John Bucchino's Revue It's Only Life Will Be Preserved on CD

News   John Bucchino's Revue It's Only Life Will Be Preserved on CD PS Classics will record the new musical revue It's Only Life: The Songs of John Bucchino following its performances at Lincoln Center's Allen Room Jan. 27.
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The show, co-conceived and directed by Daisy Prince, features Broadway's Brooks Ashmanskas, Andrea Burns, Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel, Jessica Molaskey and Billy Porter, "performing a powerfully moving collection of both familiar and new compositions with Bucchino himself at the piano."

The album will be recorded the week of Jan. 30 in a New York City studio; Tommy Krasker, co-founder of PS Classics with Philip Chaffin, will produce the album.

The recent recipient of the first annual Fred Ebb Award, created to "recognize excellence in musical theatre songwriting," John Bucchino has also been honored with The Johnny Mercer Songwriter Award, The Songwriters' Fellowship Award, The ASCAP Foundation Richard Rodgers New Horizons Award, The Second Stage Constance Klinsky Award, The Gilman & Gonzalez-Falla Commendation Award, The Jonathan Larson Award and The Kleban Award. His songs have been recorded and performed by Judy Collins, Barbara Cook, Michael Feinstein, Art Garfunkel, Patti LuPone, Yo-Yo Ma, Audra MacDonald, Liza Minnelli, The Boston Pops, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, and many others, in venues that include Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera, The Hollywood Bowl, The Sydney Opera House, and The White House.

Bucchino has written songs for the musicals The Artist at 40, Urban Myths and Lavender Girl, a one-act included in an evening of short musicals called 3hree, compiled by Harold Prince. He has also written the songs for the Dreamworks animated film "Joseph, King of Dreams" and has released three CDs: "Grateful: The Songs of John Bucchino," "Solitude Lessons" and "On Richard Rodgers' Piano," which features solo piano interpretations of Rodgers songs on the composer's own Steinway.

Bucchino is currently working with Harvey Fierstein on a new musical called A Catered Affair. For more information, please visit www.johnbucchino.com. PS Classics is the Grammy-nominated label, founded in 2000, devoted to American songs and musical theatre. It has released show albums, solo CDs and songbook recordings. (Three vocal albums by Jessica Molaskey are on the label.) PS Classics is distributed exclusively by Image Entertainment. For more information visit www.psclassics.com.

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