Also on July 7, The Broadway Boys will appear at 6 PM at Barnes & Noble at Lincoln Center (66th and Broadway) for a performance and CD signing.
The upcoming PS Classics album will boast a holiday theme, with arrangements of "Hark!," "The Little Drummer Boy," "Silent Night," "The Chanukah Song," and many more.
Scheduled to perform on the recording are Jesse Nager (Xanadu), Danny Calvert (Altar Boyz), Tyler Maynard (The Little Mermaid), Kyle Post (Rent), Gabe Violett (Spring Awakening), Mykal Kilgore (Hair), Zak Resnick (Dogfight) and Landon Beard (Altar Boyz). Justin Paul (James and the Giant Peach) and James Sampliner (Legally Blonde) will music direct; female guest vocalists include Shoshana Bean (Wicked) and Shayna Steele (Hairspray).
The release of the holiday album, scheduled for late fall, will coincide with the sixth annual Broadway Sings for Toys event hosted by The Broadway Boys. Past guests of the benefit for Toys for Tots have included Stephanie J. Block, Michael McElroy, Julia Murney, Andrew Lippa, Gavin Creel, Capathia Jenkins, and Broadway casts. Details of this year's event will be announced shortly.
The Broadway Boys will return to Birdland on Aug. 16 at 7 PM. Additional tour dates to follow. *
Founded in 2000 by Tommy Krasker & Philip Chaffin, and a four-time Grammy nominee (for its cast albums of Assassins, Nine: The Musical, Grey Gardens and Company), PS Classics celebrates the heritage of Broadway and American popular song through its award-winning cast recordings; solo albums by such luminaries as Maureen McGovern, Victoria Clark, Jessica Molaskey and Christine Andreas; and recordings drawn from rare sound archives, including "Sondheim Sings." Its most recent releases include solo albums by Liz Callaway, Rebecca Luker and Kate Baldwin, and Broadway cast recordings of Finian's Rainbow and A Little Night Music. Visit the label's newly designed and relaunched website at www.psclassics.com.