Patti LuPone to Record Lady with the Torch for Ghostlight Records

News   Patti LuPone to Record Lady with the Torch for Ghostlight Records Tony and Olivier Award winner Patti LuPone, currently starring as Mrs. Lovett in the acclaimed revival of Sweeney Todd, will head into the recording studio Dec. 11-13.

Patti LuPone
Patti LuPone Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The singing actress will record her latest solo disc, which will be released on the Ghostlight Records label in April 2006. Entitled The Lady With the Torch, the new recording is based on LuPone's cabaret/concert act of the same name, which she has performed in New York at Feinstein's at the Regency, in Los Angeles at the Cinegrill and in San Francisco at the Plush Room. The Lady With the Torch was also the title of LuPone's most recent, sold-out Carnegie Hall evening.

The Lady with the Torch was conceived and directed by Scott Wittman and features orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick and musical direction by Chris Fenwick. Fenwick will direct a ten-piece band for the upcoming studio recording.

The complete track list for the forthcoming CD follows:
"Guess I’ll Hang My Tears Out to Dry" (Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn)
"Something Cool " (Billy Barnes)
"A Cottage for Sale" (Willard Robinson/Larry Conley)
"Ill Wind" (Harold Arlen/Ted Koehler)
"I Wanna Be Around" (Johnny Mercer/Sadie Zimmerstedt)
"The Other Woman" (Jessie Mae Robinson)
"The Man I Love" (George Gershwin/Ira Gershwin)
"Make It Another Old Fashioned, Please" (Cole Porter)
"Me and My Shadow " (Dave Dreyer/Al Jolson/Billy Rose)
"Do It Again" (George Gershwin/B.G. DeSylva)
"I’m Through with Love" (Gus Kahn/Matt Malneck/Tom Adair)
"So in Love" (Cole Porter)
"I Love Paris" (Cole Porter)
"C’est Magnifique!" (Cole Porter)
"Body and Soul " (John W. Green/Edward Heyman/Robert Sour/Frank Eyton)

A Tony Award winner for her work in Evita, Patti LuPone also earned an Olivier Award for her performances in the West End productions of Lés Misérables and The Cradle Will Rock. Her other theatrical credits include Sunset Boulevard, Anything Goes, Oliver!, Working, The Old Neighborhood, Master Class and Pal Joey. LuPone also headlined two solo Broadway concerts, Patti LuPone On Broadway and Matters of the Heart, and received glowing notices for her performance as Mrs. Lovett in the Lincoln Center concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd. She was seen last year in the Kennedy Center's staging of Marc Blitzstein's Regina, and this summer she will play Mama Rose in the Ravinia Festival's presentation of Gypsy.

For more information visit www.ghostlightrecords.com.