BroadwayWorld.com was there as Patti LuPone celebrated the release of her newest recording The Lady With the Torch, released by Ghostlight Records, a division of Sh-K-Boom Records. The CD is available nationwide as of April 25, 2006. The recording 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.
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 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)
For more on "The Lady with the Torch," visit www.sh-k-boom.com.
Photos by Kerry Long
Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight couple Kurt Deutsch and Sherie Rene Scott congratulate Patti LuPone
Patti celebrates with the fine folk from Ghostlight Records
Joel Moss (one of the album's producers) and Kurt Deutsch
Patti and her orchestrator, Jonathan Tunick
Patti and Mr. Tunick and joined by Musical Contractor
Seymour "Red" Press
The woman of the evening toasts to the new record with Ghostlight producer and founder Kurt Deustch
Shuler Hensely, currently of Tarzan, Noah Cornman
and Kurt Deutsch
Sherie Rene Scott stops by after her performance in John Guare's Landscape of the Body with Lili Taylor