The 2011 edition of the annual Carols for a Cure album is now in the works. Produced by Rock-it Science Records and currently in it's thirteenth year, purchase of the album benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. This highly anticipated annual holiday release features casts from the current line-up of prestigious shows performing new and traditional holiday music. Broadway's Carols for a Cure offers a "snapshot" of each season, as the casts and orchestras from each show on Broadway perform their own holiday track. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you coverage of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in the studio!
Produced by Lynn Pinto for Rock-It Science Records and engineered by Andros Rodriguez, the Broadway's Carols for a Cure series has raised over $3 million dollars for BC/EFA since its inception in 1999, providing support and care for those suffering with AIDS, as well as lending support to women's health issues. Pinto, a classically trained singer who made her Broadway debut in the 1998 revival of The Sound of Music, has been producing recordings for BC/EFA and many other artists ever since. Over the years, Broadway's Carols for a Cure CDs have featured special performances by stars such as Bernadette Peters, Nick Jonas, Antonio Banderas, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman, Harvey Fierstein, David Hyde Pierce, Raul Esparza, John Tartaglia, Darlene Love, Hugh Panaro, Michael McKean, Annette O'Toole, Andrea McArdle, Donna Lynne Champlin, and Phyllis Newman, among others.
Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 13 can be ordered for only $20 through BC/EFA at broadwaycares.org or by calling (212) 840-0770 x250 Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST. Additionally, the CDs will be sold during a six-week "Gypsy-of-the-Year" fundraising period from mid-October through mid-December at participating Broadway and off-Broadway shows in New York. The CDs also will be available at select venues throughout the U.S., including The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, DC; The LA Phil Store in Disney Hall, and The John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, New York.
Photo Coverage: Genevieve Rafter Keddy
T.O. Sterrett (Musical Director) and Lynn Pinto (Producer)
T.O. Sterrett, Recording and Mix Engineer Andros Rodriguez, Lynn Pinto and Kris Koop
George Lee Andrews
Rose Mary Taylor
Marti Morris Lee
George Lee Andrews and Kris Koop
Katherine McNamee and George Lee Andrews
Jessica Bishop, Satomi Hoffman, Rose Mary Taylor, Dara Adler, Marti Morris Lee, Kris Koop, and David Christensen
Marti Morris Lee, Kris Koop, David Christensen, Aaron Galligan-Stierle and Richard Poole
T.O. Sterrett, Shannon Galligan-Stierle, Kimilee Bryant, Katherine McNamee and Jessica Bishop
T.O. Sterrett, Angie Finn, Shannon Galligan-Stierle, Kimilee Bryant, Katherine McNamee and Jessica Bishop
Jessica Bishop, Katherine McNamee, Kimilee Bryant, Lindsay Morgan, Shannon Galligan-Stierle and Angie Finn
Richard Poole, George Lee Andrews, Dominic Sellers, Dara Adler, Rose Mary Taylor, Satomi Hofmann and Kris Koop
Andros Rodriguez gets ready to play back the recording for the cast
Lynn Pinto and T.O. Sterrett
Lynn Pinto and T.O. Sterrett