Benanti, Butler, Pinkins, von Essen and More Featured on New Jay Records CD

News   Benanti, Butler, Pinkins, von Essen and More Featured on New Jay Records CD A two-CD set recorded live at the York Theatre will be released on the Jay Records label next month.
Laura Benanti
Laura Benanti

"NEO: new, emerging . . outstanding" features the vocals of such Broadway talents as Judy Kaye, Barbara Walsh, Kerry Butler, Kate Shindle, Laura Benanti, Darius de Haas, Max von Essen, Christiane Noll, Tonya Pinkins and Laura Bell Bundy. The concert, directed by Jamie McGonnigal with musical direction by Mark Hartman, features a mix of ballads and comedy tunes from such new musicals as Chasing Nicolette, The Opposite of Sex and The Lady in Penthouse B. Bryan Batt, currently on Broadway in the revival of La Cage aux Folles, offers introductions to many of the tunes.

The complete track listing for "NEO: new, emerging . . outstanding" follows:
Disc One
Opening Act One — Bryan Batt
"God Bless These Boys" (from Mother B) — Judy Kaye
Intro
"Spring Cleaning" — Nicole Van Giesen
Intro
"I Can’t Walk On" — Randy Radd
Intro "Love Is Not A Science" (from Einstein's Dreams) — David Pittu and Tom Beckett
Intro
"I’m Not Upset" (from Chasing Nicolette) — Phillip Bosco and Joe Palmer
Intro
"A Normal Life" (from The Opposite of Sex) — Matthew Morrison
Intro
"Richard" (from Rules Optional) — Barbara Walsh
Intro
"The Ocean" (from People Like Us) — Matt Bogart and Pamela Bob
Intro
"He’s Got Designs on Me" (from Dial M For Model) — John Epperson
Intro
"Inside Your Heart" (from Bat Boy) — Deven May and Kerry Butler
Intro
"For No Apparent Reason" (from Room to Grow) — Kate Shindle
Intro
"Any Day" (from The Three Musketeers) — Kerry Butler and Laura Bell Bundy
End Of Act One — Bryan Batt

Disc Two
Opening Act Two
"Way Ahead of My Time" (from The Taxi Cabaret) — Bryan Batt
Intro
"In a Foreign City" (from Adrift In Macau) — James Barbour and Kaitlin Hopkins
Intro
"Say Hello" (from The Lady In Penthouse B) — Christiane Noll
Intro
"Be With Me" (from Like You Like It) — Matt Cavenaugh
Intro
"Desert Island Top 5" (from High Fidelity) — Mario Cantone
Intro
"Know My Heart" (from Believe) — Max von Essen
Intro
"Parsley" — Stephen De Rosa
Intro
"Field Flowers" (Based on text by Thomas Campbell) — Darius de Haas
Intro
"The Sensitive Song" (from Cops) — Deven May
Intro
"Leading Man" (from Joe) — Laura Benanti
Intro
"Full Steam Ahead" (from Dance With Me) — Tonya Pinkins
Closing Act Two

"NEO: new, emerging . . outstanding" can be pre-ordered on the Jay Records website, www.jayrecords.com; the list price is $30.99. A portion of the proceeds from the recording will benefit the York Theatre Company.