The new CD, titled The Odd Potato—The Broadway Album, features the talents of Jim Dale, Dan Fogler, Sutton Foster, Boyd Gaines, Debbie Gravitte, Judd Hirsch, Ron Holgate, Cady Huffman, Judy Kaye, Dick Latessa, Hal Linden, Priscilla Lopez, John Mahoney, Donna McKechnie, Michele Pawk, Maryann Plunkett, Hal Prince, Elaine Stritch, Lillias White and Scott Wise. Proceeds from the sale of the recording will benefit Variety — The Children's Charity. The Odd Potato features book and lyrics by Eileen Bluestone Sherman and music by Gail C. Bluestone. The musical, according to press notes, tells the story of "Rachel and Sammy Levy, who want their grieving father to 'snap out' of his depression so that they can celebrate Hanukkah the way they did before their mother's death. When she sees an ugly, odd-looking potato at the grocer's, Rachel remembers her mother's favorite story of holiday cheer. Using that potato and their imaginations, Rachel and Sammy manage to rekindle joy and laughter in their home and in their father's heart."
The recording is available in select Borders Books and Tower Records stores or on-line at www.theoddpotato.com.