Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch Ready the Upbeat, Jazzy Sunday In New York" for May 13th Release
CD Produced by Grammy Winner Russ Titelman
The legendary Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch bring their acclaimed live performance to disc on their latest CD, 'Sunday in New York.' Set for May 13th release on Ghostlight Records, the jazzy new vocal album was produced by Grammy Award winner Russ Titelman (Steve Winwood, Eric Clapton, Paul Simon,) and features 13 tracks ranging from Rodgers & Hammerstein's Surrey With The Fringe On Top" to Stephen Sondheim's Not While I'm Around." The collection was culled from the pair's recent sold out run at The Metropolitan Room. In a recent review of their performance at Lincoln Center, The New York Times' Stephen Holden commented: Ms. Ebersole, a bright, zany soprano and ebullient clown, can whirl on a dime and in a show like Grey Gardens" evoke an inexpressible sorrow under a facade of garrulous pluck. When she adds a spinning vibrato to her lemony voice, she can turn into a playful latter-day Kathryn Grayson or Jeanette MacDonald, which she began to do on Friday during The Surrey With the Fringe on Top." Mr. Stritch, a pop-jazz pianist, gifted arranger and Liza Minnelli protg with a photographic musical memory...is a solid exponent of the gregarious, swinging Las Vegas style epitomized by Steve Lawrence."
SUNDAY IN NEW YORK - TRACK LISTING: Haven't Got A Worry (Livingston - Evans) Sunday In New York (Coates - Nero) My Favorite Things (Rodgers & Hammerstein) Surrey With The Fringe On Top (Rodgers & Hammerstein) So Many People (Stephen Sondheim) Give Me The Simple Life / Tea For Two (Ruby - Bloom / Caeser - Youmans) Hit That Jive, Jack / Errand Girl For Rhythm (Tolbert - Alston / Nat King" Cole) Walkin' In New York (Brenda Russell) Walking My Baby Back Home (Ahlert - Turk) What'll I Do (Irving Berlin) I Only Have Eyes For You / Lullaby Of Broadway (Dubin - Warren) Not While I'm Around (Stephen Sondheim) Will You? - from the musical Grey Gardens (Korie - Frankel)
Christine Ebersole won the 2007 Tony Award for her groundbreaking dual-role performance in the Broadway musical 'Grey Gardens', which Ben Brantley of The New York Times called Possibly the greatest performance I've ever seen in a Broadway musical." Ebersol and was also a Tony winner for her performance as Dorothy Brock in '42nd Street'. Other Broadway credits include: 'Steel Magnolias', 'Dinner at Eight' (2003 Tony and Outer Critics Award nominations), 'The Best Man', Getting Away With Murder, 'Harrigan 'n' Hart', 'Camelot, 'Oklahoma!', 'On the Twentieth Century', 'I Love My Wife', 'Angel Street'.
Ebersole is well known for her work in film and television, including: Tootsie, Amadeus, Dead Again, Folks!, Richie Rich, My Girl 2, Mac and Me, Ghost Dad, Black Sheep, Thief of Hearts, 'Till There Was You, My Favorite Martian, True Crime, as well as Saturday Night Live (series regular, '81-'82 season), One Life to Live (Emmy nomination), Crossing Jordan and Will & Grace.
Ebersole is such a likable performer; from the moment she begins to sing, a warmth seems to spread throughout the audience. Not only is the tone of her voice beautiful, but she is able to use it in a manner of styles. In fact, Ebersole is completely at home in whatever she sings, whether it's jazz, musical-theatre tunes or standards." - Andrew Gans, Playbill
I can't think of a more potent combination of sophisticated and talented musicians, than Christine Ebersole and Billy Stritch. Their choices of material would be my choices, and their take on this variety of classy music and lyrics is pluperfect." - Hal Prince
Christine Ebersole is delicious, a musical-comedy treasure" - Linda Winer, Newsday
Christine Ebersole can give a performance Rosalind Russell or Eve Arden might envy." - Jeffrey Lyons WNBC-TV
ABOUT GHOSTLIGHT RECORDS:
Sh-K-Boom Records and its imprint Ghostlight Records is a Grammy-nominated record label, a producer of recorded and live entertainment, and an interactive community at www.sh-k-boom.com, and www.ghostlightrecords.com. Since being founded seven years ago by Kurt Deutsch and Sherie Rene Scott, Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight is the leading producer of Original Broadway and Off Broadway cast albums, and solo recordings by the new generation of Broadway stars and composers. With over 50 albums in their catalogue, titles include: The Smash Broadway Hit Legally Blonde, Grammy and Tony Nominated Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Grammy nominated and Tony Winning The Drowsy Chaperone, Grammy nominated and Tony Winning The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the Grammy nominated all-star benefit recording of Hair for The Actors' Fund of America, as well as The Last 5 Years, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, Bright Lights, Big City (with Patrick Wilson and Jesse L. Martin), and Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See and Bernarda Alba. Solo Artists include: Patti LuPone, Billy Porter, Jason Robert Brown, Christine Ebersole, Adam Pascal (original star of Rent), Sherie Rene Scott (star of Aida and The Little Mermaid), and Kelli O'Hara's forthcoming debut solo album, Wonder in the World.
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