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Actress/singer Patti LuPone was born April 21, 1949 in Northport, NY; the great-grandniece of coloratura Adelina Patti, as a teen she performed with her twin brothers William and Robert as the LuPone Trio before attending the Juilliard School, studying under Maria Callas and counting among her classmates Kevin Kline and Mandy Patinkin.
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Ghostlight Records, a division of Sh-K-Boom Records, proudly releases a brand new recording by Patti LuPone, The Lady With The Torch, that will be available nationwide on April 25, 2006. The CD is based on Ms. LuPone’s concert “The Lady With The Torch,” which was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman, with orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick and musical direction by Chris Fenwick. The recording is produced by Joel Moss and Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records President Kurt Deutsch.
Patti LuPone, who currently stars in the Broadway smash hit Sweeney Todd, developed The Lady With The Torch through a series of concert appearances. Venues include Feinstein’s at the Regency (New York), Cinegrill (Los Angeles) and the Plush Room (San Francisco), and eventually, a sold-out solo show at Carnegie Hall last March, marking her third sold-out concert there to date. For the studio recording, Chris Fenwick conducted a ten-piece band performing Jonathan Tunick’s orchestrations of an eclectic array of torch songs by such composers and lyricists as Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn, Harold Arlen, Billy Barnes, Johnny Mercer, Jessie Mae Robinson, Cole Porter and George & Ira Gershwin.
Upon its premiere in Los Angeles early last year, The Los Angeles Times called The Lady With The Torch, “a beautifully paced, marvelously delivered torch-song exploration of the pleasures and pains of love,” adding “LuPone’s remarkable, larger than life qualities and stunning musicality are distilled in the pure essence of art.”
Patti LuPone’s previous recordings include Matters Of The Heart, Patti LuPone Live and Heat Wave, a collection of Irving Berlin songs performed with John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. Her most recent original cast recording is of the hit revival Sweeney Todd.
The Lady With The Torch -- TRACKLIST:
“The Man I Love” (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
“Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out To Dry” (Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn)
“Something Cool” (Billy Barnes)
“A Cottage For Sale” (Willard Robinson, Larry Conley)
“Ill Wind” (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler)
“I Wanna Be Around” (Johnny Mercer, Sadie Zimmerstedt)
“The Other Woman” (Jessie Mae Robinson)
“Do It Again” (George Gershwin, B.G. DeSylva)
“Early Autumn” (Ralph Burns, Woody Herman, Johnny Mercer)
“I’m Through With Love” (Gus Kahn, Matt Malneck, Tom Adair)
“So In Love” (Cole Porter)
“My Buddy” (Walter Donaldson, Gus Kahn)
“Body and Soul” (John W. Green, Edward Heyman, Robert Sour, Frank Eyton)
“Don’t Like Goodbyes” (Harold Arlen, Truman Capote)
ABOUT GHOSTLIGHT: It is a standing practice in the theatre that a ghost light – a floor lamp holding a single bare light bulb – be lit on stage after everyone has left for the night, so that the theatre never goes dark. In the same spirit, Ghostlight Records, created by Sh-K-Boom co-founders Kurt Deutsch and Sherie Rene Scott, ensures that music of the theatre by composers old and new will always be enjoyed. Ghostlight Records honors the past while shining a light toward the future. Sh-K-Boom Records was founded by Kurt Deutsch in 2000 with the mission of bridging the gap between pop music and theatre. The label is committed to giving a voice to the new generation of Broadway composers and stars. Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight was recently honored with three 2006 Grammy Award nominations for Best Musical Show Album: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, HAIR (The Actors’ Fund Of America Benefit Recording) and THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. Its most recent recordings are SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE (March 7, 2006) and SONGS FROM AN UNMADE BED (March 21, 2006). Other recent cast albums include THE LAST 5 YEARS by Jason Robert Brown and DEBBIE DOES DALLAS, based on the classic film. SH-K-BOOM has released solo recordings by three of Broadway’s biggest stars: Alice Ripley’s EVERYTHING’S FINE, Adam Pascal’s MODEL PRISONER and Sherie Rene Scott’s SHERIE RENE… MEN I’VE HAD.