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. The cast of WICKED made their way into the studio last week and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the session!
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
Anthony Galde, Betsy Werbel, Ben Cohn Musical Director, Lynn Pinto Producer, Jason Michael Webb
Betsy Werbel and Kathy Fitzgerald
Donna Vivino and Constantine Rousouli
Ben Cohn leads the singers
Constantine Rousouli, Betsy Werbel, Kathy Fitzgerald, Christy Ney, Kate Fahner, Donna Vivino, Cate Goetschius, Alicia Albright and Engineer Andros Rodriguez
Gregory Kirsopp, Shawn Pennington, Adam Sanford, Constantine Rousouli and Betsy Werbel
John Antilev Sr., John Antilev Jr., and Elissa Antilev enjoy the recording session
Ben Cohn, Gregoy Kirsopp, Shawn Pennington, Adam Sanford, Anthony Galde and Constantine Rousouli
Ben Cohn and Jason Michael Webb