An American in Paris (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Original Broadway Cast of An American in Paris
Album Available June 2
Music and Lyrics by GEORGE GERSHWIN AND IRA GERSHWIN
Book by CRAIG LUCAS
Directed and Choreographed by CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON
On Broadway at The Palace Theatre
Nominated for Twelve 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical
“This rhapsodic production is a triumph that pays loving tribute to the marriage of music and movement.” – The New York Times
NEW YORK, May 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — MASTERWORKS BROADWAY releases the Original Broadway Cast Recording of An American in Paris. Produced by Rob Fisher and Scott Lehrer, the album will be available everywhere on June 2, 2015.
The score of An American In Paris includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.”
An American In Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American In Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas.
An American In Paris is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war.
The cast of An American In Paris includes Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max von Essen as Henri Baurel.
The cast also includes Caitlin Abraham, Will Burton, Attila Joey Csiki, Michael Cusumano, Taeler Cyrus, Ashlee Dupre, Rebecca Eichenberger, Sara Esty, Laura Feig, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Heather Lang, Dustin Layton, Nathan Madden, Gia Mongell, Candy Olsen, Rebecca Riker, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers, Shannon Rugani, Garen Scribner, Sam Strasfeld, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis and Victor J. Wisehart.
The creative team is comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting), Jon Weston (sound), 59 Productions (projections) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher, orchestrations by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis, musical supervision by Todd Ellison, and additional orchestrations by Don Sebesky and Bill Elliott. The Associate Director is Jacquelin Barrett and the Associate Choreographer is Dontee Kiehn. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman.
The producers are Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan, Roy Furman, Stephanie P. McClelland, Darren Bagert, Carole L. Haber, James Nederlander, Five Cent Productions, Michael Leavitt, Apples and Oranges Studios/Dominion Pictures, Roger Berlind/Arch Road, Simone Genatt Haft/Marc Routh, Triptyk Studios/Spencer Ross, Ed Walson/Peter May, Adam Zotovich/Celia Atkin, Eugene Beard/Julie Boardman/Kallish-Weinstein, Stuart Ditsky/Jim Herbert/Sandy Robertson, Suzanne Friedman/Independent Presenters Network/Wonderful Productions, The Leonore S. Gershwin 1987 Trust/Jenkins-Taylor/Proctors, Harriet Newman Leve/Jane Dubin/Sarahbeth Grossman, Caiola Productions/Jennifer Isaacson/Raise the Curtain, by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Theatre du Chatelet.
Leanne Cope is appearing with the support of Actors’ Equity Association. The Producers gratefully acknowledge Actors’ Equity Association for its assistance of this production.
Broadway tickets are on sale now through www.Ticketmaster.com or by phone at 877-250-2929. Group tickets for Broadway are on sale now through the Group Sales Box Office at http://www.broadway.com/group-sales-box-office/ or by phone at 800-223-7565 or 212-398-8383.
Masterworks Broadway is a label of Sony Music Masterworks. For email updates and information on Masterworks Broadway please visit www.masterworksbroadway.com. For more information on the musical, please visit www.AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com
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Inspired by the Academy Award®-winning film, An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway, for the first time, with music and lyrics by George and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony® and Pulitzer Prize® nominee Craig Lucas. The show is directed and choreographed by Olivier Award® winner and Artistic Associate of The Royal Ballet, U.K., Christopher Wheeldon. An American in Paris is the romantic story of a young American soldier, a beautiful French girl and an indomitable city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of World War II. The show had its Broadway premiere on April 12 at The Palace Theater.
The brilliant score for An American in Paris includes many well-known Gershwin classics like I Got Rhythm, S Wonderful, But Not For Me, Stairway to Paradise and They Can't Take That Away From Me, with haunting orchestral music including Concerto in F, Second Prelude, Second Rhapsody and An American in Paris. The score was adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher with orchestrations by Christopher Austin and musical direction by Brad Haak.
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This title will be released on June 2, 2015.
An American in Paris, But Not For Me, Christopher Wheeldon, Concerto in F, Craig Lucas, George Gershwin, I Got Rhythm, I'll Build a Stairway to Paradise, Ira Gershwin, Liza, Masterworks Broadway, Rob Fisher, S Wonderful, Scott Lehrer, Second Prelude, Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture
Tamar Braxton Launches Brand New Single, “If I Don’t Have You” (PRNewsFoto/Epic Records)
NEW STREAMLINE/EPIC RECORDS ALBUM, “CALLING ALL LOVERS,” ARRIVES IN STORES FRIDAY, JULY 31st
TAMAR READIES SUMMER HEADLINING TOUR, DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED IN WEEKS AHEAD
NEW YORK, May 27, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter, and television superstar Tamar Braxton launches “If I Don’t Have You,” her lead single from the forthcoming album, Calling All Lovers, it was announced today by Antonio ‘L.A.’ Reid, Chairman and CEO, Epic Records. The release of “If I Don’t Have You” coincides with the fourth season premiere of WE-tv’s #1 rated reality series, Braxton Family Values (Thursdays @ 9pm). Listen to “If I Don’t Have You” here (http://smarturl.it/IIDHYaudio) and on iTunes (http://smarturl.it/DontHaveYou).
Calling All Lovers, Tamar’s hotly anticipated third studio album, arrives in stores on July 31st. Immediately following, Tamar kicks off her headlining summer tour, dates and ticket sales information to be announced in the weeks ahead. Also on Tamar’s calendar for 2015—the second season of her #1 rated daily talk show, The Real (Warner Bros. Television), which returns this fall; and taping has begun for the fourth season of Tamar & Vince (WE-tv), her critically-acclaimed, highly-popular reality show with husband and producer, Vince Herbert.
“This is the most creative, fun, and busiest time of my life,” said Tamar, “and I couldn’t be happier. The release of my new single ‘If I Don’t Have You’ along with working closely with Vince and my longtime friend L.A. Reid on my new album, plus a packed television production schedule, an exciting new tour, and raising our two-year-old son Logan—all keeps me going 24/7, just the way I like it!”
Calling All Lovers is the eagerly awaited follow-up to Love And War (September 2013), which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (the year’s highest debut by a female R&B artist), reached #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, hit #1 on the iTunes Top R&B Albums chart, hit 120,000 in first week sales and to date has sold nearly half a million copies. The album’s lead single, “Love and War,” rose to #1 on the Heatseekers chart, and was followed by the Top 10 “The One” and “All the Way Home.” The video for “Love and War” boasts over 25 million YouTube views to date.
About Tamar Braxton:
One of R&B’s reigning divas, with her instantly recognizable four-octave soprano range, Tamar Braxton is blessed with highly successful careers as a recording artist and television personality. Her most recent studio album, Love And War (September 2013, Streamline/Epic Records) generated Soul Train Music Awards for Tamar as Best R&B/Soul Female Artist, with “Love and War” winning Song Of the Year and honored as Record Of the Year with the third annual Ashford & Simpson Songwriters Award. Tamar has also received three Grammy Award® nominations, for Love and War as Best Urban Contemporary Album, and for “Love and War” as Best R&B Song and Best R&B Performance.
In support of Love and War, BET Centric Award winner Tamar performed to packed houses on a 30-city cross-country U.S. tour with John Legend, and engaged in a whirlwind European promo run as well. Tamar’s first Christmas album, Winter Loversland, rose inside the Top 10 in 2013, on Billboard‘s competitive Top Holiday Albums chart.
On television, Tamar is a triple threat—as one of the stars of WE-tv’s top-rated reality series, Braxton Family Values now in its fourth season; as one of the hosts of the #1 rated, syndicated daily talk show, The Real (Warner Bros. Television, over 150 episodes aired in Season One); and as the star of the popular reality show Tamar & Vince (WE-tv), co-starring husband Vince Herbert.
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2013 release, the sophomore solo album from the television star and R&B vocalist. Tamar just so happens to be the younger sister of Soul diva Toni Braxton. In early 2012, she made a decision to return to the studio. Twelve years had passed since her major label debut, Tamar, but it finally felt right to delve into making music again. The artist had already endured the changing tides of the business and its tumultuous nature. This time, she wasn't going to bend for anyone or hold anything back. "This is the first record where my music has truly reflected who I am," she affirms. "One night when I was in the studio, everything clicked. I found the sound I'd been looking for within myself for years. I never had a chance to go as deep as I did. I'm not trying to be something I'm not. I have to be me. The vocals just poured out of me."
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“A Love Supreme”, Live in Amsterdam
In Celebration of 50th Anniversary of John Coltrane Masterpiece
Available May 26 on Marsalis Music via OKeh Records
CD/DVD Features Rare Discussions with Alice Coltrane, Michael Brecker, Miguel Zenon, Ned Goold and David Sanchez
NEW YORK, May 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — This historic Marsalis Music CD/DVD, including a full performance by the Branford Marsalis Quartet at Amsterdam’s esteemed Bimhuis plus bonus interviews and audio-only disc, will be re-released on May 26 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the original John Coltrane A Love Supreme album, released in February 1965.
“A Love Supreme”
For Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live In Amsterdam, label founder Branford Marsalis and his quartet have been captured in a complete performance of John Coltrane’s 1964 recorded masterpiece. This legendary suite, which tenor saxophonist Marsalis included on his label’s premier release, Footsteps of Our Fathers, was performed at Amsterdam’s Bimhuis during a European tour in March 2003.
“We felt that we were pretty much done with A Love Supreme when we went to Europe, but my manager wasn’t done with it,” Marsalis recalls wryly. “After hearing us perform the suite at the Bottom Line, she insisted that we had to film it so she approached Pierre about the project and he agreed.” Pierre Lamoureux, a filmmaker known for his expertise in musical subjects, has co-directed with his brother many award-winning live musical films for artists including Harry Connick, Jr., Pat Metheny, Rush, and Judy Collins. “Pierre cares about how his films sound as well as how they look,” Branford emphasizes, “and the combination of Pierre and the Bimhuis was too good to pass up.”
When Marsalis’s A Love Supreme package was originally released, Branford was unsparing in his enthusiasm for the Amsterdam club, which has been a center for jazz in Europe since it opened in 1973. “I only played there once before, with Art Blakey in 1981, and I’d wanted to bring my own band into the Bimhuis ever since,” he admits. “It’s simply one of the two or three best jazz clubs in the world, because the room is intimate and the focus is on presenting the music instead of selling food and drinks. There is a bar outside of the performance space, and people do go there to hang, but once they walk into the club itself, it’s all about the music.”
Marsalis’ acclaimed quartet of that time – with pianist Joey Calderazzo, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Jeff “Tain” Watts – was all about the music as well, as they delivered a performance both musically and visually riveting. As a bonus to the live performance, all four members of the quartet, together with Marsalis’ fellow saxophonists the now late Michael Brecker, Miguel Zenon, Ned Goold and David Sanchez, discuss the inspiration and the challenges presented by Coltrane’s composition. In addition, Alice Coltrane, John Coltrane’s late widow and the pianist in his last band, is seen in a historical 30-minute conversation with Marsalis. An audio-only disc of the Bimhuis performance is also included in the package.
A Love Supreme is considered by many to be the ultimate expression of the classic John Coltrane Quartet, and remains Coltrane’s most popular album. Where Coltrane only performed the suite live on one occasion, Marsalis and his band had several opportunities to play individual sections of the piece as well as A Love Supreme in its entirety before hooking up with Lamoureux for video documentation. “We definitely grew into the piece as we played it, which is why I’m so pleased that Pierre caught us when we really understood it,” Marsalis reports. “One thing about A Love Supreme, it takes tremendous concentration and focus from every member of the band. The first time we played the whole thing live, all we could do afterward was sit in the dressing room for 20 minutes, totally exhausted. You don’t see this band in that shape too often. By the time we got to the Bimhuis, though, we were up to the challenge.”
What has resulted – a scintillating live performance, plus informed musical commentary and a rare visit with Alice Coltrane – makes Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam a must for all fans of Coltrane’s and Marsalis’ music.
Branford Marsalis Quartet – Coltrane’s A Love Supreme: Live in Amsterdam
Marsalis Music via OKeh Records – Release Date: May 26, 2015
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