMO: Message To Michael / Do You Know The Way To San Jose

17.     DEMO: The Sundance Kid / Magic Moments

18.     DEMO: Don’t Make Me Over

19.     DEMO: Walk On By (original version)

20.    DEMO: Walk On By (revised version)

21.     DEMO: I’ll Never Fall In Love Again

Cheyenne Jackson

PS CLASSICS, the label released Renaissance, the new solo album from Grammy Award-nominee Cheyenne Jackson. I hit the Top 10 on the Billboard “Jazz Albums” chart in its first week of release. Jackson, acclaimed for his starring role opposite Lady Gaga in American Horror Story last winter, will return for the series’ highly-anticipated sixth season. Renaissance – was released on June 3 and is adapted from Jackson’s one-man show “Music of the Mad Men Era.” The recording features a guest appearance by Tony Award-winner Jane Krakowski, a special note by Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winner Tina Fey, and a 22-piece orchestra, conducted by Kevin Stites. The album is produced byTommy Krasker and Bart Migal, with Alan and Barbara Marks, of the Marks-Moore-Turnbull Group, serving as Executive Producers.

Cheyenne Jackson was most recently seen as Will Drake on FX’s American Horror Story: Hotel. His numerous Broadway credits include The Performers, Finian’s Rainbow (Drama Desk nomination), Xanadu (Drama Desk & Drama League nominations), All Shook Up (Theatre World Award, Drama League & Outer Critics Circle nominations) Aida and Thoroughly Modern Millie. Off Broadway: The Most Happy Fella, The Agony & The Agony,Altar Boyz, 8The 24 Hour Plays, and Damn Yankees. Television: “30 Rock,” “Glee,” “Royal Pains,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Ugly Betty,” “Full Circle,” “CSI: Cyber,” “Mockingbird Lane,” “Lipstick Jungle” and “Law & Order.” Film: United 93, Behind the Candelabra (with Michael Douglas and Matt Damon), Lola Versus, The Green, Love Is Strange, Beautiful Now, Six Dance Lessons in Six Weeks, Opening Night, Mutual Friends and the upcoming Bear With Us, Day out of Days and Hello Again opposite Audra McDonald. In addition, Jackson is a Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter with Sony ATV. For his self-penned album, I’m Blue, Skies, Cheyenne collaborated with Sia, Stevie Aiello, and Charlotte Sometimes.

 Track List

1.       Feelin’ Good

2.       Americano

3.       Angel Eyes

4.       Bésame Mucho

5.       Somethin’ Stupid

6.       I (Who Have Nothing)

7.       A Case of You

8.      Walkin’ My Baby Back Home

9.       Red Wine Is Good for My Heart

10.   A Song for You

11.    A Change Is Gonna Come

12.    Your Song

Broadway

Suzanna, co-owns and publishes the newspaper Times Square Chronicles or T2C. At one point a working actress, she has performed in numerous productions in film, TV, cabaret, opera and theatre. She has performed at The New Orleans Jazz festival, The United Nations and Carnegie Hall. She has a screenplay and a TV show in the works, which she developed with her mentor and friend the late Arthur Herzog. She is a proud member of the Drama Desk and the Outer Critics Circle and was a nominator. Email: suzanna@t2conline.com

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