Those interested in checking out the new label, founded by Bruce Kimmel, can visit www.kritzerland.com Kritzerland's first two discs, After the Ball and Guy Haines' "New Guy in Town," are both currently available for pre-order. Although the discs from the fledgling label won't hit stores until July 21, they will ship one week prior to that date when ordered on the website. The new site also offers audio clips from both recordings as well as photos and/or video from the recording sessions.
Kritzerland's premiere disc is a cast recording of the recent Irish Repertory Theatre production of After the Ball. That Noël Coward musical, directed by Tony Walton, starred Kathleen Widdoes, Mary Illes, Kristin Huxhold, Paul Carlin, David Staller, Collette Simmons, Greg Mills, Josh Grisetti, Drew Eshelman and Elizabeth Ingram. Mark Hartman is the musical director for the CD, which was recorded at Right Track Studios.
"New Guy in Town" is the title of the second recording, a follow-up to "Haines His Way." The CD will feature Guy Haines dueting with Kerry Butler, Juliana A. Hansen and Jessica Rush. With musical direction by Grant Geissman, the CD boasts a new song by Craig Carnelia and a never before-heard tune by Harvey Schmidt and Tom Jones. Other composers represented on the recording include Rodgers and Hart, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Bacharach and David, Jerome Kern and Ira Gershwin.