The star of both the London and Broadway productions of Chicago will celebrate the new disc, which boasts songs all penned by Lemper, June 9 at Le Poisson Rouge. Lemper will offer two shows at the Manhattan venue: 7:30 and 9:30 PM. Le Poisson Rouge is located in Manhattan at 158 Bleecker Street. For more information visit lepoissonrouge.com.
In the liner notes for her new CD, Lemper writes, "This journey 'between yesterday and tomorrow' through time and places in the world is also a journey through my heart. It is a collection of memories, impressions, moments of joy, but also vulnerable moments of doubt and outrage. It moves between clearness and painful confusion, hope and despair about world issues but always wants to stay poetic in its thought and language."
Song titles include "Nevada," "Nomad," "September Mourn," "Greatest Ride," "Stranger Friend," "Wings of Desire," "Here Is Love," "Luna," "Ghosts of Berlin," "La Memoire et la Mer" and "Blood & Feathers."
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." A recent CD/DVD release is titled "Blood & Feathers."