Heidi Grant Murphy Sings Sondheim, Ahrens, Flaherty, Yeston and More on "Times Like This" CD

News   Heidi Grant Murphy Sings Sondheim, Ahrens, Flaherty, Yeston and More on "Times Like This" CD Soprano Heidi Grant Murphy blurs the line between opera and musical comedy with a new album of show tunes, "Times Like This," released on the Koch International label.

Murphy, who sang Johanna in the New York Philharmonic concert revival of Sweeney Todd and is heard on the rare studio recording of Through the Years, a little-known Vincent Youmans show, sings songs of Ahrens and Flaherty, Lerner and Loewe, Frank Loesser, Maury Yeston, Stephen Sondheim, Lucy Simon and Rodgers and Hammerstein on the new disc, which was release Jan. 21. The album is a followup to "Dreamscape," a lullaby collection, her previous Koch disc. Murphy is known as a soloist and principal player with opera companies and symphonies around the world.

Producer of "Times Like This" is Susan Napodano DelGiorno. Kevin Murphy is on piano, and many of the tracks offer string quartet, flute and harp. The disc includes:

"Warm All Over" (Frank Loesser)
"Somebody Somewhere" (Frank Loesser)
"The Boy Next Door" (Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane)
"Will He Like Me" (Bock & Harnick)
"On the Steps of the Palace" (Stephen Sondheim)
"Times Like This" (Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty)
"If I Were a Bell" (Loesser)
"New Words" (Maury Yeston)
"I Have to Tell You" (Harold Rome)
"If I Loved You" (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
"The French Song" (Don Tucker)
"Why Did I Choose You" (Herbert Martin & Michael Leonard)
"Waitin' for My Dearie" (Lerner & Loewe)
"(Vanilla) Ice Cream" (Bock & Harnick)
"Clusters of Crocus"/"Come to My Garden" (Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman)
"I Could Have Danced All Night" (Lerner & Loewe)