Boy From Oz Composer Sings on New Release "The Boy From Down Under: The Very Best of Peter Allen"

News   Boy From Oz Composer Sings on New Release "The Boy From Down Under: The Very Best of Peter Allen"
 
While Hugh Jackman and company perform the songs of Peter Allen in the Broadway staging of The Boy From Oz on Broadway, A&M/UMe will release the original recordings of the songwriter on "The Boy From Down Under: The Very Best of Peter Allen," Jan. 27.

Cover art for
Cover art for "The Boy From Down Under" album.

Featuring many of the songs used in the musical, the album includes Allen's "renditions of hits he wrote for Olivia Newton-John ("I Honestly Love You"), Christopher Cross (the Oscar-winning "Arthur's Theme (Best That You Can Do)"), Pablo Cruise ("I Go To Rio"), Rita Coolidge ("I'd Rather Leave While I'm In Love") and Melissa Manchester ("Don't Cry Out Loud")," according to a release.

David Foster, Marvin Hamlisch and Mike Post are producers on the collection.

The new musical The Boy from Oz began on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre Sept. 16 and opened Oct. 16. The Broadway cast recording released by Decca Broadway and produced by Phil Ramone is available.

The Boy from Oz is "a musical true story" of the late entertainer Peter Allen who was a protege of Judy Garland — and briefly married to her daughter Liza Minnelli. Martin Sherman (Bent) provides the libretto for the score which features the music and lyrics of the pop superstar.

For tickets to The Boy From Oz at the Imperial, 249 West 45 Street, call (212) 239-6200 or click here. For more information, visit the show's website at www.theboyfromoz.com.

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