PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, released the two-disc set Broadway cast album of the Kennedy Center's acclaimed revival of FOLLIES on Tuesday, November 29, 2011. Since then, the Metropolitan Museum of Art requested permission from PS Classics to include "Broadway Baby" in an upcoming compilation disc. Because the track on the New Broadway Cast Recording includes brief reprises of other tunes, Tony-nominated Jayne Houdyshell kindly went back into the studio to record a new solo ending.
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FOLLIES features a book by James Goldman and music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. The production was directed by Eric Schaeffer with choreography by Warren Carlyle and music direction by James Moore. Folling a Broadway run at the Marquis Theatre, the show moved to LA's Ahmanson, where it played through June 9.
Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and a six-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens, Company, A Little Night Music and Sondheim on Sondheim), PS Classics celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song through its award-winning cast recordings; solo albums by such luminaries as Maureen McGovern, Victoria Clark, Jessica Molaskey and Christine Andreas; and recordings drawn from rare sound archives, including "Sondheim Sings." Its most recent releases include solo albums by Liz & Ann Hampton Callaway and Kate Baldwin, and cast recordings of A Minister's Wife, Death Takes a Holiday, and Vernon Duke & Ogden Nash's long-lost Sweet Bye and Bye.