Chicago's Ute Lemper Releases New CD in March and Offers Brief U.S. Tour in April

News   Chicago's Ute Lemper Releases New CD in March and Offers Brief U.S. Tour in April Ute Lemper — who won the Olivier Award for her performance as Velma Kelly in the London production of Chicago — will release her latest CD in March.

Entitled "But One Day," Lemper's new CD for the Decca label will be available in stores March 11. The recording features an eclectic mix of composers, including several tunes written by the singer-actress herself as well as works by Kurt Weill and Jacques Brel. Vocalist Laurie Anderson makes a guest appearance on "Lena," which was written by Lemper. Accompaniment features Peter Scherer on keyboards, Paul Socolow on bass and Mark Shulman on guitar. The complete track listing for "But One Day" follows: "September Song" (Weill)
"I Surrender" (Lemper)
"Speak Low" (Weill)
"Lena" (Lemper)
"Ne me quitte pas" (Brel)
"But One Day" (Lemper)
"Buenos Aires" (Piazzolla)
"Living Without You" (Heymann)
"Oblivion" (Piazzolla)
"Little Face" (Lemper)
"Amsterdam" (Brel)
"Ballad of Marie Sanders" (Eisler)
"On Brecht — Epilogue" (Lemper)

Lemper will also tour the U.S. to promote her newest solo recording. The actress begins her brief tour April 12 at New York's Town Hall. Other stops include Chicago's Anthenaeum (April 13), Ann Arbor's Michigan Theatre (April 16), Washington's Birchmere (April 24), Boston's Berklee Performing Arts Center (April 26) and four shows at Los Angeles' Conga Room at a date to be announced shortly.

Ute Lemper made her Broadway debut in the revival of Kander and Ebb's Chicago, and she is known throughout the world for her unique solo concerts that feature an eclectic array of material. She was named Billboard Crossover Artist of 1993-94, and her theatre credits feature roles in Peter Pan, Cabaret and Blue Angel. Lemper's many solo discs include "Ute Lemper Sings Kurt Weill," "Illusions," "Punishing Kiss," "Berlin Cabaret Songs" and "City of Strangers."