Broadway Records announced today that Laura Osnes: Dream A Little Dream – Live At The Café Carlyle will be released on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Pre-orders are now being taken at amazon.com at http://amzn.com/B008TAVUA2. A digital release date will be announced in the coming weeks.
The album features songs recorded live during Ms. Osnes' June 2012 engagement at the legendary Café Carlyle and features special guests Jeremy Jordan (Bonnie & Clyde, Newsies) and Tom Wopat (Catch Me If You Can) as well as her husband, Nathan Johnson. The album consists of an evening of songs culled from Broadway, the Great American Songbook, as well as from the worlds of jazz and folk. Her quartet was led by her Musical Director Fred Lassen on piano and featured Marc Copely on guitars, Pete Donovan on bass and Larry Lelli on drums. The engagement at the Carlyle was directed by Joe Langworth.
"Getting to perform at the Café Carlyle, following in the footsteps of women like Elaine Stritch, Barbara Cook, Christine Ebersole, Kelli O'Hara, and so many of my other idols, is nothing short of a dream come true," enthused Ms. Osnes.
The album is produced by Fred Lassen and Aaron Ankrum and executive produced by Van Dean and Kenny Howard.
Laura Osnes is returning to Broadway in January as the title role in Cinderella. Laura starred in two other Rodgers and Hammerstein productions this past spring - the first NY revival of Pipe Dream for Encores! and a one night only concert of The Sound Of Music at Carnegie Hall. She was recently seen on Broadway as Bonnie Parker in Bonnie and Clyde (Tony® Award Nomination) after originating the role at Asolo Repertory Theatre and La Jolla Playhouse (San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Award- Outstanding Lead Female Performance in a Musical). Her other Broadway credits include Hope Harcourt in the Tony-winning revival of Anything Goes (Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Astaire Award nominations), Nellie Forbush in Lincoln Center Theatre's production of South Pacific and her Broadway debut as Sandy in the most recent revival of Grease, after having won the role on NBC's reality competition "Grease: You're The One That I Want." Many regional credits, including Kim McAfee in Broadway: Three Generations (Kennedy Center). Television: HBO's pilot "The Miraculous Year" written by John Logan and directed by Kathryn Bigelow, "Sondheim: The Birthday Concert" at Avery Fisher Hall (available on DVD), the 2011 Kennedy Center Honors Salute to Barbara Cook and the Las Vegas Smith Center Gala Opening that will air on PBS this fall.
BROADWAY RECORDS is a new label dedicated to Broadway and Off Broadway-related recordings and is a division of the theatrical production and investment company, The Broadway Consortium. The Broadway Consortium (2012 Tony® Award winner for The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) was co-founded by Van Dean and Kenny Howard. Broadway Records releases include the Original Broadway Cast Recordings of Bonnie & Clyde and Lysistrata Jones, Nick Jonas: Songs from How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying and the 2012 Concept Recording of Jekyll & Hyde. The Broadway Consortium's Broadway producing credits include Chinglish, Bonnie & Clyde, Gore Vidal's The Best Man, The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess and Evita (2012). West End: Master Class (2012). Van's credits also include Catch Me If You Can (Tony® Award nomination), ROOMS a rock romance (Outer Critics Circle and Helen Hayes Award nomination), Saint Heaven and Alive in the World. Together, Kenny and Van executive produced the Grammy® nominated 2011 Broadway Cast Recording of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying with Daniel Radcliffe and John Larroquette. Van also executive produced the Original Off Broadway Cast Recording of ROOMS a rock romance with Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger. The general counsel for Broadway Records and The Broadway Consortium is Barry Miller.